Consumption of ultra-processed foods and likely impact on human health. Evidence from Canada

@article{Moubarac2012ConsumptionOU,
  title={Consumption of ultra-processed foods and likely impact on human health. Evidence from Canada},
  author={Jean-Claude Moubarac and Ana Paula Bortoletto Martins and Rafael Moreira Claro and Renata Bertazzi Levy and Geoffrey Cannon and Carlos Augusto Monteiro},
  journal={Public Health Nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={2240 - 2248}
}
Abstract Objective To investigate consumption of ultra-processed products in Canada and to assess their association with dietary quality. Design Application of a classification of foodstuffs based on the nature, extent and purpose of food processing to data from a national household food budget survey. Foods are classified as unprocessed/minimally processed foods (Group 1), processed culinary ingredients (Group 2) or ultra-processed products (Group 3). Setting All provinces and territories of… Expand
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