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MMWR: Disparities in State-Specific Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption — United States, 2015

Friday, November 17, 2017   (0 Comments)

he 20152020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans consume more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall dietary pattern to reduce the risk for diet-related chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity (1). Adults should consume 1.5–2.0 cup equivalents of fruits and 2.0–3.0 cups of vegetables per day.* Overall, few adults in each state met intake recommendations according to 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data; however, sociodemographic characteristics known to be associated with fruit and vegetable consumption were not examined (2). 

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