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A new study scientists suggests eating a lot vegetables may not greatly reduce the risk a heart attack. This goes against what doctors have been telling us decades. People the world believe it is essential to eat lots vegetables to keep the heart healthy. The new study says other lifestyle factors may affect our health just as much as vegetables. These include other things we eat, how much exercise we get, where we live, our income, and whether or not we smoke and drink. The study is universities in Oxford, Bristol and Hong Kong. Almost 400,000 people took part it. They answered questions their lifestyle, diet, and what raw and cooked vegetables they ate.

The scientists advised that people should still eat lots vegetables because they were good our heart and overall health. The findings their study actually found that the risk dying from cardiovascular disease was 15 per cent lower those eating the most vegetables, especially raw vegetables. However, they explained that many other factors also contributed to this 15% reduction. Lead researcher Dr Qi Feng the University of Oxford said: "Our large study did not find evidence a protective effect of vegetable intake the occurrence of cardiovascular disease". He said "differences socioeconomic situation and lifestyle differences" also affected the health our heart.

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