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Explores the suggestion that the UK is at the forefront of Europe with respect to animal welfare issues and looks at farm animal welfare legislation and consumer concern in the UK and Europe. Results of a survey conducted in 1992 and a follow‐up in 1994, which looked at the importance with which...
Shows how blood pressure increases with age in Western communities, where the amount of salt in the diet is relatively high. A reduction in salt consumption would lower blood pressure, which, in turn, would result in a substantial reduction in mortality due to stroke and to heart disease.
Summarizes the main conclusions and recommendations of the recent COMA report on the nutritional aspects of cardiovascular disease. Reinforces existing advice to reduce total fat, especially saturated fatty acids. Emphasizes the importance of the long chain n‐3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. For...
Thirty‐eight adults completed a ten‐week dietary intervention survey designed to increase the amounts of starch and non‐milk intrinsic sugars in their diet. They were instructed to eat more cereal, fruit and vegetable foods and each person was provided with a weekly basket of appropriate foods...
Compelling chemical, biochemical, clinical and epidemiological evidence supports the view that the antioxidant nutrients exert vital contributions towards the prevention or delayed onset of cancer and cardiovascular disease. The presence of antioxidants in fruit, vegetables, tea and red wine may...
Describes and discusses some of the recent evidence which indicates that regular consumption of a moderate amount of red wine as part of a Mediterranean style diet reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease and increases longevity.
Since the beginning of the 1990s, nutrition education and health promotion have increasingly focused on the influence of diet on the quality of life in old age. The Government′s Health of the Nation policy in 1991 and the COMA report on The Nutrition of Elderly People in 1992 both emphasized the...
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