Researchers say quality of diet could affect life span

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Researchers say quality of diet could affect life span: Registered Nurse Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on July 12, 2017. (WPVI)

It's not just your weight, but also the quality of your diet that can affect your life span.

Researchers followed more than 70,000 people for twelve years.

They found making even just small changes to your diet, like eating more nuts and legumes, or cutting back on red and processed meat can decrease the risk of death by 17 percent.

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