How eating fruits and veggies in the right combination might lead to longer life

Eating five fruits and vegetables daily in the right combinations could lead to a longer life, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal circulation.

A Northern Virginia cardiologist weighs in and offers perspective.

People consuming five daily servings of fruits and vegetables compared to just two:

  • Had a 13% lower risk of prematurely dying from all causes
  • Had a 35% lower risk of death from respiratory disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Had a 12% lower risk of dying from a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke
  • Had a 10% lower risk of dying from cancer

Read the full article on WTOP News here.

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