Ultra-processed foods and added sugars in the US diet: evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study
OPEN BMJ open | 11 Mar 2016
E Martínez Steele, LG Baraldi, ML Louzada, JC Moubarac, D Mozaffarian and CA Monteiro
To investigate the contribution of ultra-processed foods to the intake of added sugars in the USA. Ultra-processed foods were defined as industrial formulations which, besides salt, sugar, oils and fats, include substances not used in culinary preparations, in particular additives used to imitate sensorial qualities of minimally processed foods and their culinary preparations.
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