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Fruits and vegetables could save your life—but not from any one disease.

Nutrition science can’t be taken piecemeal.

fruits and vegetables

Things you should be eating.

Eating plenty of fruits and veggies is probably the single most important piece of advice that most Americans ignore on a daily basis. As a country, we eat woefully little roughage, and it is undoubtedly hurting our health. But any story that claims eating more [insert fruit or veggie here] will directly prevent you from getting [insert common and specific disease] is misleading you in a major way.

Two recent studies set off a predictable deluge of diet advice. They seemed to imply that 1) , and that 2) . Both were purely associations. This is not to say that the correlation was wrong—in fact, the correlation almost certainly exists. But that’s

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