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Few US adults eat right

12th April 2007

Only one in seven Americans get enough exercise and consume enough fruit and vegetables, a survey shows.

The study, carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found very low rates of healthy behaviour among the population as a whole, in spite of the fact that Americans spend billions a year on diet and exercise.

Only one in seven respondents reported regular physical activity and eating five portions of fruits and vegetables a day.

Seventeen percent of white women reported both healthy eating and exercise, compared with 15% of Hispanics and 13% of African Americans, the study said.

But it emphasised that the prevalence of engaging in both healthy behaviors was low among all racial/ethnic populations.

The findings of the study were published in the April 6 edition of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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