UK DIETARY INTAKES HAVE DETERIORATED IN THE LAST 20 YEARS TO THE DETRIMENT OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS. Now in a wake-up call to the nation, a new study published in the Journal of Vitamins and Minerals based on a new analysis from two major UK dietary government surveys shows that intakes of ten key micronutrients have receded over the last two decades.
The publication analysed data from two major government dietary surveys – The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Family Food Survey and Public Health England’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme (NDNS-RP).
The new research from the HEALTH & FOOD SUPPLEMENTS INFORMATION SERVICE (HSIS) revealed the stark reality of a significant vitamin and mineral downturn of some major nutrients across all population groups; micronutrients that we all need daily to fuel our bodies and to ensure good health. The ten nutrients are:
Data in the same publication also revealed:
These findings emphasize the urgency to improve the quality of UK diets and the very real likelihood of a surge in chronic illnesses and premature mortality in years to come. Younger people should be warned that unless they improve their diets now, they face a significantly increased risk of serious health issues by the time they reach middle age, along with a reduced life expectancy.
 Derbyshire EJ (2019) UK Dietary Changes Over the Last Two Decades: A Focus on Vitamin and Minerals Intakes. J Vitam Miner 2: 104. https://www.gavinpublishers.
 State of the nation: Dietary trends in the UK – 20 years on. Where are we and where are we going? Published Summer 2019 ©2019.