These chips you ate can actually kill you.
According to a study published in Jama Internal, every 10 percent increase in the proportion of consumed ultra-processed foods carries a 14 percent risk of Medicine Journal.
Ultraprocessed foods are processed by industrial processes and may contain additives. The author of the study, dr. Laure Schnabel, a nutritional epidemiologist at the Paris-Sorbonne University, says examples include "mass-produced and packaged snacks, sugary drinks, bread, confectionery, ready meals, and processed meats," Yahoo News reported. 19659002] The study looked at more than 44,000 adults, ages 45+, who provided a 24-hour diet record every six months. The participants also completed health questionnaires that enabled researchers to calculate the consumption of ultra-processed foods for each person, CNN reported.
More than 600 people died during the seven-year study. According to The Guardian, more than 200 deaths were due to cancer, while 34 suffered from cardiovascular disease. The study concludes that the deaths were more likely to occur in people who consumed more ultra-processed foods.
"These features [from ultraprocessed foods] have been linked to several non-communicable diseases that are the major causes of mortality," Schnabel said. 1
Some scientists argued that the categorization of ultra-processed foods in the study is too large and therefore not strong enough, a confident conclusion, according to The Guardian.
Dr. Nita Forouhi of the University of Cambridge told the Guardian, the study added that "more and more evidence of the health damage of ultra-processed foods" is.