UK dietary policy for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Louis Levy*, Alison Tedstone

*Corresponding author for this work

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Nutrition advice is devolved within each of the four UK countries, but share a common evidence base provided through the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). Current UK dietary recommendations to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) is based upon recommendations from SACN and its predecessor committee. Dietary advice in the UK has recently been revised in relation to intakes of free sugar and fibre. This paper highlights current UK recommendations for the prevention of CVD, in particular related to energy intake, saturated fat, free sugars, salt, fruit, vegetables, oily fish and fibre. It describes how this advice is promulgated including the refresh of the Eatwell Guide and wider action that will impact on CVD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
JournalHealthcare (Switzerland)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are employees of Public Health England and no additional funding was provided in the development of this manuscript.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


  • CVD prevention
  • Dietary recommendations
  • Eatwell Guide
  • Obesity prevention


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