Fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

Published on Jul 29, 2014in BMJ27.60
· DOI :10.1136/bmj.g4490
Xia Wang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology),
Yingying Ouyang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
+ 4 AuthorsFrank B. Hu202
Estimated H-index: 202
(Harvard University)
Objective To examine and quantify the potential dose-response relation between fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of all cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality. Data sources Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane library searched up to 30 August 2013 without language restrictions. Reference lists of retrieved articles. Study selection Prospective cohort studies that reported risk estimates for all cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality by levels of fruit and vegetable consumption. Data synthesis Random effects models were used to calculate pooled hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals and to incorporate variation between studies. The linear and non-linear dose-response relations were evaluated with data from categories of fruit and vegetable consumption in each study. Results Sixteen prospective cohort studies were eligible in this meta-analysis. During follow-up periods ranging from 4.6 to 26 years there were 56 423 deaths (11 512 from cardiovascular disease and 16 817 from cancer) among 833 234 participants. Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables was significantly associated with a lower risk of all cause mortality. Pooled hazard ratios of all cause mortality were 0.95 (95% confidence interval 0.92 to 0.98) for an increment of one serving a day of fruit and vegetables (P=0.001), 0.94 (0.90 to 0.98) for fruit (P=0.002), and 0.95 (0.92 to 0.99) for vegetables (P=0.006). There was a threshold around five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, after which the risk of all cause mortality did not reduce further. A significant inverse association was observed for cardiovascular mortality (hazard ratio for each additional serving a day of fruit and vegetables 0.96, 95% confidence interval 0.92 to 0.99), while higher consumption of fruit and vegetables was not appreciably associated with risk of cancer mortality. Conclusions This meta-analysis provides further evidence that a higher consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of all cause mortality, particularly cardiovascular mortality.
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Published on Jan 1, 2014
George Wells11
Estimated H-index: 11
(U of O: University of Ottawa),
B. Shea19
Estimated H-index: 19
+ 8 AuthorsJ Petersen1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Published on Aug 1, 2013in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.57
Andrea Bellavia14
Estimated H-index: 14
(KI: Karolinska Institutet),
Susanna C. Larsson61
Estimated H-index: 61
(KI: Karolinska Institutet)
+ 2 AuthorsNicola Orsini43
Estimated H-index: 43
(KI: Karolinska Institutet)
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Published on Jan 1, 2013
K.T.B. Knoops7
Estimated H-index: 7
(WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre),
Daan Kromhout9
Estimated H-index: 9
+ 3 AuthorsWija A. van Staveren64
Estimated H-index: 64
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Max Leenders21
Estimated H-index: 21
Ivonne Sluijs28
Estimated H-index: 28
+ 43 AuthorsMarie Christine Boutron-Ruault78
Estimated H-index: 78
In this study, the relation between fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality was investigated within the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition. Survival analyses were performed, including 451,151 participants from 10 European countries, recruited between 1992 and 2000 and followed until 2010. Hazard ratios, rate advancement periods, and preventable proportions to respectively compare risk of death between quartiles of consumption, to estimate the period by which the r...
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Emily J. Nicklett13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UM: University of Michigan),
Richard David Semba1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)
+ 6 AuthorsLinda P. Fried117
Estimated H-index: 117
(Columbia University)
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Wen Zhang4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Osaka University),
Hiroyasu Iso73
Estimated H-index: 73
(Osaka University)
+ 2 AuthorsAkiko Tamakoshi62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Aichi Medical University)
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Nicola Orsini43
Estimated H-index: 43
Ruifeng Li10
Estimated H-index: 10
+ 2 AuthorsDonna Spiegelman126
Estimated H-index: 126
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Quanhe Yang35
Estimated H-index: 35
Tiebin Liu18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 8 AuthorsMuin J. Khoury94
Estimated H-index: 94
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Published on Jul 1, 2011in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition6.57
Xianglan Zhang25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University),
Xiao-Ou Shu96
Estimated H-index: 96
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University)
+ 6 AuthorsWei Zheng110
Estimated H-index: 110
(Vandy: Vanderbilt University)
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Francesca L. Crowe50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Oxford),
Andrew W. Roddam47
Estimated H-index: 47
(University of Oxford)
+ 40 AuthorsCornelia Weikert37
Estimated H-index: 37
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Estimated H-index: 27
(Aston University)
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Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Oslo),
Mona Bjelland19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Oslo)
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Estimated H-index: 43
(University of Oslo)
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Estimated H-index: 2
(Lond: University of London)
+ 7 AuthorsRosemary Green10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Lond: University of London)
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Steven Ndugwa Kabwama4
Estimated H-index: 4
(MUK: Makerere University),
Silver Bahendeka9
Estimated H-index: 9
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Estimated H-index: 18
(MUK: Makerere University)
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Chloe Clifford Astbury (University of Cambridge), Tarra L. Penney11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Cambridge),
Jean Adams29
Estimated H-index: 29
(University of Cambridge)
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Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Agder),
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Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Agder)
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Estimated H-index: 29
(University of Agder)
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Guangzhou Medical University),
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Estimated H-index: 1
('KCL': King's College London)
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Estimated H-index: 31
('KCL': King's College London)
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Estimated H-index: 15
(Umeå University),
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Estimated H-index: 60
(Umeå University)
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 26
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
+ 1 AuthorsSeth A. Berkowitz18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Estimated H-index: 25
(Aston University),
Esme Belcher (Aston University)+ 4 AuthorsEmma Haycraft22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Lboro: Loughborough University)
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