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Ultra-Processed Food Consumption and Risk of Overweight or Obesity in Chinese Adults: Chinese Food Consumption Survey 2017-2020

Fondness for ultra-processed foods may make an individual likely to become overweight and obese.

This study was undertaken to assess the role ultra-processed food consumption plays in weight gain and obesity. Researchers examined the food choices and measured the weight of more than 38,000 Chinese adults. 

Researchers identified a trend towards increased weight gain and obesity among lovers of ultra-processed foods. This study demonstrated that high dietary ingestion of ultra-processed foods may promote weight gain and obesity in an individual.

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