Fruits and Veggies Fight Air Pollution
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Tiny particles in air pollution are bad for the heart, but eating lots of fruits and veggies has a therapeutic effect, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study. For 11 years, researchers tracked 573 elderly men and measured their heart rate variability, which is a predictor of heart attacks and death from heart malfunctions. Men who ate the most veggies and fruit had the least reaction to pollution.