Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other (Dietay Guidelines for Brazi)

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

One 24 hours recall

Study setting

Clinic

Age group of participant

Adults/45+

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

Vulnerable (at risk of cardiovascular diseases)

Sample size

n=74 (adults)

Food consumption according to their degree of processing in patients with established atherosclerotic disease

Goal

Analyze the consumption of foods according to their degree of processing in patients with established atherosclerosis disease.

Results

Half of consumed calories came from natural or minimally processed foods (50.9%), followed by ultra-processed food products (35.1%). The largest contribution in calories came from meats, cereals/roots/tubers, breads, and sweets. No significant difference was found in quartiles of consumption of ultra-processed foods. In this sample, consumption of processed/ultra-processed food was almost the same as natural/minimally processed foods.

Authors

Longo A, Ribas B, Weber B, Bertoldi E, Borges L, Abib R.

Journal

Chilean Nutrition Magazine

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