Food Labeling and Chronic Diseases: Consumers Perception in Brazil

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Authors: IDEC Brazil

2014 – The determination of overweight, obesity and other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is associated with the lifestyle of modern populations. In view of the fact that NCDs are the main causes of mortality and morbidity in the Brazilian population and that food regulation is one of the strategies pointed out as a tool to face these diseases, it is necessary to verify the knowledge and behavior of consumers in relation to food labeling and also to evaluate the possible differences between those who have contact with NCDs and those who are free from this health problem. The general objective of the research was to evaluate the knowledge, behavior, perception and preference of the consumer in relation to general and nutritional food labeling, according to the presence of chronic non-communicable diseases.

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