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Processed Foods and the Nutrition Transition: Evidence from Asia

Looking especially at refined sugar, salt, and fats (saturated and unsaturated), this paper compares how consumption of these ‘product vectors’ are converging between lower-middle, upper-middle, and high-income countries in the Asian context. The authors suggest policy-level action is needed to mitigate negative effects on nutrition. 

Baker, P. & Friel, S. Obesity Reviews. (April 2014) Epub ahead of print.