Limits and labelling have reduced availability of artificial trans fats – systematic review finds

A systematic review by CEDAR researchers has shown that maximum limits and mandatory labelling reduced the availability of artificial trans-fatty acids (TFAs) in food items for sale or reported on food labels since 2004.A high intake of TFA has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Artificial TFAs are sometimes used in pre-prepared […]

Price gap between more and less healthy foods grows

Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012. Healthy foods in 2012 were three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods.A new study, published in the journal PLOS One, tracked the price of 94 key food and beverage […]

New infographic: Food, income and education: who eats more of what?

The types and quantities of foods we eat are influenced by our personal characteristics and also our social and economic situations. Income and educational attainment are particularly important in determining dietary behaviour.Using data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, we have created a graphic that illustrates how UK food consumption varies for population groups […]