More on the EPIC Study on Fruit, Vegetables, and Cancer

I finally got around to getting a copy of the EPIC study I posted on here. The study showed that adding 200 g of fruits and vegetables per day decreased the risk of cancer by 4%. What the reports didn’t mention was that people who ate more than 647 grams of fruit and vegetables per day (the equivalent of about 2 cups of broccoli plus 2 1/4 medium apples) had an 11% reduced risk of cancer compared to those who at only 226 g per day (the equivalent of about 3/4 apple plus 3/4 cup of broccoli).

Here are the confidence intervals:

Quintile   Risk
1 (0–226 g/d)   1.00 (reference)
2 (227–338 g/d)   0.95 (0.92 to 0.99)
3 (339–462 g/d)   0.91 (0.88 to 0.95)
4 (463–646 g/d)   0.93 (0.89 to 0.97)
5 (≥647 g/d)   0.89 (0.85 to 0.93)

2 Responses to “More on the EPIC Study on Fruit, Vegetables, and Cancer”

  1. Rick Says:

    When I click on the link in this article marked “here,” it returns me to this same article.

  2. Jack Norris RD Says:

    Hi Rick,

    Scroll down….

    Jack

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