Obesity

Cardiovascular disease could be mitigated with healthier diets

Opinion

How dietary patterns may influence CVD risk

By Judy Buttriss

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.

Action on calories more effective than pressure to reduce sugar, claimed experts

Calories more important than sugar in obesity debate

By James Ridler

Reducing calories and portion sizes would play a more important role in curbing obesity than putting pressure on manufacturers to cut sugar in their products, according to an expert in food science.

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy helped to boost the performance of its Robinsons squash brand, Britvic said

Soft drinks levy does industry a favour

By Rod Addy

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) helped to boost sales for the industry, rather than dampening performance, according to Britvic’s 2018 Soft Drinks Review, which was made public on 11 April.

Five-a-day claims: three out of four products studied didn’t contain the recommended 80g portion size

Trading Standards warning over ‘five-a-day’ claims

By Noli Dinkovski

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.

The low intake of healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables was marked as a leading dietary risk factor

Policy shift to healthy food needed, study warns

By Noli Dinkovski

Policy-makers should shift their emphasis from dietary restriction to promoting healthy food after one-in-five deaths globally were linked to a poor diet, a major study has revealed.

The database underpins research that informs current Public Health England dietary policy

Nutrition of thousands of recipes made available online

By Noli Dinkovski

The nutrient levels of thousands of the most commonly eaten foods and recipe dishes in the UK has been made available online following a tie up between Public Health England (PHE) and the Quadram Institute.

Buttriss examines micronutrient intake in the UK and its affect on the nation’s diet

OPINION

PHE data reveals falling micronutrient intakes

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Professor Judy Buttriss discusses the decline of micronutrient intakes in the UK and its impact on dietary intake.

Three in four people believe restaurants should display calorie information on menus, says Diabetes UK

Improve nutrition labelling, restaurants told

By Noli Dinkovski

Restaurants, cafés and takeaways have been urged to help consumers adopt healthier eating, after it was revealed that more than three in five adults (61%) struggled to find information on the nutritional content of food out of the home.

The FDF accused the Government of using its consultation on food promotions to distract industry from the real issues surrounding Brexit

FDF slams restrictions on food and drink promotions

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has deemed the launch of the Government’s consultation on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) as “grossly insensitive” and a “monumental distraction”.

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