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Hypertension, a condition which affects 7.4 million Canadians, increases the risk for non-communicable disease (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes.  Together, NCDs are the leading causes of death in Canada.

Dietary risk constitutes that largest preventable risk factor for all premature death, death, and disability in Canada.   It is responsible for an estimated 805 of hypertension.

Interventions to improve Canadians’ diets needs to be a priority for all sectors and organizations whose mandate involves the health of Canadians.   Developing and implementing policies that improve the way unhealthy food is produced, marketing and sold is needed to improve Canadian’s diets, reduce diet-related risk factors and diseases.

This site is dedicated to the promotion, advocacy and advancement of effective policies to successfully address unhealthy diet.

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Food Industry Needs Regulation to curb obesity: PAHO/WHO

Original text: http://ow.ly/B2vHu  Countries in the Americas—which have the highest obesity rates in the world—are fighting the obesity epidemic with new, stricter regulations on food labeling, promotion and advertising. The regulations, which seek to inform and protect consumers while… Read More

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“Healthy” restaurant salads stuffed with secret salt: Survey

Huge amounts of salt continue to be added to many restaurant, café and supermarket salads, according to a new survey by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH). This is despite calls in 2010 to lower salt in… Read More

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US Restaurant Diners Give Low Sodium Meals Higher Flavor Score

PRESS RELEASE via http://www.healthydiningfinder.com New research led by Healthy Dining and funded by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reveals that restaurant consumers accept, and in most cases even prefer,… Read More

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