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Ultraprocessed foods linked with early death, according to 30 years of research

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Eating Ultraprocessed Foods Associated with Higher Risk of Death #

A recent 30-year study has found a correlation between consuming ultraprocessed foods and an increased risk of death. The study examined data from over 100,000 health professionals in the United States without a history of cancer, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes. Participants who consumed the most ultraprocessed foods had a 4% higher risk of death from any cause, including a 9% increased risk of neurodegenerative deaths. The study suggested that processed meats and sugary drinks were specifically associated with these risks, while certain ultraprocessed foods such as whole grains may offer beneficial nutrients. However, further research is needed to understand the components of ultraprocessed foods that affect health and to assess dietary patterns comprehensively for overall health outcomes.