14 Jul 2022 Nutrition Evidence Alert – July 2022 Ultra-processed Foods
If you’ve got 10 minutes, read this one
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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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
Do children and adolescents who consume ultra-processed foods have a worse lipid profile? A systematic review. Ciencia & Saude Coletiva. 2020
Consumption of ultra-processed foods and health status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The British Journal of Nutrition. 2021
Food processing and cardiometabolic risk factors: a systematic review. Revista de Saude Publica. 2020
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