Posts Tagged ‘diet’

Cheese still laden with salt, despite many products meeting reduction targets

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Salt content varies widely even within same type of cheese; much tougher targets needed

The salt content of cheese sold in UK supermarkets remains high, despite many products meeting the recommended government targets on salt reduction (more…)

Crowdsourcing apps may help dieters lose weight

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

App users as good as trained experts at rating healthiness of foods

Crowdsourcing may help dieters stick to healthy foods and lose weight, as participants are as good as trained experts at correctly rating the healthiness of foods and giving feedback on them, indicates research (more…)

Young Friends of the Earth Launch Meat Free May

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Today, Young Friends of the Earth launches Meat Free May (Wednesday 16 April 2014), which challenges the public to give up meat and fish for one month, while raising vital funds for Friends of the Earth. (more…)

Fried foods may interact with genes to influence body weight, say experts

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Chances of obesity twice as likely for individuals at highest genetic risk

Individuals who are genetically predisposed to obesity may be more susceptible to the adverse effects of eating fried foods, concludes a study (more…)

The 9-5: Our Dieting Downfall

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

• Over a quarter of diets fail due to unhealthy workplace snacking

• A third of all snacking takes place at our desks

• Marketing people top the unhealthy table, with lawyers at the bottom (more…)

Greater dietary fibre intake associated with lower risk of heart disease

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

As little as one extra portion of wholegrains plus more fruit and vegetables can decrease risk

Greater dietary fibre intake is associated with a lower risk of both cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease (more…)

3 In 4 Allergic Consumers Buy Food With Unregulated Labelling

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

UK Food Industry Called To Action As 3 In 4 Allergic Consumers Buy Food With Unregulated Labelling

A conference at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) headquarters next week will explore the risks allergic consumers (more…)

Food Processing Industry Counts The Cost Of Horsemeat Scandal

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Despite the widespread mayhem caused by the recent horsemeat scandal, nearly three quarters (74%) of food processing firms say that it has had no direct impact on their businesses, cashflow or sales. (more…)

Is the Health Message Getting Through to Older Men

Friday, October 4th, 2013

• Ten years on from the death of Bob Monkhouse from prostate cancer and five years on from his ground-breaking posthumous TV commercial, new study finds millions of men over 50 still don’t know symptoms (more…)

Physical inactivity, poor diet and smoking linked to disability in older population

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Higher risk of disability associated with unhealthy behaviours

Research: Unhealthy behaviours and disability in older adults: Three-City Dijon cohort study (more…)

England’s obesity problem

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has just released the latest statistics for obesity, physical activity and diet in England, which makes for worrying reading. (more…)

How to achieve your ideal BMI

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is the most widely used method of measuring an individual’s healthy weight range. Note the word ‘range’ – even if you sit in the healthy range as defined by BMI standards you might feel healthier if you weighed less or more. Ultimately, choosing your ideal weight comes down to what feels right to you.  (more…)