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Ultra-processed food consumption and adult obesity risk: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis

Likeness for ultra-processed foods may lead to the acquisition of excess weight and obesity in adults.

This study evaluated the influence ultra-processed food consumption has on the burden of obesity in adults. Researchers collated and performed a comprehensive analysis of data obtained from 12 studies. 

Data analysis revealed that ultra-processed food eaters tend to be overweight and obese compared to non-consumers of these foods. According to this study, a 7%, 6%, and 5% increase in the prevalence of overweight, obesity, and abdominal obesity respectively was found among individuals who consumed an additional 10% of ultra-processed foods daily. The findings of this study emphasized the contribution of ultra-processed foods to the rising incidence of obesity globally.

Research Summary Information

  • 2023
  • Sajjad Moradi, Mohammad Hassan Entezari, Hamed Mohammadi, Ahmad Jayedi, Anastasia-Viktoria Lazaridi, Mohammad Ali Hojjati Kermani, Maryam Miraghajani
  • Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Science, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutritional Science and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. The Early Life Research Unit, Division of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. Clinical Tuberculosis and Epidemiology Research Center, National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD), Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Cancer Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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