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Using data from 75,596 women followed up for 14 years in the Nurses'
Health Study and 38,683 men followed up for 8 years in the Health Professionals'
Follow-up Study, Joshipura and colleagues found that overall, fruit and vegetable
intake was inversely related to risk of ischemic stroke. Compared with individuals
in the lowest quintile of fruit and vegetable intake, those in the top quintile
had a relative risk of ischemic stroke of 0.69. Risk of ischemic stroke decreased
as the number of daily servings of fruits and vegetables increased from fewer
than 3 servings per day to 6 servings per day, with no further reduction in
risk associated with more than 6 servings per day.
This Week in JAMA. JAMA. 1999;282(13):1205. doi:10.1001/jama.282.13.1205
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