Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Risk of Early Death – Ultra-processed Foods

A study published in Jama Internal Medicine Journal, reported that there is a 14 percent risk of early death linked with  every 10 percent increase in proportions of ultra-processed foods consumed. A 2016 study estimated that nearly 60 percent of calories consumed by Americans come from eating ultra-processed foods. A 2019 study pointed out that ultra-processed foods have become more common worldwide. Estimates are that they now constitute the majority of calories consumed in America. They are being associated with a variety of health problems. According to Bernard Srour, PhD candidate in epidemiology: “In this large observational prospective study, higher consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with higher risks of cardiovascular, coronary heart, and cerebrovascular diseases.” 

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