Obesity Debate

Sat fat replacement research ramps up

Professor Buttriss: ‘The challenge has been to find substitutes that provide the same functionality in food production’

Reducing saturated fat intake has been high on the policy agenda for decades, but the challenge has been to find substitutes that provide the same functionality in food production.

Health benefits: phytosterols can help decrease cholesterol uptake and lower cholesterol in the blood

New plant sterols boost heart health food claims

Gluten-free breads in particular are shown to have a higher content of saturated fatty acids

Gluten-free foods are typically higher in fat: study

Sugar tax must be extended beyond soft drinks, says Food Standards Scotland

FSS backs extending sugar tax beyond soft drinks

Free school meals are said to be a key weapon in the battle against obesity

Free school meals ‘help in fight against obesity’

Tougher controls are needed on the advertising of foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children, argues Which?

Food promotion controls to protect kids ‘are flawed’

All Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s soft drinks will fall below the sugar tax threshold

Lucozade Ribena Suntory cuts sugar to avoid tax charge

Sugar replacer: MegaSweet is suitable for a variety of products, including ice cream

Bespoke sweetener now available in powder form

The Dairy Council launched its Milk Manifesto yesterday (June 1)

Milk Manifesto: nutritionists fight dairy ‘myths’

The sugar tax on soft drinks will be set at two bands – 5g and 8g per 100ml

Sugar tax needs to offer more incentive, claims IFS

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