Ultra-processed foods linked to multiple health conditions, urge action

Newsweek February 29, 2024, 10:00 PM UTC

Summary: A new study in The BMJ links ultra-processed foods to over 30 health conditions, including a 40-53% increased risk of anxiety and common mental disorders, 50% increased risk of cardiovascular disease-related deaths, and 12% greater risk of Type 2 diabetes. These foods account for over half of daily calorie intake in the U.S. The study is an umbrella review of 45 meta-analyses involving nearly 10 million people. Researchers urge action to minimize consumption.

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