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com/newsdetails/164945 Health watchdog says 40,000 Britons die each year due to junk food
London , Tue, 22 Jun 2010 ANI London, June 22 (ANI): Public health watchdog National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has warned that more than 40,000 Britons are dying each year because of the high levels of salt and fat in their diets. It called for changes to be made to food production and government policy to encourage lifestyle changes, and to significantly reduce the amount of salt and saturated fat the nation consumes. The organisation further said that "toxic" artificial fats known as trans fats, which have no nutritional value and are linked to heart disease, should be banned. It also pushed forward the idea that ministers should consider introducing legislation if food manufacturers failed to make their products healthier. And for the first time the organisation published a landmark guidance on how to prevent the "huge number of unnecessary deaths" caused by heart disease linked to the consumption of ready meals and processed food. The guidance, which was commissioned by the Department of Health, recommended that low-salt and low-fat foods should be sold more cheaply, through the use of subsidies if necessary. Unhealthy foods should not be advertised until after 9pm, and fast food outlets especially near schools should be restricted. The Common Agricultural Policy should focus more on public health, ensuring farmers are paid to produce healthier foods, and action should be taken to introduce a "traffic light" food labelling system. It also said that local authorities must act to encourage walking and cycling and public sector caterers must provide healthier meals, and that lobbying of the Government and its agencies by the food and drink industry should be fully disclosed. Prof Klim McPherson, the Chairman of the Nice Guidance Development Group and professor of epidemiology at Oxford University, said that food should be healthy but less expensive and attractive.Put simply, this guidance can help the Government and the food industry to take action to prevent huge numbers of unnecessary deaths and illnesses caused by heart disease and stroke," the Telegraph quoted McPherson as saying. Prof Sir Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians, added that the Nice guidance demonstrates conclusively why we need to change radically our approach to this vast and silent killer. "Many of the diet-related recommendations made by Nice have the added benefit of costing the public purse little to nothing, while creating an opportunity to reduce the tens of billions of pounds of associated costs the UK loses every year to heart disease," he added. (ANI)
With prosperity have come cushy. modern science improved medical treatments. China and India are the emerging economic superpowers. To tackle with the situation faced due to communicable diseases. has contributed to the era of lifestyle diseases. India. In 1900. The way these begin is dangerous. metabolic syndrome. Back then communicable diseases accounted for about 60 per cent of all deaths. These are also named as diseases of longevity or diseases of civilization. deaths were mostly caused due to infectious diseases like malaria. 2009 12:26:55 IST Views: 4000 Comments: 2 Rate: Health Fitness : We should change the way we live? AS THE name suggest. as its influence can be weakened by changing our lifestyles. It takes years to develop and then becomes so much a part of our lives that it cannot be easily cured even with allopathic medicines. lifestyle diseases like heart disease and cancer were ranked number four and number eight respectively. Pakistan and Indonesia 2009-02-18 12:26:5 CJ: Bhawna jain Wed.http://www. chronic liver disease or cirrhosis. osteoporosis. heart disease and stroke. Feb 18.91 / 11 votes . obesity. tuberculosis. lifestyle diseases accounted for more than 60 per cent of all deaths. depression. pneumonia.com/article/lifestyle-diseases-emerge-as-silent-killers/15711302. vaccinations. They take away the time from you. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. India. by the late 1990’s. And. typhoid. cancer and other lifestyle diseases. But lifestyle diseases have again challenged the science. we move towards junk food. sanitation. acne. improving diet and making the environment healthier.merinews.shtml Lifestyle diseases emerge as silent killers The World Health Organisation has warned that more than 270 million people are susceptible of falling victim to diseases linked to unhealthy lifestyles. Reduction in physical activity and exercise has also added to the scenario. include Alzheimer’s disease. Pakistan and Indonesia. Various lifestyle diseases. atherosclerosis. Since the 1940’s. from high nutritional food. cancer. that is. lifestyle diseases are a result of the way we lead our lives. Prior to that. etc. In 1900. awareness etc. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that more than 270 million people are susceptible of falling victim to diseases linked to unhealthy lifestyles. Most of these people are thought to come from China. as countries become industrialised and people live longer. Most of these people are thought to come from China. lifestyle diseases surfaced in the 1940’s. These diseases are widespread. Type 2 diabetes. especially tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking may also increase the risk of certain diseases later in the life. The fact that our diet is changing day by day. lifestyle diseases can be barred. most deaths in the United States have resulted from heart disease. Substance abuse. nephritis or chronic renal failure. Lifestyle diseases are the result of an ill-relationship of people with their environment. But unlikely other diseases. People die at an early age. now-a-days. and diarrhea / enteritis. The deaths from an entirely new category of diseases. asthma. 2. the top three causes of death in the United States were pneumonia/influenza.
