Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans states that an emphasis on plant foods is a common feature of several distinct dietary patterns associated with health benefits, including lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2010 data, only 38 percent of men and 39 percent of women eat enough fruit, and six percent of men and four percent of women eat enough vegetables, which is far below optimal levels.
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