"6 400 deaths are annually prevented or postponed if the swedes followed kostråden, according to the Nfa. More fruit and vegetables would have the greatest effect on the health of the population."
"the Calculations have been made in a collaboration between the Nfa and the university of Lund as an international model."
"In the study, asked the researchers, the question arises how the risk of dying of cardiovascular disease and cancer would be affected if they changed their eating habits."
"You've looked at the recommended and the actual intake of fruit and vegetables, and calculated how many fewer deaths there would be if the population followed the recommendation rather than to be at the low level we do today," says Irene Mattisson, nutritionist at national Food administration and coauthor of the study."
"the Greatest impact would be more fruit and vegetables have on the health, preferably 500 grams a day. The second largest effect would more fiber and whole grains have, it says the recommendation is 30 grams per day. The results also showed that more deaths among women would be prevented than in men."
" Men eat far less vegetables than women and even less fruit. At the same time, it is good to know that even small changes make a difference."
"such A shift would at the same time could mean a big win for the environment."
"– To eat more food from plants and less from animal kingdom is also more environmentally sustainable and absolutely necessary for our planet's future, " said Irene Mattisson."