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Men should eat nine servings of fruit and vegetables a day

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7397.1003/a (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1003
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The US National Cancer Institute is launching a publicity campaign to boost men's fruit and vegetable consumption to nine servings a day. Although past campaigns have touted the need for five servings a day, health experts now say five is just the bare minimum.

    Although men are the focus of the new campaign, health officials note that women should increase their consumption to seven servings a day and children should eat at least five. The institute, which for more than a decade has spearheaded the “Eat 5 a Day” publicity campaign, has changed its logo to the …

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