Fewer than one in four U.S. adults follow the agriculture department's "MyPlate" dietary guidelines, but those who do have much healthier eating habits.
For the study, researchers examined nutrition data on a nationally-representative sample of 3,194 adults who were surveyed about their eating habits between 2011 and 2014. Overall, just 731 participants, or about 23%, followed MyPlate dietary guidelines or MyPyramid, an older version of these recommendations.
People who followed MyPlate or MyPyramid consumed fewer daily calories (2,120 versus 2,333) on average and had diets higher in whole grains and green vegetables and lower in fats and added sugars than participants who did not try to adhere to these dietary guidelines.
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Singapore's equivalent of US 'MyPlate' is 'My Healthy Plate'.