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Dietary health and CVD: implications for dietary policy in England

  • A. Tedstone (a1), D. Duval (a1) and E. Peacock (a1)

Abstract

CVD is a major burden on the health system in the UK. On average, diets are not aligned with current dietary recommendations, including those for salt, saturated fat, fibre, fruit and vegetables. Obesity prevalence is high and the majority of the population is consuming more energy than required. Addressing these issues would reduce the burden of CVD and help reduce inequalities in health. There is currently a range of policy interventions in place in England designed to help improve diets and reduce obesity, which in turn should help reduce the risk of CVD. Further actions may be needed in the long term to deliver sustained improvements to diet and health.

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*Corresponding author: Dr A. Tedstone, email Alison.Tedstone@phe.gov.uk

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