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The Impact of Ultra-processed Foods on Dietary Patterns in Developed Countries and the Development of Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

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DOI: 10.25236/gemfe.2022.021


Xinyi Jiang, Rui Sun, Zhuowei Xin, Ziying Zhang

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Xinyi Jiang


On the basis of NOVA classification system based on the scope and purpose of food processing, ultra-processed foods (UPF), modified by a series of complex industrial processing, refer to a group of convenient, ready-to-eat, hyper-palatable foods that add varieties of food additives and generally contain high dose of sugar, salt and fat, and low dose of protein, dietary fiber and micronutrients. In this field, many articles from other researchers mentioned that dietary UPF exposure was associated with at least one adverse health outcome. In adults, these risks include overweight, obesity, and cardiometabolic risks; cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease; irritable bowel syndrome, depression and frailty; and all-cause mortality. In children and adolescents, including cardiometabolic risk and asthma. In this paper, evidence was collected to prove that that excessive consumption of ultra-processed foods is related to chronic disease by comparing multiple data points from other credible research articles.


ultra-processed food, NOVA classification, dietary pattern, chronic disease