business news in context, analysis with attitude reports this morning on a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggesting that girls who eat a minimum of three servings a day of fruits and vegetables have bigger bones than those that didn't. "Researchers believe that this may be the result of these foods limiting the excretion of calcium from bone," reports.

"The science behind this explains that fruits and vegetables act as 'base' foods that help counteract the acid that is produced when other foods, such as proteins and grains, are metabolized. When a diet lacks these acids, calcium and other bases present in the bones have to compensate."

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