I see that the "great debate" about Nanny's advice to eat "five portions of fruit and veg a day" continues to "rage".
A European "study" now concludes that we should eat eight portions a day.
The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Heart study claims to show that people who eat at least eight portions of fruit and vegetables a day have a 22% lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease (IHD), than those who consumed fewer than three portions a day.
Pretty convincing eh?
Well not really, the study also notes (almost reluctantly) that a higher fruit and vegetable intake occurs among people with other healthy eating habits and lifestyles.
Oddly enough these factors may also account for the lower risk of dying from IHD!
In other words, if you eat a balanced diet and take sensible exercise (ie don't destroy yourselves by living as a potato and eating only shite) then you will probably be more healthy.
Were do I apply for my grant to conduct similar "research" that will come to that conclusion?
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