1. Ultra-processed food and adverse health outcomes  The BMJ
  2. Ultra-processed food link to disease and death grows — so do we need to shift our food policy?  ABC News
  3. New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks  Medical Xpress
  4. From fizzy drinks to ready meals… how just 4 portions of processed food a day could kill you  The Sun
  5. Sausages and other ‘ultra-processed foods’ could increase the risk of early death by 60 per cent  The Telegraph
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Fresh evidence links popular processed foods with a range of health risks Over recent decades, the volume of industrially processed products in global food supplies has increased. This trend has coincided with a transition towards diets linked to a rising prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases in many countries.1 Among food processing classification systems investigating this phenomenon the most prominent is NOVA, which groups foods into four categories according to the extent and purpose of industrial processing involved.2 One such category is ultra-processed foods, defined as “formulations of food substances often modified by chemical processes and then assembled into ready-to-consume hyper-palatable food and drink products using flavours, colours, emulsifiers and . . . other cosmetic additives.”3 These foods include savoury snacks, reconstituted meat products, preprepared frozen dishes, and soft drinks. In the 10 years since Brazilian researchers coined the term ultra-processed foods,4 there has been a growing body of evidence associating consumption of such foods with poor diet quality, increased cardiovascular risk factors (eg, dyslipidaemia, hypertension), and adverse health outcomes such as obesity and metabolic syndrome.3 Two large …

Ultra-processed food and adverse health outcomes | The BMJ

Just weeks after researchers showed a cause-and-effect relationship between ultra-processed food and weight gain, two more studies have linked these foods with disease and death. So does our current focus on fat, sugar and salt need to shift?Just weeks after researchers showed a cause-and-effect relationship between ultra-processed food and weight gain, two more studies have linked these foods with disease and death. So does our current focus on fat, sugar and salt need to shift?

Ultra-processed food link to disease and death grows — so do we need to shift our food policy? - Health - ABC News

Two large European studies published by The BMJ today find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks

“We recently saw how ultra-processed foods promote #obesity. https://t.co/8O1OYSlgB3 @Cell_Metabolism Now the link to less survival + more heart disease and stroke https://t.co/MZMextGcXg https://t.co/cJm2WQgzXc @bmj_latest #openaccess”

Eric Topol on Twitter: "We recently saw how ultra-processed foods promote #obesity. https://t.co/8O1OYSlgB3 @Cell_Metabolism Now the link to less survival + more heart disease and stroke https://t.co/MZMextGcXg https://t.co/cJm2WQgzXc @bmj_latest #openaccess… https://t.co/HdCkMXavMQ"

EATING ready meals washed down with fizzy drinks increases your risk of dying young, experts have warned. People who ate more than four servings of highly-processed foods a day were two-thirds more…

From fizzy drinks to ready meals... how just 4 portions of processed food a day could kill you

Eating sausages and other “ultra processed foods” could increase the risk of early death by 60 per cent, research suggests.Eating sausages and other “ultra processed foods” could increase the risk of early death by 60 per cent, research suggests.

Sausages and other ‘ultra-processed foods’ could increase the risk of early death by 60 per cent 

Ultra-processed foods have been linked to many health problems. Consumer Reports has advice on how to weed them out of your diet. Ultra-processed foods have been linked to many health problems. Consumer Reports has advice on how to weed them out of your diet.

The Mounting Evidence Against Ultra-Processed Foods - Consumer Reports

'Ultraprocessed' foods are linked to a higher risk of heart disease and premature death, according to two new studies, both published in The BMJ.Why you should try to cut these highly-processed foods from your diet.

Eating foods manufactured through multiple industrial processes has been linked to health risks. Eating foods manufactured through multiple industrial processes has been linked to health risks.

‘Ultra-processed’ foods linked to cardiovascular disease and death – study

Two large studies out today have found a link between ultra processed food and premature death.Two large studies out today have found a link between ultra processed food and premature death.