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Processed foods and the nutrition transition: evidence from Asia

Baker, Phillip; Friel, Sharon


This paper elucidates the role of processed foods and beverages in the ‘nutrition transition’ underway in Asia. Processed foods tend to be high in nutrients associated with obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases: refined sugar, salt, saturated and trans-fats. This paper identifies the most significant ‘product vectors’ for these nutrients and describes changes in their consumption in a selection of Asian countries. Sugar, salt and fat consumption from processed foods has...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-04-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity Reviews (2014)
DOI: 10.1111/obr.12174


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