Health Care

New evidence links ultra-processed foods with various health risks

New evidence links ultra-processed foods with various health risks”

For every 10 deaths involving people who consumed low amounts of ultra-processed food, there were 16 deaths among people who ate at least four ultra-processed foods a day.

Researchers called for policies to urgently limit people's intake of such foods which include fizzy drinks, sugary cereals, packaged baked goods and snacks, dehydrated vegetable soups and reconstituted meat and fish products.

The public should be encouraged to eat fresh where possible, the researchers said, though more evidence is needed to understand the effect of highly-processed foods.

Consuming "ultra-processed" foods could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and death, new research suggests.

The first study, carried out by scientists from France and Brazil, included more than 105,000 French adults.

Researchers then monitored rates of diseases over 10 years (2009-2018) and found that a 10 per cent increase of the amount of ultra-processed food in the diet was associated with significantly higher rates of overall cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease (increase of 12%, 13%, and 11% respectively).

The study quizzed nearly 20,000 university graduates on their diets.

The term comes from a way of classifying food by how much industrial processing it has been through.

Taxation and marketing restrictions have been proposed to curb consumption of ultra-processed food, following the results of two new studies.

They found that eating more than four servings of "ultra-processed" food per day was linked with a 62% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with those who ate less than two servings.

While both studies found positive links, they were observational and did not establish causality.

These foods were categorised using the NOVA classification according to degree of processing. These results remained statistically significant after adjustment for several markers of the nutritional quality of the diet (saturated fatty acids, sodium and sugar intakes, dietary fibre, or a healthy dietary pattern derived by principal component analysis) and after a large range of sensitivity analyses.

The study acknowledged that people might choose to eat ultra-processed foods because they tend to be extremely tasty, durable and convenient.

Professor Mark Lawrence, nutrition expert at Deakin University in Australia, said research should look at how ultra-processed foods harm different populations around the world.

Like this



01 June 2019
Former Arsenal player Reyes dies in auto crash
The 35-year-old, who was playing for Segunda Division side Extremadura , tragically died following a collision on Saturday. He then went on to play for Real Madrid on loan and Atletico before returning to boyhood club Sevilla .

01 June 2019
Boy George to Get Feature Film Musical Biopic ala 'Rocketman'
After the news was first announced, George shared that he was in support of the project. "I'm both honored and excited to be the one to guide it onto the big screen".

01 June 2019
President Trump to announce run for second presidential term in Orlando
Let's welcome him in the way we know best: by telling him that hate has no place here", the description for the event reads. An opposition event is also planned the day of the Trump reelection campaign rally at the Amway Center.

01 June 2019
Nicklaus sees healthy Tiger beating his mark, Golf News & Top Stories
Tiger Woods is back playing in a golf tournament this week, and it's one that he's had a lot of success at. The 15-time major victor didn't play between his Masters victory and the PGA Championship.

01 June 2019
Sophie Turner Would Have Kept Her Wedding to Joe Jonas a Secret
It is all about being husband and wife, and dedicated to each other forever, ' she went on to explain their thought process. When if the second wedding was still on, she simply said, "I don't know".

01 June 2019
Prince William and Prince Harry 'didn't see each other for six months'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly stepping away from their participation in the Royal Foundation . The couples' Royal Foundation Forum was supposed to be an annual event but only took place in 2018.

01 June 2019
MediaTek’s Helio M70: Announcement, 5G Modem Updates
The company will sample the new chip to customers in Q3 this year, and it should arrive in devices in the first quarter of 2020. MediaTek today announced the launch of its MediaTek 5G chipset at Computex 2019 , one of the largest IT conferences in Asia.

01 June 2019
Efforts to import Iranian oil beyond accepted levels will be sanctioned
Trump said the terms of the deal were not vigorous enough to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. Asked if he had seen the evidence, Pompeo said: "Oh, yes".

01 June 2019
Kevin Durant’s business partner says KD "100 percent undecided" on free agency
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson was shocked when reporters told him that he failed to make an All-NBA team Thursday. But can they keep it up against the best team in the East? But it is their choice to do what is best for them.

01 June 2019
National Basketball Association fines Clippers for tampering after coach's comments about Kawhi Leonard
Big hands, post game, can finish. "If you beat him to the spot he bumps you off, and then you add his three-point shooting". National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver said Rivers "crossed a bright line" with his comments.