Growing concern about UPF (Ultra Processed Food)

Ultra-processed food exposure and adverse health outcomes: umbrella review of epidemiological meta-analyses | The BMJ – February 2024

This study reached the following conclusion:

Greater exposure to ultra-processed food was associated with a higher risk of adverse health outcomes, especially cardiometabolic, common mental disorder, and mortality outcomes. These findings provide a rationale to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of using population based and public health measures to target and reduce dietary exposure to ultra-processed foods for improved human health. They also inform and provide support for urgent mechanistic research.

Association Between Ultraprocessed Food Consumption and Risk of Mortality Among Middle-aged Adults in France

A person has a 14 percent higher risk of dying an early death with every 10 percent increase in the amount of ultra-processed food they eat, according to a study published Monday, February 11, 2019 in JAMA Internal Medicine.