Australian Bureau of Statistics
1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2006
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According to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), fruits and vegetables have protective effects against non-communicable chronic diseases, due to the presence of nutrients and ‘phytochemicals’ in plant foods. People who regularly eat diets high in fruit and vegetables (and legumes) have substantially lower risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, several major cancers, and possibly hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (NHMRC, 2003).
SELECTED RISK FACTORS, Tasmanians aged 18 years and over, 2001
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