In a new study, scientists from the University of Paris analyzed data from more than 44,000 adults aged 45 years and older living in France, writes LiveScience.
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Participants periodically filled out questionnaires in which they indicated the products they had consumed in the previous 24 hours. The study lasted for seven years. During this time, about 600 participants died.
The researchers attributed to the ultra-processed products:
• packaged bread and mass production rolls;
• sweet and spicy snacks, in particular, chips;
• chocolate bars and sweets in general;
• sweet and sweetened non-alcoholic beverages;
* mitboly, fish or chicken nuggets;
• instant noodles and soups;
• cakes, nuggets and packaged bread.
• frozen foods and ready-made meals with a long shelf life;
• food products, the main components of which are sugar, vegetable oil and other fats.
The researchers took into account such factors as income and education, body mass index (BMI), physical activity, smoking, calorie intake, alcohol consumption, family history of cancer or heart disease.
The experiment showed that on average about 30% of the participants' daily calories came from products that were ultra-processed.
With each 10% increase in the share of these products, the risk of death increased by 14%.
With each increase in the share of ultra-processed products, the risk of death increased
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