Efectos de la frecuencia de consumo de alimentos ultraprocesados y su asociación con los indicadores del estado nutricional de una población económicamente activa en México

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of the consumption frequency of ultra-processed foods and its association with nutritional status parameters on Mexican labor force population

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Abstract

This work aimed to correlate ultra-processed product consumption and nutritional status in a sample of the Mexican labor force population. A cross-sectional study assessed subjects from both genders (18 to 60 years, n=150). Bioimpedance equipment was used to obtain anthropometric measurements and body composition parameters. Moreover, a previously validated frequency questionnaire of ultra-processed foods was used to obtain dietetic data. Results from the nutritional status evaluation indicated that 80% of the sample was obese or overweight; 88.7% had high total fat mass percentage, and 75.3% had high metabolic risk. Regarding the dietetic evaluation, ultra-processed products with high sugar content were the most consumed (47%, up to10.4 times per week). Furthermore, the Pearson correlation analysis results showed a significant negative correlation between age and consumption in four of the five ultra-processed product groups evaluated. Therefore, there is a need to implement internal strategies to diminish the consumption of ultra-processed products and improve healthy food choices and physical activity of the sample to avoid quality of life deterioration and reduce economic losses in this sector.

Translated title of the contributionEffects of the consumption frequency of ultra-processed foods and its association with nutritional status parameters on Mexican labor force population
Original languageSpanish
Article number48 (6)
Pages (from-to)852-861
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Chilena de Nutricion
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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