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Healthcare 2017, 5(1), 9; doi:10.3390/healthcare5010009

UK Dietary Policy for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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Diet & Obesity, Public Health England, London SE1 6LH, UK
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Faculty of Health & Social Care, University of Chester, Chester CH1 1SL, UK
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Academic Editors: Louisa J. Ells, Clare Collins, Sharon Kirkpatrick and Megan Rollo
Received: 3 November 2016 / Revised: 10 February 2017 / Accepted: 13 February 2017 / Published: 20 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease)
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Abstract

Nutrition advice is devolved within each of the four UK countries, but share a common evidence base provided through the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). Current UK dietary recommendations to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) is based upon recommendations from SACN and its predecessor committee. Dietary advice in the UK has recently been revised in relation to intakes of free sugar and fibre. This paper highlights current UK recommendations for the prevention of CVD, in particular related to energy intake, saturated fat, free sugars, salt, fruit, vegetables, oily fish and fibre. It describes how this advice is promulgated including the refresh of the Eatwell Guide and wider action that will impact on CVD. View Full-Text
Keywords: dietary recommendations; CVD prevention; obesity prevention; Eatwell Guide dietary recommendations; CVD prevention; obesity prevention; Eatwell Guide
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Levy, L.; Tedstone, A. UK Dietary Policy for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Healthcare 2017, 5, 9.

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