Milken Institute School of Public Health Poster Presentations (Marvin Center & Video)

Title

Differences in sugar content in fast food products across three continents; feasibility of reductions

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Keywords

added sugar reduction, nutrition, cardiometabolic health, fast food products

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

Excess intake of added sugars increases the risk of adverse health outcomes, including obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sugar content of fast food menu items available at four multinational chains and to compare sugar content across continents, specifically in North America, Europe and Australia, using data gathered from each chain's online nutrition information, as available. Differences in mean sugar content per 100g of each product were observed between countries in several product categories, suggesting that reductions in sugar content of various menu items are indeed possible.

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Presented at Research Days 2019.

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Differences in sugar content in fast food products across three continents; feasibility of reductions

Excess intake of added sugars increases the risk of adverse health outcomes, including obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sugar content of fast food menu items available at four multinational chains and to compare sugar content across continents, specifically in North America, Europe and Australia, using data gathered from each chain's online nutrition information, as available. Differences in mean sugar content per 100g of each product were observed between countries in several product categories, suggesting that reductions in sugar content of various menu items are indeed possible.