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  2. Mar 1, 2024

Ultra-Processed Foods Increase Multiple Health Risks

Eating ultra-processed food (which include carbonated soft drinks, mass-produced sweet baked goods, and processed meats like chicken nuggets, fish sticks, sausages, and hot dogs) increases the risk health problems including common mental disorders, type 2 diabetes, and dying from cardiovascular disease. These findings came from a large analysis of 45 studies that included nearly 10 million people.


Lane M, Gamage E, Du S, et al. Ultra-processed food exposure and adverse health outcomes: umbrella review of epidemiological meta-analyses. BMJ. 2024; 384:e077310. doi:10.1136/bmj-2023-077310

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