Fruit & veg stop blood clots

| Post published on June 2, 2007
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Researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that diets containing plenty of fruit and vegetables were associated with a lower risk of venous thromboembolisms (VTE), otherwise known as blood clots in the veins. Conversely, diets containing red and processed meats and a Western type diet were linked to an increased risk of VTE.

Steffen et al., 2007. Greater fish, fruit, and vegetable intakes are related to lower incidence of venous thromboembolism: the Longitudinal Investigation of Thromboembolism Etiology. Circulation. 115 (2) 188-195.

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Dr. Justine Butler
I joined Viva! as a health campaigner in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. My scientific training helped me research and write numerous reports, guides and fact sheets for Viva! including Meat the Truth, Fish-Free for Life, One in Nine (breast cancer and diet) and the substantial report on the detrimental health effects of consuming dairy; White Lies. This accompanied Viva!’s report The Dark Side of Dairy which spelt out the inherent cruelty of dairy farming. We were the first UK group to take on the dairy industry in this way, and many of our supporters go vegan after reading these reports.

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