A study that found current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on saturated and trans fatty acids may reduce the intake of food important for disease prevention has received a cautious welcome from leading UK scientists.
Targeting larger companies only in the out-of-home (OOH) sector, as part of the Government’s drive to combat obesity, risks “squeezing the balloon” in favour of independent operators, the boss of the UK’s largest bakery chain has warned.
Premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have fallen considerably, in part due to new treatments – but ill health associated with the disease remains high and could even be rising in older age groups.
The one-size-fits-all approach to nutritional advice in the UK should be further tailored to an individual’s dietary needs, according to Professor John Mathers, director of the Human Nutrition Research Centre at Newcastle University.
Food manufacturers have been warned that they could fall foul of Trading Standards rules after a study revealed three-quarters of products with five-a-day claims fell short of the recommended 80g portion size.