Experts worried as Kiwis still failing to make healthy diet choices

NZ 13/09/2017

A new study has revealed Kiwis still aren't making healthy choices when it comes to managing their diet.

While at-risk adults are good at getting their cholesterol measured most don't do anything more about it.

Despite high levels of screening for cardiovascular disease, human nutrition expert Jim Mann says it's hard getting people to take action.

"Many people having been checked and found to have raised cholesterol or raised blood pressure are not actually doing anything about it," he says.

"And I think that really is a cause of great concern."

The prescription hasn't changed, increase physical activity, and reduce saturated fat in the diet.