compared to 118. By 2020. arthritis and cancer.ijoem. The WHO estimates that mortality from diabetes and heart disease cost India about $210 billion every year and is expected to increase to $335 billion in the next 10 years. A recent study had estimated that nearly 11 per cent of India’s urban population and three per cent of rural population above the age of 15 have diabetes. stress both at work and at home is going to take a further toll with the number of people suffering from hypertension estimated to rise 213.obesity was found to be the major cause of other problems.volume=13.spage=109. Similarly. In a little over a decade from now. India that is already home to the largest number of diabetes patients is projected to have 30 million diabetics by 2020.but sedentary jobs requiring long hours of work with no time left for exercise. "There has been a preoccupation with AIDS and more recently bird flu.com/article.epage=112. cancer and AIDS would account for over 65 per cent of deaths in India compared to 53 per cent in 2005.5 million in 2025. Indian J Occup Environ Med 2009. chronic diseases are expected to claim 7. http://www. infertility. liver diseases.6 million or 22 per cent would suffer from complications such as diabetic nephropathy.63 million lives in India. hypertension. hypertension. Occupational lifestyle diseases: An emerging issue. compared to 3. a precursor to diabetes. 1. Added to this is the fact that the diets are becoming increasingly focused on ready-made junk food. It’s a time bomb.2 million in 2000 representing an 80 per cent rise in a span of a quarter century. Professor Paul Zimmet.year=2009. .  Children who grow up to be obese could suffer from diabetes.issue=3. Obese children also have a high risk of development of early heart diseases since 13-25% of them showed high levels of C-reactive protein. it was found that the level of obesity was higher in public school students than the government school students. a study said.78 million in 1990. chronic diseases like diabetes.aulast=Sharma Sharma M.asp?issn=00195278. The results show an alarming trend of obesity and related diseases. one step away from diabetes and two steps away from heart disease and junk food aggravates the problem. Twenty eight per cent of urban children had Syndrome X.13:109-12 A studyconducted on students from government and public schools in Delhi from November 2005 showed that 26% of the kids aged 14-17 years had Syndrome X (caused by obesity). a director of the International Diabetes Institute in Australia says that the world appears to be more concerned about big diseases like AIDS and now bird flu. In the screening.” The world is just not spending enough money to tackle with the lifestyle diseases despite the fact that these are the cause for most of the deaths in the world as compared to any other disease. of which 6.168 students from 15 schools were screened . stroke. but diabetes has been escalating. 40-50% had increased triglycerides (blood fat) levels and 30-70% had low HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Majumdar PK.
