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Charlotte Debras

Charlotte Debras
Paris 13 University · U1153 - Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (Inserm / Inra / Cnam / Sorbonne Paris Cité P5, P7, P13)

PhD candidate in Nutritional Epidemiology

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Introduction
PhD student within the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (Inserm 1153/Inra 1125/Cnam/Université de Paris - Paris 13). I study the relationships between nutrition and health.

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Publications (35)
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Background and aims Data regarding the association between ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption and eating disorders (ED) are scarce. Our aim was to investigate whether UPF intake was associated with different ED types in a large population-based study. Methods 43,993 participants (mean age = 51.0 years; 76.1% women) of the French NutriNet-Santé...
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Background The food industry uses artificial sweeteners in a wide range of foods and beverages as alternatives to added sugars, for which deleterious effects on several chronic diseases are now well established. The safety of these food additives is debated, with conflicting findings regarding their role in the aetiology of various diseases. In par...
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Background Nitrates and nitrites occur naturally in water and soil. They are also used as food additives (preservatives) in processed meats. They could play a role in the carcinogenicity of processed meat. The objective was to investigate the relationship between nitrate and nitrite intakes (natural food, water and food additive sources) and cancer...
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Background: Added sugars’ deleterious effects have been established for several chronic diseases, leading food industries to use artificial sweeteners as alternatives in a wide range of foods and beverages. Their safety is debated and findings remain contrasted regarding their role in the etiology of various diseases. In particular, their carcinoge...
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Background Dietary trans fatty acids (TFAs) are either natural (from ruminant sources) or generated through industrial processes by partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils. Extended evidence demonstrated their role as cardiovascular risk factors. In contrast, their involvement in cancer etiology is suspected, but epidemiological evidence remains li...
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Background Nitrates and nitrites occur naturally in water and soil and are commonly ingested from drinking water and dietary sources. They are also used as food additives in processed meats to increase shelf life and to avoid bacterial growth. These compounds could have a role in the carcinogenicity of processed meat. Objective To investigate the r...
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Introduction et but de l’étude Les effets délétères du sucre sur l’apparition de différentes maladies chroniques ont été établis. Les industries agro-alimentaires se sont donc tournées vers l’utilisation d’édulcorants artificiels comme alternatives au sucre dans de nombreux aliments et boissons. Toutefois, l’innocuité de ces additifs alimentaires e...
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Introduction et but de l’étude Les nitrates et les nitrites sont présents à l’état naturel dans l’eau et le sol et sont couramment ingérés à partir de l’eau potable et de sources alimentaires. Ils sont également utilisés comme additifs alimentaires dans les charcuteries pour augmenter la durée de conservation et éviter la croissance bactérienne. Ce...
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Introduction et but de l’étude Les acides gras trans (AGT) représentent une catégorie de lipides naturellement présents dans les aliments (produits dans l’estomac des ruminants) ou générés par des procédés industriels d’hydrogénation partielle des huiles végétales. Leur rôle en tant que facteurs de risque cardiovasculaire a été largement démontré....
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Introduction et but de l’étude Les oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides et polyols fermentescibles (FODMAPs) ont été impliqués dans l’étiologie des troubles gastro-intestinaux. Compte tenu de leur potentiel pro-inflammatoire et de leurs interactions avec le microbiote intestinal, leur contribution au développement d’autres maladies chro...
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The impact of dairy product consumption for long-term health remains unclear, in particular regarding their involvement in cancer etiology for frequent locations like breast or prostate. Besides, little is known about potentially different effects of dairy producto subtypes. Our objective was therefore to evaluate the associations between dairy pro...
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Background Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides and Monosaccharides And Polyols (FODMAPs) have been shown to be involved in gastrointestinal disorders. In view of their pro-inflammatory potential and their interactions with the gut microbiota, their contribution to the etiology of other chronic diseases such as cancer has been postulated. Ho...
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Background Added sugars' deleterious effects have been established for several chronic diseases, leading food industries to turn towards high-intensity sweeteners. Their safety is debated and findings remain contrasted regarding their role in the etiology of various diseases. In particular, their carcinogenicity has been suggested by several experi...
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Food additives (e.g. artificial sweeteners, emulsifiers, dyes, etc.) are ingested by billions of individuals daily. Some concerning results, mainly derived from animal and/or cell-based experimental studies, have recently emerged suggesting potential detrimental effects of several widely consumed additives. Profiles of additive exposure as well as...
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Résumé Au cours des dernières décennies, l’offre agro-alimentaire s’est considérablement étoffée en matière d’aliments dits « ultra-transformés » (AUT). Il s’agit de produits ayant subi d’importants procédés de transformation impactant fortement la matrice alimentaire et/ou contenant des additifs alimentaires ou autres substances d’origine industri...
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Background Evidence is accumulating that high dietary glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL) are potential risk factors for several metabolic disorders (e.g. type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases), but remains limited concerning cancer risk. Although, mechanistic data suggest that consuming high-GI foods may contribute to carcinogenesis th...
