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Jun 7, 2017 / Richard Hall

UK diet – dairy

Today’s focus is on some notable dairy trends in the British diet.

• Household consumption of skimmed milks accelerated in 1983, overtook whole milk in 1992 and now outpaces whole milk by almost 4:1.

• Butter purchases have increased steadily since 2005.

• Saturated fatty acids accounted for 14.4% of food and drink energy intake excluding alcohol in 2015, exceeding “the recommended maximum in all age groups.”

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