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Eat more veggies, Thais told

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Fewer than 20% of Thai people eat enough fruit and vegetables to ensure good health and reduce their risk of disease, say health officials. 

Thai people need to recognise the importance of a balanced daily intake of foods to avoid diseases resulting from poor nutrition, said Pradit Sintawanarong, Minister of Public Health and vice-chairman of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (THPF).

Dr Pradit said that around 400,000 deaths per year in Thailand could be linked to conditions resulting from poor nutrition, from heart disease to diabetes.

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