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Women In 20s Suggested Eating Most Fruits, Vegetables For Healthier Arteries In 40s


Researchers have come up with a new theory for young women to help them stay fit even after 20 years in their life. They suggest eating diet high in fresh vegetables and fruits keep arteries healthier.

The new study finds the importance of developing healthy eating habits at a young age.
Similar studies earlier said middle-aged adults with consumption of high proportion of fruits and vegetables are likely to have less stroke and heart attack at reaching the age of 70 and 80 compared to those who consumed lower amounts of these foods.

Lead investigator of the study, cardiologist Michael D. Miledema, M.D., M.P.H., said knowing of dietary components are very important as lifestyle behaviors are the foundation of cardiovascular prevention and people should eat heart healthy diet.

Miedema is from Minneapolis Heart Institute.

The study finds women who ate most fruits and vegetables in their 20s were less likely to get calcified plaque by about 40 percent in their arteries when they reach in their 40s compared to those who consumed less of these foods.

The higher level of intake here refers to at least 8 servings a day for a 2,000-calorie diet and lower level refers to up to 4 servings a day only.

Fruits and vegetables are rich with fiber, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and other useful ingredients known to help in promoting good health.

Meanwhile, it is also said the plant-based diets are linked to greater longevity, lower blood pressure, healthier body weight, lower cholesterol and also less cancer.

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