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Bad News for Vegetarians: Study Finds Leafy Greens Cause Most Food Poisoning

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One may wish to bypass the salad at their next meal thanks to a new study on food poisoning.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their study Tuesday that found leafy green vegetables are the leading source of bacteria that causes food poisoning.

The study analyzed cases of food poisoning from 1998 through 2008 to identify which foods carry the most germs that cause illness.

No other study by the agency to date has been so comprehensive in its attempt to find risky foods.

48 million Americans, or roughly 1 in 6, suffer from food poisoning each year

128,000 food poisoning cases require hospitalization and 3,000 results in death, on average.

While leafy greens are responsible for most food poisoning cases overall, contaminated poultry is the leading cause for cases that end in death.

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