10 Jun '11, 3pm

Will eating more broccoli help you live longer?

Will eating more broccoli help you live longer?

NEW YORK - To the likely delight of nagging parents, a new study shows that people who eat more fruit and veggies tend to live longer. WorldShares lets you earn donations for your favorite nonprofit. Earn up to 20 points now. Learn More Earn Points What's this? Comments Email Twitter Stumble Digg Share Plants from the mustard family — including broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower — seem particularly beneficial, although the study can't prove that eating more vegetables automatically increases longevity. It's possible, for instance, that those who consume lots of produce also have a healthier lifestyle in general. Still, the findings "provide strong support for the current recommendation to increase vegetable consumption to promote cardiovascular health and overall longevity," study researcher Dr. Xianglan Zhang , of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville , Te...

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