Harvard study finds perfect blend of fruits and vegetables to lower risk of death

Eating veggies is good for you. Now we can stop debating how much we should eat.

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  • A massive new study confirms that five servings of fruit and veggies a day can lower the risk of death.
  • The maximum benefit is found at two servings of fruit and three of veggies—anything more offers no extra benefit according to the researchers.
  • Not all fruits and veggies are equal. Leafy greens are better for you than starchy corn and potatoes.
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Want to stop cognitive decline? Wine and cheese could help.

A new observational study finds that red wine and cheese have protective effects.

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  • Iowa State University researchers found that red wine, cheese, and a weekly serving of lamb could help reduce cognitive decline.
  • The observational study is based on a decade of research conducted at the UK Biobank.
  • The team also found that excessive salt could help promote diseases of dementia.
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​A meat-free world by 2035? 'Totally doable,' says ​Impossible Foods CEO

"Our mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food technology by 2035," said Patrick O. Brown at the 2020 Web Summit.

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  • Impossible Foods is a company that makes plant-based meat alternative products.
  • At the 2020 Web Summit, CEO Patrick O. Brown spoke about the impacts of meat production on the environment, and his company's long-term goal of phasing out the industry.
  • Livestock currently contribute about 14.5 percent of global emissions.
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Vegans are more likely to suffer broken bones, study finds

Vegans and vegetarians often have nutrient deficiencies and lower BMI, which can increase the risk of fractures.

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  • The study found that vegans were 43% more likely to suffer fractures than meat eaters.
  • Similar results were observed for vegetarians and fish eaters, though to a lesser extent.
  • It's possible to be healthy on a vegan diet, though it takes some strategic planning to compensate for the nutrients that a plant-based diet can't easily provide.
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How long does turkey take to thaw? There’s a calculator for that

Never made a turkey before? Don't worry, science can help.

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  • This year, many people will be making a Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. It's often harder than it looks.
  • Luckily, an online calculator website has one just for thawing turkey, and can explain why you need to wait so long.
  • The website has other calculators as well, for needs you didn't know you had.
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