The findings based on two studies of more than 88,000 men and 47,000 women, used food frequency questionnaires to monitor food intake, as part of the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.
The findings, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention found that men who regularly consumed six or more portions of fruit and vegetables had a decreased risk of kidney cancer. In fact, there was a 55 percent reduction in renal cell carcinoma (more than 80 percent of all kidney cancers are accounted for by renal cell carcinoma).
No protective effect was seen against kidney cancer in women who consumed any amount of fruit and vegetables.
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