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Consuming insufficient fruit and vegetables

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Malignant neoplasm of the oesophagus - Consuming insufficient fruit and vegetables Factor

Last reviewed for CCPS 18 July 2007.

Investigative Documents

Claimant Report - Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables - Malignant Neoplasm of the Oesophagus [CR9281]

Preliminary questions [38409]

38410

there is some evidence that consuming insufficient fruit and vegetables may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

38411the veteran has established the causal connection between consuming insufficient fruit and vegetables and operational service for the clinical onset of malignant neoplasm of the oesophagus.

Clinical onset and operational service [38411]

38412 the veteran consumed on average 100 grams or less per day of any combination of fruits and vegetables for a continuous five year period at some time.

38413

the veteran consumed on average 100 grams or less per day of any combination of fruits and vegetables for a continuous five year period at least 10 years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

38414

operational service made a material contribution to the veteran's consumption on average of 100 grams or less per day of any combination of fruits and vegetables for a continuous five year period at least 10 years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.