Thursday, October 12, 2006

Got Veggies? The Surprising Link…

Women with higher fruit and vegetable intake tend to have denser, healthier bones according to a study by England's MRC Human Nutrition Research. The study, reported by WebMD, performed bone density scans and had participants keep a food diary over the course of a week.

Yes, the study included just one test and a week's worth of food consumption data. It's not much, so don't quit drinking milk yet. However, the research suggests there's more to eating your veggies than just a healthy heart and lower blood pressure.

The study also found that women get better about eating vegetables as they get older. Just 25 percent of adolescents ate five servings of fruits and vegetables, while 38 percent of young women and 50 percent of adults hit the mark.

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