WHAT'S GREEN AND YELLOW AND GOOD ALL OVER?

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Pigments in green and yellowvegetables may stave off heart diseaseand a form of blindness that afflicts the elderly, according to two new studies to be published in tomorrow's Journal of the American Medical Association. In one study, men with high levels of the pigments -- called carotenoids -- had 36 percent fewer heart attacks and deaths over a period of 13 years than men with low levels of carotenoids in their blood. The effect was enhanced in nonsmokers. The second study showed that people who consumed the most dark green, leafy vegetables were 43 percent less likely to have developed age-related eye degeneration than people who had consumed the least.Post your opinion on theHealth & Medecinebulletin board.