Fruits and Vegetables Do More to Reduce Cancer and Extend Life Than Many Prescription Drugs

April 5, 2014 10:01 PM

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Fruits and Vegetables Do More to Reduce Cancer and Extend Life Than Many Prescription Drugs

It’s probably not news to most readers that we should all eat more fruits and vegetables. The advice has circulated seemingly since time immemorial, but some researchers at the University College of London have backed it up with hard evidence, measuring the benefits of each daily serving of colorful plant matter.

Their findings: Those who eat seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day cut their risk of death at any age by 42 percent compared to those who don’t get a full serving of the foods.

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