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Food glorious food

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 13 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1266
  1. Mary E Black, public health physician, Belgrade, Serbia
  1. drmaryblack{at}

    I am a fully paid up member of the dietary police. Walter Willet’s excellent book Eat, Drink and be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating is my bible. Five (or more) portions of fruit and vegetables a day can maintain and improve your health; it is shocking how many people never eat an apple, let alone broccoli. Stirring stuff, and a call for results-based action; language we hear each day in the NHS. But as with all goals and targets we can sometimes lose sight of the big …

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