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Association of Ultra-Processed Food Intake with Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease Multimorbidity: A Prospective Cohort Study

Creating more room for ultra-processed foods in our menu may put us on the path to developing cardiovascular and respiratory disease.

This study assessed the risk of developing cardiovascular and respiratory diseases based on the level of consumption of ultra-processed foods. Researchers utilized dietary and health records compiled from men and women who were part of the UK Biobank Study Cohort. 

Researchers noticed that upping the rate of intake of ultra-processed foods by 10% increased the risk of developing cardiovascular and respiratory disease by 6% and 4% respectively. Based on the data from study, it can be concluded that fondness for ultra-processed foods may make an individual vulnerable to both cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

Research Summary Information

  • 2023
  • Huiping Li, Shu Li, Hongxi Yang, Yuan Zhang, Yue Ma, Yabing Hou, Xinyu Zhang, Li Sun, Yan Borné, Yaogang Wang
  • School of Public Health, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, 300070, China. Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Lund University, Malmö, 21428, Sweden. School of Management, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, 301617, China.
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