Nutrition Evidence Alert – July 2022 Ultra-processed Foods

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Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Adult Diabetes Risk: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2021

This month, we focus on the significant health impacts of ultra-processed foods. As healthcare practitioners, there is no surprise that UPFs are bad for us. However the extent of health impacts and the dose-response found in the science makes for fascinating reading.

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Join Nutrition Evidence Expert Reviewer, Kirsty Baxter in conversation with BANT’s Science & Education Manager, Clare Grundel, as they discuss a 2021 systematic review and meta analysis from the clinical research edition of the British Medical Journal. The study looked at the efficacy and safety of low and very low carbohydrate diets on Type 2 diabetes remission. Listen to the latest NED Talk here.



Your Reference Library

For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list

Impacts of Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods on the Maternal-Child Health: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Nutrition. 2022

Ultra-processed foods and obesity and adiposity parameters among children and adolescents: a systematic review. European Journal of Nutrition. 2022

Ultra-Processed Food Availability and Noncommunicable Diseases: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021

Consumption of ultra-processed foods and health outcomes: a systematic review of epidemiological studies. Nutrition Journal. 2020

Do children and adolescents who consume ultra-processed foods have a worse lipid profile? A systematic review. Ciencia & Saude Coletiva. 2020

Associations of Dietary Intake on Biological Markers of Inflammation in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Nutrients. 2021

Association between consumption of ultra-processed foods and serum C-reactive protein levels: cross-sectional results from the ELSA-Brasil study. Sao Paulo Medical Journal. 2019

Unhealthy Food and Beverage Consumption in Children and Risk of Overweight and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis .Advances in Nutrition. 2022

Consumption of ultra-processed foods and health status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The British Journal of Nutrition. 2021

A Systematic Review on Processed/Ultra-Processed Foods and Arterial Hypertension in Adults and Older People. Nutrients. 2022

Food processing and cardiometabolic risk factors: a systematic review. Revista de Saude Publica. 2020

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