French NutriNet-Santé: Ultra- processed food consumption linked to risk of early death in adults

Findings have been released from the ongoing French NutriNet-Santé study providing evidence of a strong link between intake of ultra-processed foods and mortality in adults aged 45 and above.

Consumption of ready meals and other forms of ultra-processed foods high in saturated fat, sugar and salt accounted for an average of 29% of total calorie intake of participants, who were monitored over a 7 year period.

Results show that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with a 14% higher risk of all-cause mortality, namely cardiovascular disease and cancer related deaths.

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Posted: 20/02/2019 15:09:27 by Deirdre Brennan
Filed under: 30 minute meals, Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Eating out, Meal planning, Shopping


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