Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Narrative

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Global

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Literature

Study setting

N/A

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

N/A

Public health response to ultra-processed food and drinks

Goal

Explore the implications for public health action of the growing evidence confirming a link between consumption of ultra-processed food and drinks and non-communicable diseases.

Results

1) Ultra-processed food and drinks are products that are formulated from ingredients resulting from industrial processes. 2) Growing evidence associates greater consumption of ultra-processed foods with increased risk of non-communicable diseases._3) Public health efforts should focus on wider determinants of consumption rather than selected nutrients or individual behaviours. 4 Structural interventions are required to increase access to convenient, palatable, and affordable minimally processed foods and dishes. 5)_Reducing consumption will require simultaneous changes to supply and demand at local, national, and transnational levels

Authors

Adams J, Hofman K, Moubarac JC, Thow AM.

Journal

BMJ

DOI