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3/23/13 10:30 A

I rarely eat veggies...and I certainly don't get NINE servings a day! emoticon I don't see myself ever eating that many veggies in a day. I'll eat more fruits than veggies in a day, or else take veggie supplements in multi-vitamin form (such as Five Alive).

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3/23/13 9:50 A

Eat vegetables anyway.. Funny enough most of the people I have met with this horrible diasease and it is a real terror have a history of inheriting it from someone else in their family.. The person whom finds the direct to over ride the chromosome causes and answer why critical mutation in a protein involved in the recycling of damaged nerve cells happens will be a very rich person..

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3/23/13 9:28 A

I read the abstract... important to note that it says "may" and not "can". (Harvard.edu) But-- all the more reason to eat your vegetables!

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3/23/13 12:05 A

...reports Kathryn C. Fitzgerald. Recent finding: People who ate foods with the most carotenoids were 25% less likely to develop the muscle-paralyzing disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than people who ate the least.

The most beneficial carotenoids were beta-carotene, found in carrots, squash and sweet potatoes...and lutein, in dark green vegetables, such as kale and spinach. Aim for nine servings daily.

* Source: Kathyrn C. Fitzgerald is a doctoral student in the department of nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and leader of a study published online in Annals of Neurology.

** Article taken from the Bottom LIne/Personal newsletter, Volume 24, Number 7, April 1, 2013.

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