Discusses the pros and cons of a healthy eating programme and looks at ways of avoiding nutritional deficiencies, which are often related to areas of residence or similar reasons. Looks at ways of avoiding chronic heart disease (CHD) and cancer‐related illnesses through knowledge and diet. Food businesses by implication are involved in this. Discusses results of various surveys, in particular one by the American Cancer Society involving 750,000 men and women. Shows that statistics come down fully on the person of average (sic) weight living a longer, fuller life than the overweight one. Concludes that people who are overweight, who do little or no exercise and eat sugar and fat in unsafe quantities may shorten their lives by as much as 50 per cent. Increasing fibre intake, decreasing fat, will therefore lessen the risk of heart and related illness (as in Scotland) and prolong life, as occurs in people of the Greek, Italian, some Spanish and French areas.
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