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A high body mass index is the fourth-largest contributor to the loss of healthy life, the study has found

Poor diet linked to one-in-five global deaths

By Noli Dinkovski

Almost one-in-five deaths globally can be attributed to a poor diet, a major study involving more than 2,500 collaborators from 130 countries has revealed.

Salt has slipped down the list of public food concerns, with sugar taking the top spot

‘Forgotten killer’ salt set for health agenda return

By Noli Dinkovski

Salt could return to the top of the health agenda after a survey found more than half of the UK population were unconcerned about how much they consumed, and only 14% knew that 6g was the recommended maximum daily amount.

Hampstead Farm sauces are designed to appeal to consumers worried about salt intake

Salt-free sauce: the start of a new category?

By Rod Addy

Brighton-based firm Hampstead Farm aims to woo health-conscious consumers with a four-strong range of salt-free cooking sauces the firm's founder believes could establish a new sub-category within 'free-from' retail offerings.

Expert slams 'politicised' nutrition and salt science

Expert slams 'politicised' nutrition and salt science

By Rod Addy

Nutrition is being politicised, with food authorities bowing to pressure from minority interests and lobbyists in areas such as salt reduction at significant risk to consumer health, according to one expert.

Salt in the spotlight

Salt in the spotlight

Will your products comply with the salt regulations due to take effect in 2010?I was once very sceptical about the link between sodium intake and...

UK leads the way on salt reduction

UK leads the way on salt reduction

By Rick Pendrous

UK food manufacturers are leading the world when it comes to reducing the salt content in processed foods, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has...

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