The CNP Diet, Sugar, and Processed Food Research Category consolidates research exploring the interdependent relationship between dietary intake, sugar, and hyper-palatable foods (HPFs). To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP summary of the study, click “CNP Summary.” While a small portion of the studies in this research category is available below for free, the full set of studies (and their summaries) are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership (available Fall 2021).
Sugar rush or sugar crash? a meta-analysis of carbohydrate effects on mood
Fructose and uric acid as drivers of a hyperactive foraging response: A clue to behavioral disorders associated with impulsivity or mania?
Habitual sugar intake and cognitive function among middle-aged and older Puerto Ricans without diabetes
A combined high-sugar and high-saturated-fat dietary pattern is associated with more depressive symptoms in a multi-ethnic population: the HELIUS (Healthy Life in an Urban Setting) study
Metabolic and psychological effects of short-term increased consumption of less-processed foods in daily diets: A pilot study
Ecological correlations of dietary food intake and mental health disorders
Sugar intake from sweet food and beverages, common mental disorder and depression: prospective findings from the Whitehall II study
Ultra-processed foods and excessive free sugar intake in the UK: a nationally representative cross-sectional study
Sociodemographic and behavioral factors associated with added sugars intake among US adults
Prospective association between ultra-processed food consumption and incident depressive symptoms in the French NutriNet-Santé cohort
Ultra-processed diets cause excess calorie intake and weight gain: an inpatient randomized controlled trial of ad libitum food intake
The evidence for saturated fat and for sugar related to coronary heart disease
Sugary beverages pose significant risks to cardiovascular and overall Health
Ultra-processed foods and recommended intake levels of nutrients linked to non-communicable diseases in Australia: evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study
Added sugars and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, dietary carbohydrate index and depression risk in the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra (SUN) Project
Intake of raw fruits and vegetables Is associated with better mental health than Intake of processed fruits and vegetables
High glycemic index diet as a risk factor for depression: analyses from the Women’s Health Initiative
Cognitive and behavioural effects of sugar consumption in rodents. A review
Association between carbohydrate nutrition and prevalence of depressive symptoms in older adults
Poor glucose regulation is associated with declines in well-being among older men, but not women
Fast-food and commercial baked goods consumption and the risk of depression
Minimally processed foods are more satiating and less hyperglycemic than ultra-processed foods: a preliminary study with 98 ready-to-eat foods
A cross-national relationship between sugar consumption and major depression?