Data

Year of publication

2016

Type

Quantitative

Design

Longitudinal

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Spain

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

One food frequency

Study setting

Household

Age group of participant

Adults/Mean = 37,6 ± 11

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n=8451 (participants)

Ultraprocessed food consumption and risk of overweight and obesity: the University of Navarra Follow-Up (SUN) cohort study

Goal

Evaluate the association of ultraprocessed food consumption with the incidence of overweight and obesity in a Mediterranean cohort with a prolonged follow-up.

Results

A total of 1939 incident cases of overweight and obesity were identified during follow-up. After adjustment for potential confounders, participants in the highest quartile of ultraprocessed food consumption were at a higher risk of developing overweight or obesity (adjusted HR: 1.26; 95% CI: 1.10, 1.45; P-trend = 0.001) than those in the lowest quartile of consumption. Conclusions: Ultraprocessed food consumption was associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity in a prospective cohort of Spanish middle-aged adult university graduates. Further Longitudinalstudies are needed to confirm our results

Authors

Mendonça R de D, Pimenta AM, Gea A, et al.

Journal

Am J Clin Nutr

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