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Thousands of deaths could be saved by following English diet

Eating like the English could save 4,000 lives a year in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, a study suggests.

People in England eat more fruit and vegetables and less salt and fat, reducing heart disease and some cancers, say Oxford University experts.

A tax on fatty and salty foods and subsidies on fruit and vegetables could help close the diet divide, they add.

The British Heart Foundation says the study shows inequalities in the nations that must be addressed by authorities.

Branwen Jeffreys reports

  • 03 Nov 2011
  • From the section Health