Data

Year of publication

2017

Type

Qualitative

Design

Narrative

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Global

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Literature

Study setting

N/A

Age group of participant

Children, adults

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

n= 10 (papers)

Ultra-processed Food Intake and Obesity: What Really Matters for Health—Processing or Nutrient Content?/Curr Obes Rep

Goal

Summarize and critique the evidence evaluating the association between ultra-processed food intake and obesity.

Results

Recent research provides fairly consistent support for the association of ultra-processed food intake with obesity and related cardiometabolic outcomes. There is a clear need for further studies, particularly those using Longitudinaldesigns and with sufficient control for confounding, to potentially confirm these findings in different populations and to determine whether ultra-processed food consumption is associated with obesity independent of nutrient content.

Authors

Poti JM, Braga B, Qin B.

Journal

DOI