Fruit, Vegetables, and Cancer

A recent study in Europe confirmed mounting evidence that 5-a-day is largely a myth when it comes to preventing cancer.

"The findings…add further evidencethat a broad effort to increase consumption of fruits and vegetableswill not have a major effect on cancer incidence. Such effortsare still worthwhile because they will reduce risks of cardiovasculardisease, and a small benefit for cancer remains possible. Researchshould focus more sharply on specific fruits and vegetablesand their constituents and on earlier periods of life. For preventionof cancer, the primary focus at present should be heightenedefforts to reduce smoking and obesity because obesity in theUnited States has become similar in magnitude to smoking asan avoidable cause."

Via the Oxford Journal of the National Cancer Institute