European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition report by BBC
Professor Walter Willet of Harvard University said the research strongly confirmed the findings of other studies, showing "that any association of intake and fruits and vegetables with risk of cancer is weak at best".
The study of 500,000 Europeans joins a growing body of evidence undermining the high hopes that pushing "five-a-day" might slash Western cancer rates.
The international team of researchers estimates only around 2.5% of cancers could be averted by increasing intake.Healthy vegetables? Yeah right!