Sugar and health

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Focus on food choices to tackle NCDs, not specific nutrients

By Niamh Michail

Understanding the role of specific nutrients in food, such as sugar and saturated fat, is important but not enough to fully understand how diets impact risk of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), says one scientist.

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300,000-strong survey 'confirms positive impact' of NutriScore logo

By Niamh Michail

Leading French retailer E.Leclerc is definitively backing the NutriScore logo after a survey of 300,000-consumers showed it is best in encouraging healthy food choices, especially among younger shoppers and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Consumer watchdog calls for traffic light labels

Pressure mounting for mandatory traffic light labels in UK

By Katy Askew

Calls for the introduction of mandatory front-of-pack traffic light labelling to be introduced in the UK continue to gain momentum as consumer group Which? issues a fresh report highlighting sugar in breakfast cereals.

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