|Body and Soul|
The program encourages eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day for better health, as part of an active lifestyle. African-Americans are at high risk for many serious and often-fatal diseases--including many cancers, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Research shows that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables lowers the risk for these illnesses. On average, African-Americans eat only about three servings a day. Dr. Mark Clanton--Deputy Director for Cancer Care and Delivery Systems at the National Cancer Institute--says this about the new effort...
This is Calvin Jackson, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.