Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    New Research - Veggies - People live longer
    avatar
    engineerguy posted:
    Hi folks,


    http://www.pritikin.com/real-superfoods-diet?ibp-adgroup=newsletter

    New research

    Just a few days ago, another major study(1) was published, a 12-year review, that once again validated the benefits of a daily menu full of fruits and veggies.

    Scientists from University College London found that a fruit-and-vegetable-rich diet was associated with a significant reduction in the risk of death from heart disease and cancer.

    In fact, the study found that the more vegetables and fruits we eat, the lower our risk of death from any cause and at any age.

    Seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily

    The study looked at the diets and health outcomes of 65,226 people representative of the British population from 2001 to 2013. The results showed that for people who ate seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, their mortality rate was reduced by 42% compared to people eating less than one serving a day.

    "…the effect is staggering."

    Even Dr. Oyinlola Oyebode, the study's lead investigator, was surprised by the results, and stated in a university press release: "We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is healthy, but the size of the effect is staggering."

    Best regards, EngineerGuy (Stacy)

    (1) http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2014/03/03/jech-2013-203500

    J Epidemiol Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2013-203500
    Reply
     
    avatar
    jc3737 responded:
    Excellent article.


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I'm 33 years old and live in Chicago. I'm a Biology undergrad at Loyola and hope to go on to medical school or an MS/RD program. I follow a v...More

    Helpful Tips

    Killer Athlete's Foot Cure
    If you have athlete's foot, gently wash the affected area. I usually got it between my toes. Use a hair dryer on warm, to dry the foot for ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    12 of 21 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.