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This report summarises a workshop convened by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) on 14 October 2008 to discuss current FSA-funded research on carbohydrates and cardiovascular health. The objective of this workshop was to discuss the results of recent research and to identify any areas which could inform future FSA research calls. This workshop highlighted that the FSA is currently funding some of the largest, well-powered intervention trials investigating the type of fat and carbohydrate, whole grains and fruit and vegetables, on various CVD risk factors. Results of these trials will make a substantive contribution to the evidence on diet and cardiovascular risk.

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Journal article


Br J Nutr

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1688 - 1694


Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Diet, Mediterranean, Dietary Carbohydrates, Dietary Fats, Edible Grain, Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated, Food, Fruit, Government Agencies, Humans, Insulin Resistance, Lipids, Male, Metabolic Syndrome, Middle Aged, Nutrition Policy, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Risk Factors, United Kingdom, Vegetables