|2Heavily-processed food-linked to early death, two major studies show2|
According to two major studies, those who eat large quantities of processed food from cereal cereals and ready-made food for muffins and ice cream, have high risk of heart attack, stroke and early death.
From the findings of different teams of France and Spain, it is found that food items made in factories with industrial ingredients can be handled in medical disorders, such as cancer, obesity and hypertension.
In the French Nauticente study, researchers from the University of Paris collected more than 105,000 people's details on the diet and health. In the five years of follow-up, those who consumed the most "ultra-processed" food, they had the highest risk of stroke, heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. When the quantity of ultra-processed food in the diet increased 10 percent, for example, from 10% to 20%, the risk of diseases increased.
Studies published in the British Medical Journal do not prove that over-processed foods cause illness. Nor does this effect appear especially in the big, even the most enthusiastic junk food consumers. Results show that 277 cases of cardiovascular disease are born in 100,000 heavy consumers of ultra-processed foods every year; 242 of the same number of consumers consumed in the same number.
But a member of the French team, Mathilde Touwier said that public health officials had enough evidence to apply the precautionary principle and advise people to cut down. "The public should avoid these foods as much as they can," she said. "We need to go back to the more basic diet."
Ultra-processed foods are made from industrial materials, blending starch, sugar and saturated fats such as preservatives, binders, bulk, sweeteners, flavors, and "sensory enhanceers". In the UK, foods are very popular. Half of the national diet is more than any other country in Europe.
For the second study, even in BMJ, a team at Navarra University in Pamplona supervised the eating habits and health of approximately 20,000 Spanish graduates from 1999 to 2014. During the study, 335 participants died. Once the factors such as age, gender, body mass index, and smokers were taken into account, the trend was clear. Top quarter consumers of ultra-processed foods - who had more than four servings in a day - were likely to be 62% more than those in the lower quarter, who ate less than two parts a day. For each additional service, the risk of death increased by 18%.
Maria Base-Rastrolo, who led the Spanish study, said that with increasing consumption, mortality has increased strongly in that it was to blame ultra-processed foods. He said that it was important to learn how to identify foods, "Ultra-processed foods are made primarily or completely from industrial substances and they do not have very little or no food. They are hot Ready to drink, drink or eat. "
Tauveer said that it was not clear how ultra-processed foods could harm health. When its poor nutrition value is kept in mind, consumption is more associated with disease and death, he said. One suspicion is that it displaces healthy, more nutritious food items, but contaminants can also play a part of additives and perhaps processing and packaging.
Professor Corinna Hawkes, one of the leading researchers in the Directorate of Food Policy and Government funded Obesity Policy Research Unit at City University London, said, "To make the governments widely available, the efficiency and appeal of processed food items, Fats, sugars and salt. "
He said, "It is important to do more research on the relationship between food and health." "There is a lot that we know but we have so much to learn yet. We need more studies to make a big picture. "
Together in the editorial, Mark Lawrence and Philip Baker, who work on food and nutrition policy at Deakin University in Australia, writes, "Dietary advice is relatively straightforward: eat less ultra-processed food and eat more unprocessed or minimal processed food .