Healthy Living

Jul 30, 2014 7:12 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Five servings of fruits and veggies a day can reduce risk of early death

Just five servings of fruits and vegetables a day can help reduce the risk of early death.

The new findings contradict past research suggesting seven or more servings were needed.

The study showed the risk of cardiovascular death dropped by four percent for each additional daily portion of fruits and veggies, but there was no extra benefit after five servings.

Higher fruit and vegetable consumption had no effect on the risk of dying from cancer.

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