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Fruits, veggies prevent heart disease death

According to a new study, eating at least eight servings of fruits and vegetables each day lowers the risk of dying from heart disease.

January 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Eating more fruits and vegetables may be the key to prevent dying from heart disease.

In a study of 300,000 people in Europe, researchers found people who ate at least eight servings of fruits and vegetables each day had a 22 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease than those who ate just three portions.

Each additional serving was linked to a 4 percent lower risk of death.