Ultraprocessed foods cause heart issues and premature deaths have been found out. People have a beef with Ultraprocessed foods and it seems that they are winning. We as a society have grown healthy.
My body is my temple, this is the saying which has been going around the corner. Well, some food experts genuinely want people to eat healthily and for that, they are testing every food.
Disclaimer: The following article is not advisable to a foodie as it may hurt his/her sentiments and emotions for food.
Ultraprocessed foods: The Study
Ultraprocessed foods are any packed or ready-to-eat type of food or the ones which you can pop into microwave and Viola! These types of food also include canned food, reconstituted meat, and packaged baked goods too come in the list.
Sources study that these foods are dangerous to the heart and can be fatal in some cases too. These studies were from France and Spain, and we shall take a look at both of them.
The France Study
For a span of 5 years, researchers tracked over 105,100 adults to track a median in these five years. The subjects had to fill questionnaires for about 5.7 times at an average.
The researchers found out that there was a 12 percent increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease for every 10 percent increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods. This was found out after accounting the BMI, smoking ratio, alcohol consumption, age, and physical activity.
The Spanish Study
The Spanish study went on from December 1999 to February 2014 and tracked 20,000 men and women in total. 335 participants had died and the most common cause was cancer while the researchers kept checking on them every two years.
After comparison, the researchers found out that, people whose diets included a high amount of Ultraprocessed foods were at an increased risk of 62 percent of premature death.