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Why do fruits and vegetables matter to men?

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Your family and friends are counting on you to be there. Black men are more likely to have high blood pressure than white men. They are also at higher risk for suffering from a stroke or dying from heart disease. In addition, they are more often diagnosed with some cancers. Compared to people who eat only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts — as part of a healthful diet — are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases. Depending on age and level of physical activity, men should eat between 2 to 2½ cups of fruit and 2½ to 4 cups of vegetables every day. Eating more fruits and vegetables is a smart thing you can do for your health.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)United States. Department of Health and Human Services
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