Ultra-processed Foods Linked to Heart Disease, Cancer, and Death

I thought, I do mostly avoid processed food. But looking at the examples in this article, I must admit, I could make lots of improvements in my diet!

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Written by Corrie Pelc on September 6, 2022 — Fact checked by Jill Seladi-Schulman, Ph.D.

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  • Prior research has shown that poor diet may be associated with 1 in 5 deaths globally.
  • Recently, researchers at Tufts University found that a diet high in ultra-processed foods puts a person at greater risk for developing colorectal cancer.
  • Another team of Italian researchers suggests that people with the lowest-quality diet and highest levels of ultra-processed food consumption have a higher risk of both all-cause and cardiovascular death.

The food we eat can play a much greater role in health and longevity than many people may realize. In fact, previous researchTrusted Source suggests that 1 in 5 deaths around the world could be prevented by improving diet.

Now, two new studies recently published in the journalThe BMJexamine the effects of ultra-processed foods on certain health conditions.

In one study,

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