Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other(non-stated)

Country studied

India

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Three 24 hours recall, One food frequency

Study setting

School

Age group of participant

Children/12-16

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n=1030 (participants)

Intake of ultra-processed foods among adolescents from low-and middle-income families in Delhi

Goal

Assess the contribution of ultra-processed foods to the macronutrient intake of adolescents from low- and middle-income families in Delhi.

Results

The mean energy intake from ultra-processed foods was 371 kcal (16.2%) of the total energy intake. The mean intake of macronutrients from ultra-processed foods was 7.1 g (16.3%) fat, 78.9 g (18.6%) carbohydrate and 4.8 g (10.9%) protein. Children from middle-income families consumed significantly higher (P<0.05) amounts of macronutrients coming from ultra-processed foods, as compared to those from low-income families.

Authors

Jain A, Mathur P.

Journal

Indian Pediatr

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