It’s the time of year when everyone indulges. But new research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed huge variations in the sugar, fat, salt and energy content of your favourite Christmas hamper items.
Food manufacturers are displaying large variations in the serving sizei listed on packaged foods and beverages in Australian supermarkets leaving consumers confused, according to new researchii by The George Institute for Global Health and the National Heart Foundation of Australia.
The George Institute’s lifesaving SMS program has been awarded $750,000 in this year’s Google Impact Challenge by a panel of judges including Lucy Turnbull, CSIRO chief executive Dr Larry Marshall, David Gonski and the worldwide head of Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller.
A major review has set out a ten point action plan to improve the way hypertension (high blood pressure) is treated on a global scale. The Lancet Commission on Hypertension was launched today (Sept 27) and highlights unsolved areas that need to tackled to reduce the burden of hypertension – including how blood pressure is measured and debate over what constitutes safe levels of salt in the diet.