Ultra-processed food and drink products in Latin America: Sales, sources, nutrient profiles, and policy implications


The rapid increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity, diabetes, and associated chronic noncommunicable diseases in recent decades threatens the health, well-being, and economic prospects of all Latin American and Caribbean countries, now and in the future. Ultra-processed Food and Drink Products in Latin America: Sales, Sources, Nutrient Profiles, and Policy Implications analyzes sales trends of ultra-processed products and their impact on the population's health in the Region of the Americas.