Ultra-processed foods (UPFs) have adverse health effects and may contribute to obesity.But according to a study published in the journal Nature Reviews Clinical Oncologya studythe adverse effects of consuming ultra-processed foodsprobably more than previously thought, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia and colon cancer. The study found that people born after 1990 were more likely to develop cancer before age 50 than those born before 1970, and ultra-processed foods may be a risk factor for this outcome. With the exception of fresh fruits and vegetables, almost all foods are processed in some way. Ultra-processed foods, which are lower in protein and fiber and higher in salt, sugar, and fat, go through processes such as extrusion, shaping, and grinding.
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