Chile's package of policies: A before and after study

New research looking at sugar-sweetened beverage purchases pre and post implementation of new food labelling and advertising laws in Chile to tackle obesity. These laws include marketing restrictions, banned sales in schools, and the first national mandatory front-of-package (FOP) warning-label system.

13/02/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Meat in the European diet

A new paper from researchers in University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology presents an overview of dietary guidelines relating to meat consumption in Europe.

12/02/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Less sugar sold from soft drinks in the UK between 2015 and 2018

The amount of sugar from soft drinks being sold has reduced by 30% or 4.6g per person per day between 2015 and 2018 according to a new study from the Nuffield Department of Population Health at Oxford University.

28/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Pre-mixed spirits and cocktails high in sugar and calories

Action on Sugar highlighted this week that pre-mixed spirits and cocktails:

  • Can contain up to 9 teaspoons of sugar in a single 250ml can
  • Have been exempt from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy
  • Nine out of 10 of them have no on-pack nutritional information

21/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

Health Survey Northern Ireland 2018/2019

The Department of Health have released the first findings from the Health Survey carried out in 2018/19 in Northern Ireland. Survey included questions relating to general health, mental health and wellbeing, antibiotics, obesity, smoking, drinking alcohol and sexual health.

16/01/2020   by Caitriona Breaw  

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