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Eating lots of fruit and vegetables with white flesh may help to protect against strokes, says a study in the journal Stroke. But Dutch researchers say they do not know why people with a high intake of apples, pears, bananas or cauliflower reduce their risk of stroke by 52%.

「中風」期刊的研究說,吃大量白色果肉的蔬果,可能有助預防中風,但荷蘭研究人員說,他們並不知道為什麼大量攝取蘋果、梨子、香蕉或花椰菜,可將中風風險降低52%。

The study followed more than 20,000 adults over 10 years. Stroke experts said people should not be put off eating other colours of fruit and veg. At the start of the study, carried out in The Netherlands, participants were asked to fill in a detailed questionnaire on diet and lifestyle for the previous year.

該研究追蹤2萬多名成年人超過10年,中風專家說,不應因此不食用其他顏色的蔬果。在此份研究於荷蘭展開之初,參與者被要求填寫關於前一年飲食與生活形態的詳細問卷。

By using this information and tracking the health of participants over the next decade, researchers were able to examine the link between the colour of fruit and vegetables consumed and stroke risk. The study found that a 25g per day increase in white fruits and vegetables was linked to a 9% lower risk of stroke.

研究人員藉著使用此資訊並在接下來10年間追蹤參與者的健康,得以觀查攝取之蔬果顏色與中風風險之間的關聯。研究發現,每天多吃25公克白肉蔬果,可降低9%的中風風險。

Of the white fruit and veg eaten, over half was apples and pears. But no link was found between stroke incidence and green(dark leafy vegetables, cabbages and lettuces), orange/yellow (mostly citrus fruits) or red/purple fruits and vegetables.

吃進的白肉蔬果中,超過一半是蘋果與梨子,但中風發生率與綠色(深色葉菜,甘藍與萵苣)、橘/黃(多數為柑橘類水果)或紅/紫蔬果間並未發現有關聯。

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keep sth at bay:片語,避免……。例句:Exercise can help keep fat at bay.(運動有助避免肥胖。)

put off:片語,推諉,使分心。例句:Could you be quiet please - I’m trying to concentrate and you’re putting me off.(請你安靜點,我試著專心,你讓我分心。)

incidence:名詞,發生率。例句:There have been quite a few incidences of bullying in the school this year.(今年這所學校霸凌事件發生率相當低。)

 

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