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Trends in Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods Among US Youths Aged 2-19 Years, 1999-2018

Trends in Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods Among US Youths Aged 2-19 Years, 1999-2018 Key PointsQuestionWhat were the trends in consumption of ultraprocessed foods among US youths from 1999 to 2018? FindingsIn this serial cross-sectional study of nationally representative data from 33 795 US youths aged 2-19 years, the estimated percentage of total energy consumed from ultraprocessed foods increased from 61.4% to 67.0%, whereas the percentage of total energy consumed from unprocessed or minimally processed foods decreased from 28.8% to 23.5%. MeaningFrom 1999 to 2018, the estimated proportion of energy intake from consumption of ultraprocessed foods increased in the US among youths and comprised the majority of their total energy intake. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Trends in Consumption of Ultraprocessed Foods Among US Youths Aged 2-19 Years, 1999-2018

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2021.10238
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat were the trends in consumption of ultraprocessed foods among US youths from 1999 to 2018? FindingsIn this serial cross-sectional study of nationally representative data from 33 795 US youths aged 2-19 years, the estimated percentage of total energy consumed from ultraprocessed foods increased from 61.4% to 67.0%, whereas the percentage of total energy consumed from unprocessed or minimally processed foods decreased from 28.8% to 23.5%. MeaningFrom 1999 to 2018, the estimated proportion of energy intake from consumption of ultraprocessed foods increased in the US among youths and comprised the majority of their total energy intake.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 10, 2021

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