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Diet-related diseases

Science Briefs

Addressing degenerative ageing with long-term dietary studies

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Researchers identify key personalised-nutrition business models and factors to attract and keep consumers

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Fructose: is public health action necessary?

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FAQ

How can micro-organisms contaminate poultry and eggs?

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Why should I eat fruit and vegetables? How many portions should I eat per day?

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What is a moderate consumption of alcohol?

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Press release

Leading scientists meet to discuss childhood obesity in Europe

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EU Platform Steps up – the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity & Health is evaluated after five years

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Lights! Camera!...Food?! 2010 Food 4U Awareness Campaign

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Podcasts
The consequences of sedentary lifestyles & why we should be physically active 23/05/2008
Living longer healthier lives through increased physical activity 20/06/2008
What's new in obesity research - Highlights from the 11th International Congress on Obesity 2010 13/04/2011
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Food Today

Some dietary myths dispelled

Will caffeinated drinks make you dehydrated? Should you limit egg consumption or avoid cooking vegetables? Can eating certain nutrients at certain times of the day help you lose weight? Fact is not always easy to distinguish from fiction.

Diet and risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease – the results of the largest ever dietary intervention trial

Dietary guidelines say that we should eat fat in moderation and include lots of fruit, vegetables and grains in our meals. The recent results of the largest ever dietary intervention trial did not demonstrate a beneficial effect of such recommendations on the risk of developing cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Or did it? In reality, the interpretation of this milestone study needs nuanced careful interpretation.

Health in Europe – an update

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Despite some disparities, great progress has been achieved in recent decades in the health of Europeans. With changing economic circumstances, it is particularly important that changes in health status and behaviours continue to be monitored.

Health in Europe - how are we doing?

Despite major health gains over recent decades, there continues to be wide variations in health status, risk factors for health, and health care provision across European countries. To help explain the underlying causes of these variations, and to guide future policy development, a groundbreaking report ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2010’ has been published.

Food, physical activity and cancer - a review of existing studies

In November 2007 a major report was published that reviewed existing studies on the relative risk of different types of cancer through lifestyle choices. Drawing together high quality research and international scientific expertise, this report, published jointly by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the state of the art on the relationship between food, body composition, physical activity and different types of cancer.

Food supplements: who needs them and when?

There are numerous food supplements on the market, but whom are they for? When are they beneficial, ineffective or even harmful? In this article we explore the general recommendations on taking food supplements.
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Other articles

Towards sustainable food research

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Interventions to Promote Healthy Eating Habits

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IDEFICS - Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health EFfects In Children and infantS

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Spotlight on... Forum. ernährung heute

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EuroDISH - Studying the need for food and health research infrastructures in Europe

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Dietitians ensuring education, teaching and professional quality (DIETS2)

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Energy Balance

With only some basic data, the energy balance calculator defines your Body Mass Index (BMI), your daily energy requirements and if you are at risk for certain diseases.

ABOUT EUFIC
The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) is a non-profit organisation which communicates science-based information on nutrition and health, food safety and quality, to help consumers to be better informed when choosing a well-balanced, safe and healthful diet.

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