Journal article

Takeaway food, sugar-sweetened beverages and preclinical cardiometabolic phenotypes in children and adults.

Shweta Saraf, Anneke Grobler, Richard S Liu, Mengjiao Liu, Melissa Wake, Tim Olds, Kate Lycett, Markus Juonala, Sarath Ranganathan, David Burgner, Jessica A Kerr

Eur J Prev Cardiol | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2020


AIMS: To investigate relationships between takeaway food and sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption with cardiometabolic phenotypes during childhood and mid-adulthood. METHOD: Design: Cross-sectional Child Health CheckPoint within the national population-representative Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Participants: 1838 children (mean age 11.5 years; 49.1% female) and 1846 adults (mean age 43.7 years; 87.6% female). Exposures: Self-reported takeaway food and SSB consumption ('frequent': ≥ weekly). Outcomes: Functional (pulse wave velocity (PWV), blood pressure (BP)) and structural (carotid intima-media thickness, retinal microvascular calibre) preclinical cardiovascular phenoty..

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Awarded by The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia

Awarded by Financial Markets Foundation for Children

Awarded by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), The University of Melbourne, the National Heart Foundation of Australia