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British Journal of Nutrition (2010), 103:1688-1694 Cambridge University Press
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Workshop Report

UK Food Standards Agency Workshop Report: carbohydrate and cardiovascular risk

Emma Peacocka1 c1, John Stanleya2a3, Philip C. Caldera4, Susan A. Jebba5, Frank Thiesa6, Chris J. Seala7, Jayne V. Woodsidea8 and Tom A. B. Sandersa9

a1 Nutrition Division, Food Standards Agency, London, UK
a2 Trinity College and St Hugh's College, Oxford, UK
a3 Lincoln Edge Nutrition, Lincoln, UK
a4 School of Medicine, Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
a5 MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, UK
a6 School of Medicine, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
a7 School of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Centre, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
a8 School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
a9 Nutritional Sciences Division, King's College London, London, UK
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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.

(Received December 30 2009)

(Revised January 07 2010)

(Accepted January 07 2010)

(Online publication March 18 2010)

Key Words:UK Food Standards Agency workshops; Carbohydrates; Cardiovascular health


c1 Corresponding author: Ms Emma Peacock, fax +44 20 7276 8193, email


Abbreviations: FSA, Food Standards Agency; GI, glycaemic index