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Watch diet and exercise more to prevent overweight, NICE advises public

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5814 (Published 24 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5814
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Everyone should be encouraged to be more physically active, spend less time in front of the television, and reduce their consumption of energy dense foods, takeaways, and sugar sweetened drinks, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said in draft guidance.1

The advice also encourages the public to follow a “Mediterranean diet” that is based on high proportions of vegetables, fruits, beans and pulses, wholegrains, and fish and that uses olive oil instead of other fats. It aims to help children and adults maintain a healthy weight or prevent …

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