There's a striking aspect of the recent E.coli outbreak tied to Arizona romaine lettuce, 70% of those who've gotten sick are female.

According to USA Today, medical experts have wondered why women and girls seem to be the victims of E.coli more often than men and boys.

Experts say there are three potential reasons for the trend.  The most likely contributing factor involves women's diets, which tend to include more vegetables.

A 2012 study of nearly 15,000 men and women published in the medical journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found a higher rate of men ate meat and some poultry than women, who ate fruits and vegetables in higher proportions.  Click on the above link for more information.

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