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Advice on Fish Consumption: Benefits and Risks. Foods Standards Agency Committee on Toxicity. London TSO. 2004

British Heart Foundation [online] Available at www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/preventing-heart-disease/healthy-eating/food-labels.aspx (Accessed December 2014)

Chan JM, Rimm EB, Colditz GA et al. Obesity, fat distribution and weight gain as risk factors for clinical diabetes in men. Diabetes Care 1994; 17: 961-9

Department of Health, The Food standards Agency, and devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in collaboration with the British Retail Consortium (2013) Guide to creating Front of Pack (FoP) nutrition label for pre-packed products sold throughout retail outlets [online]. Available at: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/300886/2902158_FoP_Nutrition_2014.pdf (Accessed 11 November 2014)

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Food,Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective. WCRF/AICR. Report number 2, Nov 2007

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Corresponds with the Fat Food Fact Sheet written by Lynne Donovan, dietitian. 

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