Source: British Heart Foundation
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Date of publication: January 2015
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: A new poll from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Diabetes UK and Tesco has found that about two thirds of people do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight. Only 35 percent of respondents knew the average man needed 2,500 calories per day and 37 percent were aware that the average woman needed 2,000 calories. Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of BHF said: “These figures are deeply concerning and highlight our confusion about calories. Eating too much of any food increases the chances of becoming obese, a risk factor for coronary heart disease, which is the UK’s single biggest killer.”
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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum