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A majority of Europeans have high blood cholesterol - and most is diet-related

MEPs question European inaction on cholesterol

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Two MEPs have asked the Commission to detail its plans to tackle high cholesterol among Europeans, who have the highest levels of bad cholesterol in the world.

The average Briton eats over 150 chocolate bars a year, but is that cause for demonisation?

Caobisco ‘concerned’ about chocolate detox campaign

By Niamh Michail

Caobisco says it is ‘concerned’ about the British Heart Foundation’s ‘chocolate detox’ campaign, which encourages people to stop eating chocolate for a month to raise money and awareness for heart research.

A higher diet score is associated with reduced risk of chronic lung diseases like COPD, say researchers.

Healthy diet linked to lower risk of chronic lung disease

By Nathan Gray

A healthy diet that is higher in whole grains, polyunsaturated fats and nuts, and lower in red and processed meat, refined grains and sugary drinks, is associated with a lower risk of developing chronic lung disease, say researchers.

CAP has said it will further explore how children understand commercial intent online

CAP urges clear labelling of online advergames

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Online food and drink advertising rules are sufficient to protect children – but more action is necessary, according to the UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP).

Nordic keyhole symbol stricter, and broader

Stricter standards and broader scope for Nordic Keyhole label

By Niamh Michail

Sweden’s National Food Association (NFA) has made changes to its Keyhole healthy eating label in light of new nutrition guidelines, meaning less salt, more wholemeal and a broader range of products that can bear the logo.

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