until recently. . it is clear that adding more high-fat. high-sugar and highly processed foods are bad for the health of Americans. Increasing investments in the developing world by these peddlers of junk food is a clear case of double standards. China is also experiencing a rapid rise in obesity. they would approach the growing obesity rates in India and China just as they have pledged to do in the US . People's health and people's lives in developing countries are as valuable as in the US. And India was. according to the International Diabetes Federation.html But if high-fat. It also makes absolutely no sense for already overburdened public health systems in India and China to be inundated with more junk food related illnesses as the result of an expanded western junk food regime that have been found to be central to the growing obesity epidemic in the West. While these companies are pledging to reduce calories in the US to tackle obesity. high-sugar processed foods in these markets will significantly worsen the problem. they are simultaneously expanding their markets . So why the double standard? Amit Srivastava is the coordinator of the India Resource Center. Based on this data.both countries are already experiencing startling growth in obesity and related health problems." Although one cannot blame the rise in Western junk food as the sole or even primary reason for the alarming rates of obesity and related diseases in China and India. obviously. the International Diabetes Federation in Brussels estimates close to half a billion Chinese will have the disease in 2030. the diabetes capital of the world. "More than 92 million Chinese adults suffer from Type-2 diabetes. It will be the right thing to do. 30 percent of Chinese adults are overweight or obese today. A recent government survey in India found that more than 20 percent of urban Indians are overweight or obese. only to be overtaken by China. reducing calories in the developing countries.in the developing world.by not adding any more calories and in fact. compared with 25 percent in 2004. Junk food is the last thing that China and India need .org/campaigns/coke/2010/junkfood. are they any good for people in India and China? The answer. an international campaigning organization based in the US and India.with junk food .indiaresource. is a clear no. If these food companies were serious about the social responsibilities that they so often tout. caused mainly by a high-calorie diet and sedentary lifestyle.http://www. according to a study in the March 25 New England Journal of Medicine.
mapsofindia. oxygen. after having junk food. the human body does not get proper nutrients and suffers from the deficiency of energy. junk food does not have any kind of essential nutrients. blood circulation drops due to heavy fat deposition in the inner walls of arteries. This is also a major problem occurs by the intake of junk food. different types of diseases and health problems are occurred due to regular intake of junk food. Lack of energy .50pm IST . So. 5. Cardiologists refer to avoid junk food as these are the major causes of severe heart diseases. 3. 2010. Usually. Jan 17. Consuming poor nutrients could be as an addition.com/nutrition/health-nutrition/junk-food-health. you can understand the ill effects of this junk food. 4.It is the most common effect noticed by excessive intake of junk food. it is proved that. That is why. you should avoid junk food. Across the world. So. 12. 2. Heart Diseases-A regular intake of junk food can lead to several heart diseases including Myocardial infarction which is a severe heart problem. Harmful effects of junk food: Here you can see some harmful effects of junk food that can help you change your food habit- 1. Moreover. now you can understand that junk food and health problems are closely related and in order to avoid them. junk food is not at all good for human health but.http://headlinesindia. and proteins can decay human grey (brain) cells for the time being. Over constant periods of having junk food. cholesterol can also impacts on human liver where it is metabolized. then it is better to consume it minimally to avoid all the health problems caused by junk food.html Junk Food and Health Obesity. This junk food makes an individual feel drowsy and it leads to poor concentration. deficiency of vital nutrients. Junk Food and health problems Junk food refers to the food that food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value. According to medical research. if an individual can not eliminate junk food from his/her life. Junk food consists of high cholesterol and a regular intake of junk food leads to severe liver damages Poor ConcentrationIt is one of the major ill effects occurred by the regular intake of junk food. Eating junk food ‘can cause depression’ ANI. Let's have a look to the relationship between junk food and health. people are suffering problems with junk food and all the severe health problems. High CholesterolBesides the formation of plaques and cholesterol deposition in the inner wall of arteries. In every developing and developed countries.
