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A study fol­low­ing more than 135,000 peo­ple from 18 coun­tries across five con­ti­nents has re­vealed some surprising diet find­ings. Re­searchers from Mc­Mas­ter Univer­sity and Hamil­ton Health Sciences in Canada found the low­est risk of death was in those who ate 375g to 500g of fruit, veg­eta­bles or legumes per day, with lit­tle ad­di­tional ben­e­fit for in­takes above that. The find­ings from the seven-year study also showed that fruit in­take was more strongly as­so­ci­ated with ben­e­fits than veg­etable con­sump­tion, and that raw veg­eta­bles of­fered more ben­e­fits than cooked.

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