Fruits, veggies are tied to a lower risk of death from heart disease

01/19/2011 | HealthDay News

People who consumed a minimum of eight servings of fruits and vegetables -- with a portion size equaling about 80 grams -- daily had a 22% lower risk of dying from ischemic heart disease compared with people who had less than three servings per day, according to a study in the European Heart Journal. However, the lead study author said the findings must be interpreted carefully because other factors may influence the link between healthy eating and heart disease risk.

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