Studies link ultraprocessed foods to cancer and early death.

Eating a lot of ultraprocessed foods significantly increases the risk of colorectal cancer in men and can lead to heart disease and early death in both men and women.

A study links cognitive impairment to ultraprocessed foods.
A study links cognitive impairment to ultraprocessed foods.
Ultraprocessed foods include prepackaged soups, sauces, frozen pizza, ready-to-eat meals, and convenience foods including hot dogs, sausages, french fries, drinks, store-bought cookies, cakes, sweets, doughnuts, and ice cream, among others.
“Hundreds of studies link ultra-processed foods to obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and overall mortality,” said Marion Nestle, professor emerita of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University and author of numerous books on food politics and marketing, including 2015’s “Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)”.
“These two studies provide further evidence that ultraprocessed foods are connected with an increased risk of chronic disease,” said Nestle, who was not involved with either study.




Journal Reference

Association of ultra-processed food consumption with colorectal cancer risk among men and women: results from three prospective US cohort studies BMJ 2022378 doi: (Published 31 August 2022)Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:e068921

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