Social Sciences

Fruit and veg consumption varies with gender and education

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A study of over 37,000 Europeans has explored the relationship between gender and educational attainment and fruit and veg consumption.

Overall, the results showed that being female and having a high education were associated with increased consumption of fruit and vegetables.

However, the direction and strength of these relationships varied by region. Residents of Northern Europe consumed the most vegetables, and people in Southern Europe consumed the most fruit.

The researchers conclude that knowledge about inequalities in fruit and vegetable consumption should inform the development of public health policies and practices.

Source: PLOS ONE