Doughnuts to be classified as ‘low-fat’

first_imgA team of Oxford University experts has shown that proposed new European Union legislation could mean that 93% of foods will claim to be ‘nutritious’.The proposals, which go before the European Commission next month, suggest a limit of 8mg of saturated fat per 100g for bakery products. A Tesco jam doughnut contains 5.7mg. Under these criteria, Oxford researchers have concluded that just 7 per cent of foods in the average UK diet will be prevented from claiming to be nutritious, while 60 per cent could be marketed as ‘healthy.’According to Which?, the consumer group who commissioned the survey, doughnuts could soon be advertised as ‘low fat,’ and foods such as custard tarts, pork sausages and ready salted crisps could carry health and nutrition claims.Which? along with health charities the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK, have written to Health Secretary Alan Johnson asking the British Government to reject the proposals.Colin Walker, Which? spokeasperson, said the new rules would “weaken the fight against obesity and poor diets, doing far more harm than good.”Walker continued, “Jam doughnuts and crisps being allowed to make nutrition claims would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious. The goalposts have been widened to the point that no one remembers why they were put there in the first place.”Some Oxford students voiced support for Walker’s views, with one saying “everyone knows that things like doughnuts aren’t actually nutritious – classifying them as such will just undermine the whole system of food labelling.”With almost one in four adults in the UK classified as obese, there are fears that poor food labelling could add to the problem and its related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.However, some students said they felt that the proposed changes would have a limited effect. “People aren’t stupid,” said Wadham college student Andrew Wilkinson, “they know what’s good for them, even if they then go and ignore it. Classifications are a bit unnecessary, especially if foods continue to have their GDA information. If something is ‘low fat’ but contains 90% of your daily allowance of sugar, it’s fairly obvious that the food is unhealthy.” The Food Standards Agency has also considered the issue, with a spokesman saying, “we must ensure that health claims do not mislead consumers. The Agency understands Which?’s position and shares some of its concerns. Labelling must help people make healthier choices and we would oppose any moves that might encourage consumers to eat more fatty, sugary and salty foods.”last_img read more

Volunteers in Medicine Will Join Forces With Vietnam Veterans of America During Annual 5K…

first_imgCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ — Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County (VIM) will host their annual 5K Run-Walk at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Cape May County Park and Zoo, located at 707 North Route 9 in Cape May Court House. This event is once again being sponsored by the generous members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 602.“We are extremely grateful that our local Vietnam Veterans are sponsoring VIM’s annual 5K Run again this year,” says Lindsey Tyler Delollis, VIM Board of Trustees Treasurer and Event Chairperson.  “It’s yet another example of their ongoing service to the people of this nation.”Proceeds from the 5K Run-Walk will benefit VIM’s free clinic on Route 9 in Cape May Court House, where uninsured County residents receive much-needed healthcare and medical assistance.The entry fee for adults who participate in the 5K Run-Walk is $20 for pre-registrants and $25 on race day. The fee for children (age 12 and under) is $12 for pre-registrants and $15 on race day.  Those wishing to pre-register can do so online at until May 13. Race day registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on May 21.Prizes will be presented to the winners of the 5K Run in numerous categories.For more information about VIM’s 5K Run-Walk or to learn how you can make a donation to Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County, phone 609-463-2846 or visit is a 501(c)(3) healthcare clinic that has been providing free primary care to residents of Cape May County since opening in 2002.  Due to outstanding community support from concerned individuals, families, businesses, organizations, municipalities, churches and county government, VIM has been able to serve more than 4,000 patients with over 32,000 clinic visits during the past fifteen years.last_img read more

