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Action to cut early deaths

4th January 2008

A government report says that up to 70,000 deaths could be avoided every year if people in Britain followed guidelines for healthy eating.

The document suggests that the poor diet of the nation costs the economy £10 billion of which £7.7 billion is NHS treatment which could be avoided if people followed a better diet. It found that children only eat half the recommend five portions of fruit and vegetables a day but eat 50% more added sugars than the recommended maximum and 25% more saturated fat.


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