All news articles for May 2015

57% of children and teenagers failed to eat even one serving of whole grains per day, the study's authors found

Young adults may need targeting to increase whole grain intake

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Teenagers and younger adults in the UK are falling far short of international targets for whole grain consumption – with 15% of teenagers consuming no whole grain foods at all, according to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Norway prepares for regulation on 'other substances' in food supplements

Norway looks at 44 unregulated 'other substances'

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) has asked its scientific committee to assess the safety of 'other substances' found on the Norwegian market - something it says is "largely unregulated" at EU level.

85% of fruit snack products analysed by Action on Sugar contained more sugar than Haribo Starmix sweets

Kids’ fruit snacks criticised for high sugar content

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Many fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than confectionery – but could be misconstrued as ‘healthy’ because of their association with real fruit, according to pressure group Action on Sugar.

Higher fibre intake could cut diabetes risk

Higher fibre intake could cut diabetes risk

By Nathan GRAY

New research data, coupled with a fresh meta-analysis of previous studies, has added to evidence that increasing dietary fibre reduces the risk of developing diabetes.

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