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/BMJ.

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

DOI