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Ultra-processed food consumption among US adults from 2001 to 2018

3 days ago   |   By American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

ABSTRACTBackgroundAccumulating evidence links ultra-processed foods to poor diet quality and chronic diseases. Understanding dietary trends is essential to inform priorities and policies to improve diet quality and prevent diet-related chronic diseases. Data are lacking, however, for trends in ultra-processed food intake.ObjectivesWe examined US secular trends in food consumption according to processing level from 2001 to 2018.MethodsWe analyzed dietary data collected by 24-h recalls from adult participants in 9 cross-sectional waves of the NHANES. We calculated participants' intake of...
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