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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

In adults, what is the relationship between the intake of vegetables and fruits, not including juice, and body weight?

Conclusion Statement

The evidence for an association between increased fruit and vegetable intake and lower body weight is modest with a trend towards decreased weight gain over five or more years in middle adulthood. No conclusions can be drawn from the evidence on the efficacy of increased fruit and vegetable consumption in weight loss diets.

2010 DGAC Grade: Moderate