Chesterton investor sells £40m FCUK store

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Ghana Premier League: Kotoko silenced, Lions tamed, and Phobians win to assuage tension

first_imgHeart of Lions could not roar against Hasacas, while Accra Hearts of Oak won away at Amidaus despite a building feud in the clubAccra Hearts of Oak closed the gap on Asante Kotoko after beating Amidaus Professionals 1-0 at the Tema Park. Owusu Bempah got the lone goal for the Phobians in the 2nd minute. Hearts have been “on fire” since Friday after coach David Duncan was sacked. But they put the fracas behind them to ensure they left Tema unscathed.AshGold also applied the brakes on Asante Kotoko after posting a 2-0 victory at the Len Clay Stadium. The win left the top three teams clustered at the summit. Kotoko have 24 points, Hearts have 23, while Ashgold have 22.Heart of Lions surprisingly lost to struggling Sekondi Hasacas after tasting a 1-0 a defeat at the Kpando Park.Berekum Chelsea posted a 1-0 victory against Bechem United to stand tall in the derby match at the Golden City Park.Sulley Mohammed increased his tally to five goals after netting the second goal in King Faisal’s 3-0 win over New Edubaise United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi. Bottom placed Inter Allies stunned Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports Stadium after Herbert Addo’s boys managed to record a 1-0 win.Wa All Stars recovered from their poor outings to beat Ebusua Dwarfs 1-0 at their own backyard.Medema Sc worsened the woes of Aduana Stars by pushing them to the relegation zone with a 1-0 triumph on Saturday.The league returns on Wednesday with the week 12 fixtures at eight centers.last_img read more

LUH apologises to Burtonport man whose leg was amputated after angiogram

first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital has apologised to a Burtonport man in the High Court whose leg had to be amputated after he went into the hospital for an angiogram.In the letter to 77-year-old Hugh McElroy, a retired construction worker, the hospital’s general manager said the care afforded to him in 2014 and 2015 was not to a standard which they would have hoped or expected.Sean Murphy told Mr McElroy that he apologised unreservedly for the quality of care he received and acknowledged the devastating impact this had on his life. He said he recognised that nothing he or any of the team could say, could make up for the impact on Mr McElroy’s quality of life and on his family.Mr McElroy went into Letterkenny University Hospital in September 2014 for an angiogram – a procedure where a tube is inserted into the groin and threaded up to the heart to check the blood vessels.He developed a blood clot at the site where the angiogram had been inserted and was readmitted to hospital in Letterkenny where his condition worsened.By the time he was transferred to University Hospital Galway, on 14 October 2014, he was in poor condition and had to undergo surgery. He subsequently underwent further surgeries and treatment.But in September 2015, a decision was made to amputate his leg.Details of the settlement made with Mr McElroy were not revealed in court.LUH apologises to Burtonport man whose leg was amputated after angiogram was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burtonportLetterkenny University Hospitallast_img read more

Blind Fish Lead the Blind

first_imgImagine miniature subs that can negotiate tight spaces or murky waters in the dark.  Meet Snookie: a device created by researchers at the University of Technology Munich, who took their inspiration from blind cave fish.    The report on Live Science says that the blind Mexican cave fish Astyanax mexicanus is born with eyes that degenerate in adulthood, because eyes are of no use in the darkness of its cave habitat.  Instead, the fish has a heightened sensitivity along its lateral line – a sense organ running from gill to tail that contains “hundreds to thousands of fine sensory hairs located on the scales or in tiny ducts beneath the skin.”  Like the inner ear, the article says, the lateral line can pick up tiny variations in pressure and water flow that give it an exquisite sense of its surroundings.  An African frog uses its lateral line to distinguish between edible and inedible insects purely on the vibrations they set up in the water.    So why not build a similar organ on robotic submarines?  That’s what the team at University of Technology Munich did.  Their “Snookie” swimming robot “can orient itself in murky waters with an artificial sensory organ inspired by the lateral line.”  It had to be small enough to get into tight places but large enough to hold all the electronics.  They found out that getting a sensory picture from pressure vibrations is harder than with light, but it’s good enough to report pressure changes less than one percent in a tenth of a second from obstacles and movements a hand’s breadth in front and on either side.    Who would have thought that blind cave fish would inspire robots?  One day, Snookie’s descendents could inspect sewer lines, investigate shipwrecks, locate flight recorders, assist scuba divers, and much more.  They might even swim in swarms and explore environments with teamwork.  Undoubtedly their descendents will be products of intelligent design – not mutation and selection.This fun and interesting story needs one clarification; the fish’s lateral line did not “emerge” by evolution as if stimulated from its dark cave environment.  It was already there, as it is in most fish and amphibians.  They have what they need; landlubbers have what they need – by design that we can study and imitate.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more