Eating up to seven servings of produce daily prolongs life

CNN reports that according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, “people who eat up to seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day can cut their risk of death by 42% – and that vegetables may be more important than fruit to your overall health.”

Researchers arrived at that conclusion after examining “data from more than 65,000 adults over age 35 who participated in the Healthy Surveys for England study between 2001 and 2008.”

The study’s findings follow those of a study presented last week at the American College of Cardiology’s annual session that found that “women who ate eight to nine servings of fruit and vegetables in their 20s were 40% less likely to have dangerous plaque in their arteries in their 40s.”

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