Study: Eating fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer

The phrase “eat your vegetables,” might take on more important meaning after new research claims thousands of cancer cases could be prevented if people ate more produce, according to a recent peer-reviewed study.

If half the U.S. population ate one more serving of fruit or vegetables a day, about 20,000 cases of cancer could be prevented, according to the study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology.

The study took into account cancers that may occur from pesticides used on produce but found only about 10 cancer cases a year could be added as a result of pesticides.

The recommendation to eat more fruits and veggies doesn’t differentiate between organically and conventionally grown produce.

To read the abstract, click here.

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