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Sugar, salt and fat reduction

Sugar, salt and fat reduction

Less salt, low sugar, lower saturated fat – great aspirations, but it takes a lot of work to make a product that still tastes good. Although the industry has been making strides towards achieving reformulation targets, the big technical question remains: How low can you go?

Exporters to Jordan forced to cut all partially hydrogenated oils

Companies exporting dairy to Jordan will be forced to cut all partially hydrogenated oils or face a ban on business as the country becomes the latest to bar their use.

‘We want to be the top superfood company in Poland’: Chlorella start-up

Polish start-up Purella Food is on a mission to popularise chlorella and it's arming itself with a vast portfolio of ‘superfood’ products for the battle.

WHO adds more cancer types linked to excess weight

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified obesity as more of a risk factor for cancer than previously thought as a report identifies more cancer types linked to excess weight. ...

Guidelines not sugar-coated: Limits for children announced

Children between the ages of two and 18 should consume fewer than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends.

UK obesity plan attacks sugar – but calculating sugar in yogurt and dairy beverages is tough

The UK government has published its Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action paper.

Scotland wants advertising powers following “disappointing” UK obesity strategy

Scotland’s health minister could push for advertising laws to be devolved unless the UK government implements tighter restrictions on junk food.

Unhealthy diet during pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids: Study

An association between a high-fat and high-sugar prenatal diet and advanced attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms has been found in a study carried out by British researchers.

Calcium-rich fermented foods preferred in improving bone and heart health, study says

Calcium should come from healthy sources like fermented dairy products and leafy greens as a review outlines an approach to receiving an adequate intake while supporting bone and heart health.

Higher dietary salt intakes reduce gout triggers: Study

A high-salt diet has been found to lower blood levels of uric acid, a recognised trigger of gout, according to a study by US researchers.

New strategy: Scotland weighs up food taxes and ad bans

Scotland’s new food authority is prepared to take the hard-line on tackling obesity, with a junk food tax and advertising bans under consideration.

‘Inexcusable’ childhood obesity strategy a ‘missed opportunity,’ say campaigners

The British government’s long-awaited obesity strategy for children was released today to a chorus of criticism from medical experts and campaigners, dismayed the measures did not go further.

High and low cholesterol levels seem to raise death risk, study finds

Healthy cholesterol levels are a fine balancing act as a new study has revealed both high and low levels can increase chances of an early death. 

UK sugar tax: Government unveils plans and consultation

The UK government has confirmed details of its plans for a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, launching a consultation on the levy along with its long-awaited childhood obesity strategy today. ...

Government reticence on sugar tax and obesity policy leaves everything to play for in bitter battle

The UK food industry, the government and health campaigners are locked in a bitter battle to determine the country’s plan to tackle obesity. At its heart is the proposed sugar...

Confectionery industry open to pan-EU 250 calorie cap per portion

Nestlé, Mars and Mondelēz are willing to discuss setting an industry-wide 250 kcal limit on confectionery portions across Europe.

Why do people binge eat? Researchers find way to ‘turn off’ behaviour

The neurological basis of why people binge eat has become slightly clearer as a study has identified specific neural pathways that can inhibit this eating practice.

Nanotechnology shows promise in overcoming fortification challenges

Nanotechnology used to encase a bioactive ingredient within a food grade carrier may provide a solution in reducing fortification difficulties and provide healthier functional foods, a study has found.

Warburtons and Cigi partner to develop new pulse flour-based baked goods

Top-selling UK bread brand Warburtons has partnered with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) in a research project designed to increase the use of pulse-based flours.

Med diet appeals to hearts and minds as review outlines brain benefits

The benefits of the Mediterranean diet on the heart have been well documented but research has now established a strong link to boosts in attention, memory, and even language ability.

Food rewards may create unhealthy eating habits in kids: Study

Negative feeding practices such as using food as a reward or to regulate emotions could be setting up children with unhealthy eating habits that could impact on health in later...

UK sugar tax will put 4,000 jobs at risk: Oxford Economics

A UK sugar tax will lead to a reduction of just 5 calories per day, but will reduce the industry's contribution to the economy by £132m ($172m) and risk 4,000...

Companies eager for sugar reformulation could lose sight of healthy goal – experts

The zeal for sugar reformulation could blinker companies against producing the healthiest versions of their products, experts told FoodNavigator following the FDF’s latest sugar reduction guidelines.

FDF ‘stealth’ sugar reformulation recommendations stir expert debate

New FDF suggestions for ‘stealth sugar reformulation’ has sparked debate, with some experts convinced unobtrusive changes are the way forward while others worry it may not work in real life.

Mexico’s unhealthy eating tax one year on: reduced sugar spending and potential EU implications

Mexican shoppers bought less calorific and sugary foods in the year after the ‘sugar tax’ was introduced, say researchers.

Soy may support metabolic health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Study

Soy isoflavones may help in improving the cardiovascular health of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a study has determined.

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