such as smoking. and health status.The Times of India http://timesofindia.Eating junk food ‘can cause depression’(Getty Images) Eating junk food is not only bad for your waistline but also for your mental health. chocolates.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Eatingjunk-food-can-cause-depression/articleshow/5455182. says a new study. What we found isn't a spurious association. while people who ate healthier were least likely to be depressed.tribuneindia.com.indiatimes.htm Children hooked to junk food Schools fail to curb the menace . vegetables and fish) and the 'processed food pattern' (noshing on lots of sweetened desserts. high-fat dairy products and condiments). and body mass.com/2010/20100412/ldh1. Five years later. refined grains. Tasnime Akbaraly. fried food. as saying. processed meat." Akbaraly added. Each person filled out a food frequency questionnaire that asked how often they had eaten a specific portion size of food during the previous year.cms#ixzz117PDcoFf http://www. the same participants filled out a questionnaire that measured symptoms of depression. "The effect of diet on depressive symptoms didn't go down after we adjusted for other indicators of a healthy lifestyle. and for health behaviors such as smoking. reports MSNBC.486 men and women (average age 55) working in a London office. Eating junk food ‘can cause depression’ . the researchers found that high consumption of the processed foods was more likely to lead to depression. physical activity." the New York Daily News quoted the study's author. British and French scientists analyzed food and mood data from 3. with answers ranging from 'never' to 'six or more times a day.' Two dietary patterns were determined: the 'whole food pattern' (a high daily intake of healthy fruits. After taking into account factors like age and sex. physical activity. "Our finding shows a strong association between diet and depressive symptoms after controlling for a large range of sociodemographic factors.
The body is not getting the necessary vitamins and minerals necessary to have good health and immunity from diseases. chips. muffins. many are run by school management and others are tendered out to private companies or individuals.Charu Chhibber Tribune News Service Ludhiana. sandwiches. carbonated drinks. workshops. non-nutritious. patties. samosa. good-for-nothing junk in their school canteens. it is funny and also weird that our schools do not really practise what they preach. high-sugar or high-calorie “competitive” food is also sold outside the school campuses across the city by smalltime vendors with no policy to keep a check on them. are further compounding it by making various kinds of fast foods available to them through school canteens and cafeterias. chocolates. it is the responsibility of the authorities to take care of the students' health. pao-bhaji. kulcha-chana. counselling sessions for students as well as their parents. This they have been doing through numerous seminars. Such fats are unhealthy and on digestion can release a lot of toxins into the body. they teach their students to keep away from junk food. Junk food does not contain vitamins and minerals and much of the nutrients seen in properly cooked food and in raw food. especially those who are tendered out to be operated by private individuals. while on the other. While some of the school canteens are run by the school committees. Maggi. the school authorities. confectioneries. they lure the unsuspecting children to eat unhealthy. you name it and you will have it! These high-fat. • . A Tribune photograph Pop-corn. instead of helping the children come out of the addiction. toast. hot dogs. On one hand. The body gets food but not healthy food. All these canteens sell things which are on demand so that they can get maximum return. biscuits. While in school. pastries. a fact corroborated by a random survey across city schools. April 11 Junk food addiction among city's children is gaining alarming proportions. noodles. burgers. Why is it dangerous? • Junk food is made using a lot of saturated fats. lectures and stringent directions to parents on tiffin menu for students. The practice of allowing the sale of fast food on the school premises is weird on part of school heads in the face of the fact that these very school authorities have been preaching against the consumption of the "oh-so-harmful" junk food. Students munching on junk food at a school in Ludhiana. Worst of all.
strawberry and chocolate shake. diet consultant lists the following as ill-effects of regular intake of junk food by children: • • • • • • • • • Lack of energy Poor concentration Obesity leading to inferiority complex and many times even depression Heart diseases High cholesterol Stunted growth Diabetes Premature aging Tooth decay http://www. etc.What can be done? • • • Carbonated drinks and other unhealthy foods should be strictly removed from all school canteens Alternatives are: fruits like apples. mangoes. fresh lemon/lime juice.net/news/High-Salt-Fat-Levels-in-Junk-Food-Kills-40000-Brits-Each-Year-70354-1. Docspeak Dr Molly Joshi. For drinks.medindia. mixed juice. orange juice and milk shakes like mango and banana. banana. watermelon. Fat Levels in Junk Food Kills 40. guava. 2010 at 5:46 PM . musk melon. pineapples. fresh juices like pineapple juice.htm High Salt. canteens can sell: coconut water.000 Brits Each Year by VR Sreeraman on June 22.
and to significantly reduce the amount of salt and saturated fat the nation consumes. which have no nutritional value and are .000 Britons are dying each year because of the high levels of salt and fat in their diets.Diet & Nutrition News Text • • • News Comments Public health watchdog National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has warned that more than 40. It called for changes to be made to food production and government policy to encourage lifestyle changes. The organisation further said that "toxic" artificial fats known as trans fats.
