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

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology | 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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