A worker shows freshly picked tomatoes at a greenhouse in La Piedad, in Michoacan state, Mexico, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Alan Ortega
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Adults who ate more than two tomatoes a day had a slower rate of natural lung function decline, with ex-smokers seeming to benefit most of all, scientists said Thursday.Similar benefits, they said, were observed for people who ate more than three portions of fresh fruit a day, especially apples.The effect was observed only with fresh fruit and vegetables, not processed.One weakness of the study was that participants' diets were assessed only at the start of the study.
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