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Diet study: 10 fruits and vegetables a day linked to living longer

Diet study: 10 fruits and vegetables a day linked to living longer (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new report card on eating says that many people may be missing the mark.

Researchers are calling it the new "sweet spot" for fruits and vegetables. A new mega study on diets found that when it comes to the numbers, 10 fruits and vegetables a day is the new recommendation.

When 95 studies were reviewed on what people eat, the results in the Journal Epidemiology show 10 servings a day of fruits and vegetables hold the secret to living the longest, and reducing the risk of dying from all causes.

While some is still better than none, every two and half servings you go up you bring down more and more risks including the risks of some top killers such as heart disease and stroke.

By the way ,the government survey found most people eat far less than this, a mere one and a half servings a day, and that counts french fries, ketchup and iceberg lettuce.

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