Obesity Debate

A backlash against stevia in the US led Coca-Cola to do a U-turn on its Vitawater recipe

Coca-Cola Company won’t ditch stevia in the UK

By Nicholas Robinson

Sugar reduction campaigners have praised the Coca-Cola Company’s (CCC’s) refusal to drop the natural sweetener stevia in its Glaceau Vitaminwater in the UK, as it has done in the US.

Incontrovertible evidence linking sat fats to cardiovascular disease

Sat fat concern as obesity focus shifts to sugar

By Rick Pendrous

Policy makers, consumers and food manufacturers risk losing focus on the need to cut levels of fat in the nation’s diet, following the publication of a scientific report, which called for sugar consumption to be halved to cut rising obesity levels, experts...

Married men are more likely to be overweight

Married men fatter than single men

By Nicholas Robinson

Married men are fatter than their single counterparts, results from a newly commissioned study have shown.

If fruits and vegetables were premature death-reducing drugs, we'd be making millions

Drug link would increase fruit and veg consumption

By Nicholas Robinson

Millions of pounds could be made if the benefits of fruit and vegetables were marketed more like pharmaceutical drugs, one of the country’s leading dieticians has claimed in response to a new study.

Some cheeses may contain less fat than people think - pic courtesy of www.iStock.com, Sabrina dei Nobili

Sugar reduction summit

Cheese blasted by fat reduction campaigner

By Rod Addy

Cheese came under fire from anti-obesity campaigner Professor Graham MacGregor at a recent conference for its high fat content.

Obesity webinar - what you wanted to know

Obesity webinar

Obesity webinar your questions answered – in pics

By Laurence Gibbons

The Food Manufacture Group assembled an expert team of webinar speakers to help separate the facts from the fictions and the myths from hard scientific realities surrounding Britain’s obesity crisis.

30% of adolescents' calories come from soft drinks

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Drinks manufacturers must reduce sugars: PHE

By Rod Addy

Drinks manufacturers must work to reduce the amount of sugars in their products to lower the nation’s calorie intake, according to Dr Alison Tedstone, Public Health England’s (PHE) chief nutritionist.

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Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

By Michael Stones

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes of the wide-ranging debate.

More research is needed to combat obesity, said Jon Poole, IFST chief executive

Obesity webinar

Obesity crisis demands more food science research

By Michael Stones

More research is needed to counter Britain’s burgeoning obesity crisis, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), which helped the Food Manufacture Group stage an independent, free, one-hour video on the subject earlier this...

Berger: 'The new approach will be one of partnership and empowerment'

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Labour: taxing unhealthy foods ‘not fair’

By Rod Addy

Labour has shunned sugar tax plans in favour of working collaboratively with the food industry to make foods healthier, according to shadow health minister Luciana Berger.

Many high-calorie foods gave no 'feeling of satiation', so encourage over-eating, said MacGregor

Obesity webinar

Anti-sugar campaigners flag up satiety message

By Rod Addy

Unhealthy foods don’t satisfy consumers’ appetites in the same way as other foods, meaning they end up eating more, fuelling the obesity “pandemic”, according to campaigners.

Obesity experts sum up webinar messages

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Obesity webinar speakers sum up key messages

By Michael Stones

Calls to base Britain’s obesity debate on a more scientific footing and the urgent need to reformulate food and drink products were just two of the key messages speakers took from the Food Manufacture Group’s obesity webinar last week.