EUFIC’s review Facts on Fats provides the reader with an extensive, though easy to understand, overview of the various aspects related to the fats we consume through our diets.
Part one of the review explains the basics of dietary fats
. It clarifies what dietary fats are, how fats differ from a molecular perspective, which roles they play in the human body, and the importance of fats in food technology.
The second part, dietary fats and health
, is a review of the scientific literature that provides information on dietary fat recommendations and the most recent advances in nutrition science on the consumption of dietary fats and how this impacts health.
EUFIC's peer-reviewed science-based research on food is available via Open Access wherever possible. Recent publications:
Nutrition knowledge, and use and understanding of nutrition information on food labels among consumers in the UK, May 2010 in Appetite
A comprehensive overview of the state of play on Nutrition Labelling worldwide: What are the major nutrition labelling initiatives adopted or in the pipeline to date? What do the various stakeholders say? Where is the debate heading? What does the research show?
How do consumers respond to portion information on food and drink labels?
read EUFIC Forum No. 5 "Consumer response to portion information on food and drink packaging. A pan-European study"
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Did you miss the stakeholder conference on 15 June 2016 in Brussels? Here are webinars of all presentations, showcasing the results and implications that were discussed.
Watch the videos!
The 22nd European Congress on Obesity (ECO), hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in May 2015.
Obesity remains a major public health priority in Europe, with prevalence continually increasing, as was highlighted in a presentation by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Their obesity forecast exercise indicated that unless immediate action was taken, the proportion of overweight or obese adults in Europe would rise by 2030.
ECO raises awareness of the issue, and provides a platform to promote, inform and engage in the latest scientific developments in the field. The varied programme drew over 1,200 participants from 73 countries worldwide, and featured a range of obesity-related topics. EUFIC interviewed seven of the speakers at the conference, who summarised their research findings.