WHO resists food industry pressure on its diet plan

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:973
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    The final draft of a global plan on how governments can help millions of people avoid chronic disease through diet and exercise has not been watered down under industry pressure, the World Health Organization said.

    In 2002, WHO member states asked the organisation to come up with a plan to help them combat the growing burden of non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancers, and obesity related conditions. These diseases together account for about 60% of deaths globally—most of them in the developing world.

    WHO's global strategy on diet, physical activity, …

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