The annual national treatment and productivity costs associated with infectious diseases in the United States exceed $120 billion. According to the World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 30 million children born each year are not vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases, and more than 25% of all deaths worldwide are attributable to infectious diseases.

As Western societies seek avenues to promote the health benefits of fruits and vegeta…

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