Biomarkers of fruit and vegetable consumption: findings from the FLAVURS study

Dauren Alimbetov, Yannan Jin, Trevor George, Mary Foong-Fong Chong, Jeremy Spencer, Michael Gordon, Julie Lovegrove

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Abstract

Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables (F&V) has been associated with decreased risk of chronic diseases such as CVD and certain types of cancers. Daily consumption of five portions (400 g) or more of F&V has been recommended by the WHO and the UK's Scientific Advisory Committee of Nutrition (SACN). Yet there is no clear advice on the optimum type or quantity of F&V for disease prevention. Epidemiological evidence supports the association of high–dietary flavonoid intake and reduced risk of CVD. However, dose response, randomised, controlled trials are required to confirm these findings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E220
JournalProceedings of the Nutrition Society
Volume70
Issue numberOCE4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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