Eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily may prolong life

07/12/2013 | Reuters

People who ate fewer than five servings of fruits and vegetables daily were at an increased risk of early death, according to a study of more than 71,000 people in Sweden. The risk of early death was 53% higher among those who didn't eat fruits and vegetables compared with those who got their five daily servings. The researchers said the findings held true even after accounting for gender, smoking status, physical activity, body weight and alcohol consumption.

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