A ROUND-UP OF THE LATEST NEWS
A second year analysis has shown that the Mexico Sugar Tax has successfully produced a decline in consumption of sugar sweetened beverages by a further 9.7%
, averaging a 7.6% decline over the two year period.
The Obesity Health Alliance reported that children in the UK are consuming the equivalent of 5 doughnuts or 20 chocolate chip biscuits a day
- a staggering 73.2g daily for 11-18 year olds, over double the recommended amount.
Public Health England have updated their resources on practical guidance and advice for the catering industry
to provide more nutritionally balanced and sustainable meals.
A recent study has announced that consuming 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day
, as opposed to the recommended 5 in the UK, could prevent up to 7.8m premature deaths every year.
Whilst gluten free diets are a necessity to those who are gluten-intolerant or celiac, it has become a popular diet choice for those without these diseases. However, a recent study has found those who eat more gluten are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes
Nestle have announced plans to remove at least 18,000 tonnes of sugar
by 2020 across its product range, including using a new natural method which structures sugar differently in their chocolate and confectionery products.
Research suggests that almost half of all deaths from cardiovascular disease
could be prevented by a nutritious and healthy diet.
Another study suggests consuming the recommended 5 a day can reduce the risk of dementia
in elderly, citing the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of fruits and vegetables to have a preventative effect.
A review of over 200 studies
has found that being overweight can increase your risk of developing 11 different types of cancer; including breast, colon, pancreas, ovary and many more.