Sodium reduction, providing smaller portion sizes, and better portion labeling are key areas for food industry action in light of the upcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to the advisory committee chair.
A rapid rise in consumption of ‘ultra-processed’ food and drinks could be the main dietary cause of obesity, claims a new commentary published in the Journal of the World Public Health and Nutrition Association.
Regular consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a clear and consistently greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis of 11 published studies.
Although the Dietary Guidelines for Americans may seem similar to those published in 1980, they contain distinct differences, and certain aspects of Americans’ diets have improved as a result, claims a new commentary.
The food industry recognizes the need to change the way it makes and markets its products, the Grocery Manufacturers Association said in a presentation to an IOM childhood obesity prevention committee on Thursday.
Front-of-pack labeling systems would be most useful to consumers if they focused on calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium, according to initial findings of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report.
The food industry’s current strategy for addressing public health goals and reacting to criticism often works against its own interests, claims a new commentary critical of industry’s response to obesity.
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