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Pear and Apple Lovers Less Likely To Suffer Stroke

Friday, 16 Sep 2011 07:37 AM

Pear lover? You may be protecting yourself from stroke.

Adding to the evidence that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is heart healthy, Dutch researchers have found that consumption of white-fleshed fruit like apples and pears significantly cuts stroke risk.

The study of 20,069 people between the ages of 20 and 65 showed a 52 percent reduction of stroke risk for people who ate lots of white-fleshed fruits and vegetables compared to participants who did not, WebMD.com reports.

A 25-gram increase in the consumption of white fruits and vegetables was associated with a 9 percent lower stroke risk, researchers reported. How much is that? Well, consider that one apple is about 120 grams.

In addition to pears and apples, other foods classified as white were bananas, cauliflower, and cucumbers.

To read the complete WebMD.com story, Go Here.



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