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A Canadian health care and scientific organization policy consensus statement : Restricting marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children and youth in Canada

2012

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This policy consensus statement was developed to reflect the growing body of evidence linking the promotion and consumption of diets high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, free sugars or sodium to cardiovascular and chronic disease (hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, obesity, cancer, and heart disease and stroke)-- leading preventable risk factors and causes of death and disability within Canada and worldwide. What this policy consensus statement offers is the perspective of many major national health care professional and scientific organizations to guide Canadian governments and non-government organizations on actions that need to be taken to protect the health of our future generations, in part by restricting the adverse influence of marketing of foods & beverages high in fat, sugar or sodium to Canadian children and youth.

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