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Call for ban on cartoons on unhealthy food packaging

In the biggest survey of its kind, new research by Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has found that half of the 526 food and drink products which use cartoons on their packs are unnecessarily high in fat, sugar and/or salt. Source: Queen Mary University of London Leggi


Making the most of probiotics

It isn’t only the probiotics, but the way they are produced and the food we eat them with that are important for our health. Source: The University of Melbourne Leggi


Don’t overdo omega-6 fat consumption during pregnancy

In Western societies, we are eating more omega 6 fats, particularly linoleic acid, which are present in foods such as potato chips and vegetable oil. Other research has shown that linoleic acid can promote inflammation and may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease.  Source: The Physiological Society, The Journal of Physiology Leggi

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