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Background Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs) are increasingly studied because they are suspected unfavorably to impact health (irritable bowel syndrome in particular). However, little is known about FODMAP intake in the general population, or which groups are more likely to consume them, because the...
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Purpose: Red and processed meats are recognized by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as probably carcinogenic and carcinogenic to humans, respectively. Heme iron has been proposed as a central factor responsible for this effect. Furthermore, anxiety affects the intestinal barrier function by increasing intestinal permeability. The ob...
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(1) Background: Dietary carbohydrates are likely correlated with mental health in general, and with anxiety in particular. Our aim was to investigate the cross-sectional relationship between trait anxiety and carbohydrate (especially sugar) intake in a large sample derived from the general French population. (2) Methods: The analyses included 20231...
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Introduction et but de l’étude En 2018, suite à la parution de son rapport de référence, le World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) actualisait ses recommandations en matière de prévention des cancers basées sur les facteurs nutritionnels pour lesquels un niveau de preuve suffisant a été établi selon leur système de gradation du poids des preuves. Notre...
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Introduction et but de l’étude La consommation de boissons sucrées a augmenté dans le monde ces dernières années, tandis que les preuves de leur effet néfaste sur la santé cardiométabolique s’accumulent. Les boissons édulcorées, commercialisées comme une alternative plus saine, voient aussi leur impact sur la santé cardiométabolique débattu. L’obje...
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Introduction et but de l’étude Les glucides étant le principal substrat du cerveau pourraient avoir une influence importante sur la santé mentale et en particulier sur l’état d’anxiété. L’objectif de cette étude était d’étudier le lien transversal entre les apports alimentaires en sucres et la propension à l’anxiété dans un large échantillon d’adul...
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Background: Evidence is accumulating that high dietary glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) are risk factors for several metabolic disorders, e.g. diabetes or cardiovascular diseases, but evidence on GI/GL and cancer is less consistent. However, mechanistic data suggest that food with high-GI may contribute to carcinogenesis through the insul...
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Background: Breast cancer remains the leading cancer in women. In 2018, following its summary report, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) issued its recommendations for cancer prevention based on the nutritional risk factors with a sufficient level of evidence, several of which being related to breast cancer. Our objective was to study whether ad...
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Background: Excessive sugar intake is now recognized as a key risk factor for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. In contrast, evidence on the sugar-cancer link is less consistent. Experimental data suggest that sugars could play a role in cancer etiology through obesity but also through inflammatory and oxidative mechanisms and...
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Background Excessive sugar is now recognized as a key risk factor for several cardiometabolic diseases. In contrast, the associations between sugars and cancer risk in cohort studies have been less investigated, and data is lacking regarding differential effect of sugar types and sources. Experimental data suggest that sugars could play a role in c...
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Introduction Sugary drinks consumption has increased worldwide in recent years and evidence demonstrating their detrimental impact on cardio-metabolic health is accumulating. Artificially sweetened beverages (ASB) are marketed as a healthier alternative, but their cardio-metabolic impact is being debated in the scientific community. This study aime...
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Background Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2018, following its summary report, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) issued its recommendations for cancer prevention based on the nutritional risk factors with a sufficient level of evidence. Our objective was to study whether adherence to these new recommendations lea...
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Background Ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption has increased drastically worldwide and already represents 50%–60% of total daily energy intake in several high-income countries. In the meantime, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has risen continuously during the last century. The objective of this study was to investigate the associations...
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Introduction Previous epidemiological studies have found associations between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and the risk of obesity-related outcomes, such as post-menopausal breast cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and mortality. However, only one Spanish prospective study has explored the associations between the consumption...
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Introduction The consumption of ultra-processed foods has been increasing during the last decades, and has been previously associated with increased risks of mortality and several chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. The objective of this study is to assess the prospective associations between co...
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Introduction et but de l’étude L’impact de la consommation de sucre sur le risque de diabète et de maladies cardiovasculaires est aujourd’hui bien établi. En revanche, le niveau de preuve concernant le rôle joué par les sucres simples sur l’apparition de cancers est très limité, or ils pourraient avoir un effet délétère sur le risque de cancer via...
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Background: The impact of sugar consumption on diabetes and cardiovascular disease risks is well established. In contrast, the level of evidence regarding the role of sugar in cancer onset is still very limited. However, simple sugars could have a deleterious effect on cancer risk via different mechanisms, such as weight gain, but also through infl...
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Importance Ultraprocessed foods (UPF) are widespread in Western diets. Their consumption has been associated in recent prospective studies with increased risks of all-cause mortality and chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and dyslipidemia; however, data regarding diabetes is lacking. Objective To assess the ass...