Huge study confirms that fruit, veg and legumes are good for your heart

A huge new study of diet of 135,000 people in 18 countries across the world has confirmed what had long been suspected: that fruit, vegetable and legume intake is associated with a lower chances of developing cardiovascular disease and death. 

According to the paper which was published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, even those with limited incomes can still benefit. The study found that even moderate intake of these foods - most of the pillars of a vegan diet - can still reap their benefits.

Compared to fewer than three servings of fruit per week, more than 3 per day was associated with an 18% reduced risk in non-cardiovascular mortality and 19% reduction in total mortality. Regarding legumes, higher consumption was associated with significant reduction in both non-cardiovascular mortality and total mortality risk. As compared with less than one serving of legumes per month, more than one serving per day was associated with an 18% reduction in non-cardiovascular mortality and a 26% reduction in total mortality.

As of the time of writing, there is no mention of this report on the BHF's website or social media accounts. Surely they have a duty to the public to inform them of the results of this important, high quality research? It would cost virtually nothing and save countless lives. Instead, they tweet to inform their supporters about someone raising money by holding a miniature horse show, to encourage donations and to pat their shop staff on the back.