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How Ultra-processed Foods affect Health in Canada

Using data from 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition, this research commissioned by Heart & Stroke describes how much ultra-processed food is consumed by adults in Canada and by whom. It also reveals that high intake of ultra-processed foods and beverages is significantly associated with the prevalence of multiple chronic conditions. Lastly, this research suggests that the consumption of ultra-processed foods displaces nutritious whole or minimally processed foods and dishes from the diet.

Resource Information

Date

June 27, 2019

Author

Nardocci M, Polsky J, Moubarac JC.

Type

Report

Setting

Community-at-large

Age

Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Additives, Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Nutrients

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National, International

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