Sales of confectionery, cakes, crisps and sugary drinks north of the border are to be curbed after the Scottish Government announced plans to restricting the promotion of food high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS).
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.