Tag Archives: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

WHO Panel Holds Back on Calling for Sugary Drink Tax

An independent panel advising the World Health Organization (WHO) did not recommend taxing sugary drinks in a report, titled, “A Time to Deliver.” While the report, released June 1, 2018, recommends that governments give priority to restricting the marketing of unhealthy products (that contain excessive amounts of sugars, sodium, saturated fats and trans fats) to … Continue Reading

WHO Offers Plan to Eliminate Industrially-Produced Trans Fatty Acids

One week after suggesting that adults and children reduce their intake of trans fatty acids to less than 1% of total energy intake (see our May 8, 2018 blog for details), the World Health Organization (WHO) released a plan aimed at eliminating industrially-produced trans fatty acids from the global food supply. The plan, REPLACE, is … Continue Reading

WHO Targets Saturated and Trans Fatty Acids

The World Health Organization (WHO) released draft guidelines on saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty acid intake for adults and children. The draft guidelines suggest that adults and children reduce their intake of saturated fatty acids to less than 10% of total energy intake and their intake of trans-fatty acids to less than 1% of total … Continue Reading

CSPI Petitions USDA for Cancer-Risk Warning Labels on Meat

For years, researchers have debated the link between the consumption of red meat and cancer.  On October 26, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) took what is perhaps the most definitive and aggressive position thus far by any health organization on this hot-button issue, announcing that, based on a 22-member expert panel’s analysis of more … Continue Reading

Drinks In Hot Water

IARC concludes that very hot drinks are “probably carcinogenic.” The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is a part of the World Health Organization (WHO) that conducts and coordinates research on cancer and carcinogens worldwide.  The IARC made global headlines in Fall 2015 when it reported that processed meat was carcinogenic and that red … Continue Reading

WHO Spotlight on Sugar

WHO recommends regulatory measures to slow sugar’s contribution to global childhood obesity. Since the late 1980s, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended reducing dietary intake of free sugars (i.e., those added to foods and drinks and those naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates).  The WHO’s advice is based on the … Continue Reading

Processed Meat Takes Heat

WHO announces causal link between consumption of processed meats and cancer. For years, researchers have debated the link between the consumption of red meat and cancer.  For instance, the American Cancer Society’s position is that some studies indicate “a link” between eating red meat and increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the group has not … Continue Reading

WHO: Sour on Sugar

WHO recommends reducing daily intake of free sugars to less than 5% of total energy intake. Since 1989, the World Health Organization has recommended reducing intake of free sugars (those added to foods and drinks and those naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates) to less than 10% of total daily … Continue Reading
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