Public Health England is reviewing the dietary advice conveyed in the "eatwell plate" ?

Good news : Public Health England is reviewing the dietary advice conveyed in the "eatwell plate" ?

Life style change, food intake control and regular exercise may save money to NHS!

Saw it in BBS news as well as red it on the web.

Public Health England is reviewing the dietary advice conveyed in the "eatwell plate" - which is used across the UK for guidance on what food to eat. Its recommendations include calorie-counted recipes to help achieve a healthy weight.

Writing in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), the doctors said a Mediterranean diet quickly reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

And they said it may be better than low-fat diets for sustained weight loss.

Official NHS advice is to monitor calorie intake to maintain a healthy weight.

Last month NHS leaders stressed the need for urgent action to tackle obesity and the health problems that often go with it.

The PMJ editorial argues a focus on food intake is the best approach, but it warns crash dieting is harmful.

Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors

By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News

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  • They're tiptoeing forwards in the right direction but are still some way from tipping point.

    Good news though that there is tacit acknowledgment current guidelines are a crock!

  • Why is the UK top when it comes to obesity in Western Europe?

  • There are very interesting questions we all can ask! At the end of the day there are guide lines, Government, WHO, and in UK, PHE. Food manufacturers have a say to make money, Fast food industry is there to make money. Super market shopping compared to single counter shopping!

    Whish ever dot we take in the world, it is all to do with money!, Are very poor people in good health? I am afraid I have no answer.

  • It think that there is a correlation regarding obesity and poverty/low socio-economic status within wealthy nations.

  • Poor people have a stark choice either buy cheap fattening unhealthy food ,or let yourself and your children starve . Thats the reason that food banks are a now a no brainer when you don`t have enough money to keep a roof over your head ,eat,and pay essencial bills

  • Poor people have a stark choice either buy cheap fattening unhealthy food ,or let yourself and your children starve . Thats the reason that food banks are a now a no brainer when you don`t have enough money to keep a roof over your head ,eat,and pay essencial bills

  • Thanks for your response. When I talk about very poor people, I think about my own experience as a child, ( I am afraid I am unable to talk about other people's experience), where I grew up there were ration book for weekly basic food, parents made sure it lasted all week!, there were no free hand-out, I am afraid.

    In 21st century it is different in developing countries.

  • Times change as you and I are all too aware,unfortunately there are starving poor in this country that`s one reason I totally reject "overseas aid " and also the BBC`s children in need appeal , Treat the poverty of your own people first is something I wholeheartedly believe in, then tackle others.

  • The ration book system made sure that food was shared out. The government needed people to be fed and healthy. Times have changed!

  • The original report is worth reading.

    pmj.bmj.com/content/early/2...

    It recommends that Health Professionals have more training in nutrition, and that it would be a good idea to have healthy food provided in hospitals for staff and visitors. Junk food is easily available, cheap and with a long storage life, unfortunately it's much easier to eat than fresh food for many people.

    Poverty is closely linked to obesity and poor health.

  • Sorry for posting this link again, I had some problem connecting first time, now it works.

    Thanks, Bala

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