Unhealthy foods should not be advertised until after 9pm. and fast food outlets especially near schools should be restricted. which was commissioned by the Department of Health. through the use of subsidies if necessary.linked to heart disease. and action should be taken to introduce a "traffic light" food labelling system. It also said that local authorities must act to encourage walking and cycling and public sector caterers must provide healthier meals. Read more: High Salt. The Common Agricultural Policy should focus more on public health.medindia.htm#ixzz117WyYdAR . The guidance. recommended that low-salt and low-fat foods should be sold more cheaply. and that lobbying of the Government and its agencies by the food and drink industry should be fully disclosed.net/news/High-SaltFat-Levels-in-Junk-Food-Kills-40000-Brits-Each-Year-70354-1. It also pushed forward the idea that ministers should consider introducing legislation if food manufacturers failed to make their products healthier. And for the first time the organisation published a landmark guidance on how to prevent the "huge number of unnecessary deaths" caused by heart disease linked to the consumption of ready meals and processed food.000 Brits Each Year http://www. should be banned. Fat Levels in Junk Food Kills 40. ensuring farmers are paid to produce healthier foods.
http://stephenleahy. “We have a huge health crisis here that few policymakers and other officials are aware of. stroke. among a multitude of other evils. The good news is that there are easy solutions to prevent these chronic non-communicable diseases. malaria or tuberculosis. Daar told IPS. In the next 10 years. China and elsewhere in the world.” he said. Daar of the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre in Toronto. Some 17 million of these prevented deaths would be among people under the age of 70. some 388 million people will die of these largely preventable diseases. poor diet and lack of exercise. cancer and diabetes kill more than twice as many people than HIV/AIDS. and medical and donor groups have focused almost entirely on infectious diseases. Tobacco-related deaths have hit five million a year and are expected to double to 10 million a year by 2030. with most fatalities in developing countries. However. and is either declining or stable in most countries. In comparison. and polluting the environment. Millions of lives could be saved with some simple steps as outlined in the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Often thought to be diseases of the rich. said Daar. which can ill afford the cost of buying a highly addictive product and the huge burden smoking imposes on already strained health systems. “With concerted action. most of these deaths will be in the developing world.” the report estimated. he said. the World Lung Foundation reported last week. Canada.” said lead author Dr. Abdallah S. causing cancers. Credit:Hendrike Man lighting a cigaret . Smoking is the most preventable behaviour. and an obvious place to start. they found. Developing countries. which are caused mainly by smoking. conclude the authors of a study published in the journal Nature this month. non-infectious diseases like heart disease.net/2007/11/26/junk-food-and-smoking-to-kill100s-of-millions-in-poor-countries/ Junk Food and Smoking to Kill 100s of Millions in Poor Countries with 3 comments By Stephen Leahy Nov 26 (IPS) – Chronic. Children’s exposure to tobacco smoke is “unbelievable” in the Middle East. Rapidly losing customers in rich countries due to higher taxes and public health campaigns about the negative impacts of smoking. India. Educational efforts and bans on tobacco advertising are just two of the measures that can be employed to reduce the number of smokers. many countries need support to launch such measures. Daar said. we can avert at least 36 million premature deaths by 2015. Smoking is injuring young lungs. experts warn. HIV/AIDS kills two million people and TB is responsible for about three million deaths a year. “But that’s like putting out one fire in a house burning from both ends. cigarette companies have focused their considerable advertising power on the developing world.
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