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Eat vegetables for longevity

June 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The key to the fountain of youth may be growing in your own garden. It turns out a diet rich in vegetables not only makes you feel better it may extend your life. Harvard School of Public Health researchers tracked the dietary patterns of 70,000 female nurses for several decades now.

Women who ate the most green vegetables had a 28 percent lower risk of death from heart disease than women who ate the fewest leafy greens.

In contrast, women who ate red meat, pizza, french fries, and soda - had a 16 percent increased risk for death from cancer.

 

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