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Fruits, Veggies Lower Kids' Blood Pressure

A new study published in the journal Epidemiology finds preschoolers who eat the recommended four servings of fruits and vegetables daily may have lower blood pressures in early adolescence. According to study author, Dr. Lynn Moore of Boston University School of Medicine, “The roots of high blood pressure and other diseases that we acquire as adults can be found in childhood. Those who develop high blood pressure earlier in life, say as a young adult, rather than during middle age or later will be at much higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other disabling conditions at a younger age."

Source: Reuters - January 5, 2005.