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A new study by St. George’s Medical School in London has concluded that eating more than the daily recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables can actually improve the odds against suffering a stroke.

MSNBC reports that “in the analysis of research involving more than 257,500 people from Japan, Europe and the United States, the scientists found that people who ate more than five servings of fruit and vegetables a day had a 26 percent reduction in stroke compared to individuals who consumed less than three servings daily.”

The key seems to be the amount of potassium in fruits and vegetables, which lowers blood pressure.
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