Skip to comments.Eating more fruit, veggies may cut stroke risk: Study
Posted on 05/09/2014 7:10:27 AM PDT by Innovative
Researchers at the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, saw a 32% decrease of stroke risk with every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and an 11% decrease for every 200 g of vegetables eaten daily.
High fruit and vegetable intake can lower blood pressure and improve microvascular function, the researchers said in the study, which was published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.
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A more detailed article at Reuters:
Fruits and vegetables linked to stroke prevention
“The researchers found that citrus fruits, leafy vegetables and apples and pears were the specific types of greenery linked to reduced stroke risk.”
Go back to giving children whole milk...it fills you up and is much better than any fruit juice or soda or water.
If Anybody cares, I found the original article published in “Stroke” magazine:
“A well balanced diet is still the best bet. “
You don't know if those who had a stroke would have had one no matter how many vegies in their diet.
“Here’s the problem with all these studies....No one is the same.”
True — but that’s why they include large samples.
“ResultsTwenty prospective cohort studies were included, involving 16,981 stroke events among 760,629 participants.”
I don’t care if you include a bazillion people. You still don’t know.
This is a meta-analysis of cohort studies - in other words, it's observational, not interventional.
Observational studies are at best suggestive. Drawing conclusions from them is a mistake.
It's clear that people who eat more fruits and vegetables are healthier - but is that because fruits and vegetables make them healthier, or that people who care about their health eat more fruits and vegetables? These types of studies cannot answer that question.
Historically, we've drawn the wrong conclusion from observational studies about 80% of the time. It was drawing wrong conclusions from observational studies that lead us to conclude that hormone replacement therapy would reduce heart disease in women, when exactly the opposite turned out to be true. Ditto for the idea that eating less salt would reduce blood pressure, or eating less saturated fat would reduce heart disease.
It's well past the time when we should stop accepting this sort of crap as legitimate science.
Why is this news?
This has been a known fact for years.
and not !!! Oh maybe !! or not !
I did a little math. I don't know what the above figures mean, but 760,629 divided into 16,981 equals 2.2%. Does that mean that 98% of the participants benefited from eating veggies?
Or, is this just another one of the legion of worthless studies that ultimately mean nothing?
Eat more fruit and veggies!
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