Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Literature Review

Classification

N/A

Country studied

Global

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Database

Study setting

N/A

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

n=12 (papers)

Consumo de alimentos ultraprocesados y obesidad: una revisión sistemática [Ultra-processed food consumption and obesity-a systematic review]/Nutr Hosp

Goal

Compile the information in the literature, and examine the scientific evidence about the relationship between ultra-processed food and obesity.

Results

A positive association was found between ultra-processed food consumption and obesity in 9 of the 12 papers included in the review. However, limitations exist regarding the heterogeneity of methodologies or use of different food classification systems according to processing degree. Further studies are needed to establish the relationship between ultra-processed food consumption and the prevalence and inci- dence of obesity.

Authors

Martí Del Moral A, Calvo C, Martínez A.

Journal

DOI