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September 22, 2010 | 1 minute read

Yea for Idaho

The latest issue of Cancer Research Update is here and it highlights several studies suggesting that healthy eating habits have a real effect on mortality and health. And the evidence is clear the eating plenty of fruits and vegetables plays a role in preventing many chronic disease, including cancer.

That’s the good news. The bad news: Americans aren’t going for it. A new CDC report looking at 2009 data finds that the majority of Americans aren’t eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables: fruit at least twice and vegetables at least three times daily. In 2009, only 32% of adults were eating at least two fruits each day, and 26%  eating three servings or more of vegetables daily. Compared to 2000 data, the proportion of adults eating the recommended amounts of fruit actually declined.

The report shows trends in fruit and vegetable consumption from 2000 to 2009. Idaho was the only state that had significant, although slight, increases in both fruit and vegetable consumption. There were 10 states that had slight but significant decreases in both fruit and vegetables.

Want to see how your state ranks over the years? Here’s the report.

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