WASHINGTONA National Cancer Institute (NCI) summary of the link between
diet and health among African-American men shows the impact of their eating
habits and how increased consumption of fruits and vegetables can reduce the
risk of many diseases, including some cancers.
The document emphasizes that many diseases disproportionately affect black
men and that diet contributes to the problem. "We want to let black men know
that eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day can play a
tremendous role in promoting health and reducing their risk of disease," said
Lorelei DiSogra, EdD, RD, director of NCI’s "Five a Day to Better Health"