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Obesity is an independent and modifiable risk factor for more severe illness and death from COVID-19, say researchers from Queen Mary University of London.
In light of the global 'stay at home' message and subsequent increased levels of snacking, Holly Gabriel, Action on Sugar, explains how the need to base food advertising regulation and public health goals on scientific evidence has never been more critical.
After complaints about brands advertising unhealthy foods to children during a YouTube exercise video, Action on Salt and Sugar and Children’s Food Campaign have called on all food and beverage companies to refrain from advertising any food or drink high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) before 9pm.
The campaign groups claimed that some food companies, including big brands, have been capitalising on the government’s ‘stay home’ message by heavily promoting unhealthy food, sometimes to the "most vulnerable members of society."
A research team has been working find out how food flavours and textures can influence behaviour by describing a novel digestive-brain axis identified in mice, which they say could be relevant for treating obesity.
As children stay home, potentially for the rest of the academic year, public health experts have urged policy makers to introduce new measures that would promote healthy eating and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The researchers wanted to learn whether eating a small amount of coconut oil could improve metabolism, despite consumption of a Western-style diet in which 49 percent of daily calories come from fat.
Action on Salt has welcomed the UK governments renewed commitment to salt reduction, but has proposed the targets could go further to better protect public health.
A study has found that Indonesian Melinjo seed extract activates the physiologically beneficial substance adiponectin which improves obesity and diabetes, which the researchers say should be used in more food products and medicines.
Researchers have discovered that the shortened survival of fruit flies fed a sugar-rich diet is not the result of their diabetic-like metabolic issues, and instead is related to the build-up of a natural waste product, uric acid.
The call from ShareAction comes after a report has revealed a lack of transparency and strategy regarding public health from 10 of the UK's top supermarket chains.
The food and beverage industry is driven by consumer demand and popular trends, and the health and wellness trend is more prevalent than ever. James Clifton, Chief Executive of the MISSION Group, takes a look at how brands and food businesses have looked to rebrand alongside.
A report has collected science based evidence which points to the health benefits of low/no calorie sweeteners.
According to a new survey from Action on Sugar, popular ‘ready to drink’ pre-mixed spirits and cocktails sold in supermarkets are high in 'hidden' sugar and calories.