Modern diets could be killing us suggests major study on ultraprocessed foods

But the new study is the first major investigation linking high consumption of processed foods to higher overall mortality rates. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The study of 45,000 middle-aged people found that every 10 per cent increase in intake of “ultra-processed food” was linked to a 14 per cent increased risk of death within the next eight years. Previous research has linked consumption of foods like white bread, ready meals, sausages, sugary cereals, fizzy drinks to a higher risk of high blood pressure and cancer. Eating white bread and ready meals could be killing us, according to the first major study linking “ultra-processed” food with early death. The study, led by Paris-Sorbonne University, tracked the diets and… read more