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Facts behind the headlines

In this section we provide comments on some of the latest nutrition issues in the headlines.

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Still 5 A DAY?

4th April 2014 A number of news reports this week have suggested that the current recommendation of five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables a day...

Controversy on diets high in animal protein

5th March 2014 High protein diets, particularly those high in animal protein, have featured in the media today with headlines suggesting that diets...

Is sugar the new tobacco?

9 January 2014 Despite the widespread recognition that many people in the UK need to cut down intake of added sugar to meet current recommendations...

Responsibility Deal Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge

25 October 2013 BNF response to the Responsibility Deal Saturated Fat Reduction Pledge Diets high in saturated fat are associated with increased...

Saturated fat and heart disease

23 October 2013 Stories in the media today (Wednesday 23rd October) have been debating the evidence for the association between intakes of saturated...

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