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Added sugars and ultra-processed foods in Spanish households (1990-2010).
Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018 10; 72(10):1404-1412.EJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES

To study the association between ultra-processed foods acquisitions and added sugar content of total food purchases in Spanish households in 2010. Changes over time (1990-2000-2010) in ultra-processed food purchases and added sugars content of total food purchases are also compared.

SUBJECTS/METHODS

We used data from three nationally representative Household Budget Surveys (HBS) conducted in 1990, 2000 and 2010. Number of studied households was 21,012, 33,730 and 22,116, respectively. Purchased foods and drinks were classified according to NOVA food groups as ultra-processed foods, processed foods, unprocessed or minimally processed foods, or processed culinary ingredients. Linear and Poisson regressions were used to estimate the association between quintiles of energy contribution of ultra-processed foods and added sugars contents of total food purchases in 2010. Changes over time were assessed using tests of linear trend and Student's t test.

RESULTS

In 2010, ultra-processed foods represented 31.7% of daily energy acquisitions and 80.4% of all added sugars. Added sugars content of food purchases raised from 7.3% in the lowest to 18.2% in the highest quintiles of energy contribution of ultra-processed foods. The risk of exceeding 10% energy from added sugars quadrupled between the lowest and highest quintiles. The percentage of ultra-processed foods on all food purchases almost tripled between 1990 and 2010 (from 11.0 to 31.7%), paralleling the increase of added sugars content (from 8.4 to 13.0%).

CONCLUSIONS

Cutting down exceeding added sugars availability in Spain may require a reduction in ultra-processed food purchasing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Servicio de Epidemiología, Dirección General de Salud Pública de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. carlosam@usp.br. Center for Epidemiological Studies in Health and Nutrition, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. carlosam@usp.br.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29277837

Citation

Latasa, P, et al. "Added Sugars and Ultra-processed Foods in Spanish Households (1990-2010)." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 72, no. 10, 2018, pp. 1404-1412.
Latasa P, Louzada MLDC, Martinez Steele E, et al. Added sugars and ultra-processed foods in Spanish households (1990-2010). Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018;72(10):1404-1412.
Latasa, P., Louzada, M. L. D. C., Martinez Steele, E., & Monteiro, C. A. (2018). Added sugars and ultra-processed foods in Spanish households (1990-2010). European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 72(10), 1404-1412. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-017-0039-0
Latasa P, et al. Added Sugars and Ultra-processed Foods in Spanish Households (1990-2010). Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018;72(10):1404-1412. PubMed PMID: 29277837.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Added sugars and ultra-processed foods in Spanish households (1990-2010). AU - Latasa,P, AU - Louzada,M L D C, AU - Martinez Steele,E, AU - Monteiro,C A, Y1 - 2017/12/26/ PY - 2016/08/25/received PY - 2017/10/16/accepted PY - 2017/09/20/revised PY - 2017/12/27/pubmed PY - 2019/6/6/medline PY - 2017/12/27/entrez SP - 1404 EP - 1412 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 72 IS - 10 N2 - BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To study the association between ultra-processed foods acquisitions and added sugar content of total food purchases in Spanish households in 2010. Changes over time (1990-2000-2010) in ultra-processed food purchases and added sugars content of total food purchases are also compared. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We used data from three nationally representative Household Budget Surveys (HBS) conducted in 1990, 2000 and 2010. Number of studied households was 21,012, 33,730 and 22,116, respectively. Purchased foods and drinks were classified according to NOVA food groups as ultra-processed foods, processed foods, unprocessed or minimally processed foods, or processed culinary ingredients. Linear and Poisson regressions were used to estimate the association between quintiles of energy contribution of ultra-processed foods and added sugars contents of total food purchases in 2010. Changes over time were assessed using tests of linear trend and Student's t test. RESULTS: In 2010, ultra-processed foods represented 31.7% of daily energy acquisitions and 80.4% of all added sugars. Added sugars content of food purchases raised from 7.3% in the lowest to 18.2% in the highest quintiles of energy contribution of ultra-processed foods. The risk of exceeding 10% energy from added sugars quadrupled between the lowest and highest quintiles. The percentage of ultra-processed foods on all food purchases almost tripled between 1990 and 2010 (from 11.0 to 31.7%), paralleling the increase of added sugars content (from 8.4 to 13.0%). CONCLUSIONS: Cutting down exceeding added sugars availability in Spain may require a reduction in ultra-processed food purchasing. SN - 1476-5640 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29277837/Added_sugars_and_ultra_processed_foods_in_Spanish_households__1990_2010__ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-017-0039-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -