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  • INSP: México consume demasiado de las grasas dañinas

    Thursday, March 5th, 2009

    Desde el Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP):
    CONSUME POBLACIÓN MEXICANA 11% MÁS GRASAS DAÑINAS DE LO PERMITIDO

    El alto consumo de grasas dañinas aumenta el riesgo de enfermedades relacionadas con la dieta, como las cardiovasculares y cerebrovasculares
    Recomiendan especialistas el uso de aceites de origen vegetal, margarina suave de alta calidad en lugar de mantequilla, además de […]

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    LAC Consumer Groups Target “Junk Food”

    Thursday, December 25th, 2008

    In my earlier post about the Mexican industry code on advertising of food and beverages directed to children, I discussed efforts in Latin America (here, here, here, here, here and here) to get high-calorie and/or high-fat and/or high-sugar and/or salty foods out of schools and the push by consumer groups, led by Consumer International (CI), […]

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    Brazil: Government & Industry Discuss Changes in Processed Foods

    Monday, August 11th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Brazil’s Health Minister, José Gomes Temporão, has launched an open and public dialog with Brazil’s food industry about lowering the salt, sugar and trans-fat levels of the processed foods that they offer to the Brazilian market. Temporão revealed that a Ministry study suggests that up to 260,000 Brazilian deaths every […]

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    Argentina Lurches Toward an Obesity Law…

    Monday, August 11th, 2008

    By all accounts, Argentina’s Senate will pass an “obesity law” this coming week. If President Cristina Fernandez signs it, Argentina will become the first Latin American or Caribbean (LAC) country to adopt a national law or regulation directly addressing the issue. [Some Brazilian states have laws on aspects of the issue, and several […]

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    PAHO to Food Industry: Embrace “Trans-Fat Free Americas”

    Friday, September 28th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Nutrition Experts Call on Food Industry to Support “Trans Fat Free Americas”
    Experts on nutrition and public health are calling on leaders in the food industry to speed up the elimination of industrially produced trans fatty acids from the foods they produce and distribute, and to become partners in promoting […]

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    A Health Agenda for the Americas

    Saturday, June 9th, 2007

    The annual General Assembly (GA) of the Organization of American States (OAS), held this year in Panama just last week, was used as the venue for formally rolling out the “Health Agenda for the Americas” developed over the last two years by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

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    PAHO Throws Down the Gauntlet on Trans-Fats

    Friday, June 8th, 2007

    Temas Note: Although the task force report mentioned in these Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) press releases was actually approved several weeks ago, it was not formally released to the general public until today (07 June). Rather than release it quietly and let it be approved without much public discussion (outside of PAHO and […]

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    Argentina Seeks a Healthier Lifestyle

    Monday, May 21st, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Last Thursday (17 May) Argentine President Kirchner formally launched a “National Healthy Life Plan.” The government, concerned by recent statistics about the health of Argentina’s population — particularly growing obesity and rising incidence of cardiovascular disease — has decided to push stress health promotion and prevention — promoting the adoption now […]

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    PAHO Calls for a “Trans Fat Free Americas”

    Saturday, April 28th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO):
    Nutrition Experts Call for “Trans Fat Free Americas”
    PAHO task force cites scientific evidence that transfatty acids are “toxic” to human health
    Experts on nutrition and public health today called for eliminating transfatty acids from food supplies throughout the Western Hemisphere, at a special task force meeting convened by the Pan […]

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