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UK women 'have poor diets'

Millions of British women face health risks because they are “shunning nutritious foods”, says the Daily Mail. The Daily Express says that the dangers of a love of junk food and obsession with “food fads” even affect their unborn babies.

These reports are based on research examining evidence on the quality of the diets of UK women throughout their lives. It found that, among most age groups, intakes of key micronutrients, particularly iron, vitamin D, calcium and folate remain below recommended levels. Many women’s diets are also too high in saturated fat and salt, and low in fibre, oily fish and fruit and vegetables.  More ….