A new study by French researchers is drawing attention to the possible links between processed foods and cancer.
The study, which classified foods such as mass produced bread, chicken nuggets, and cakes as “ultra processed,” looked at 105,000 people, showed results which suggest that the more “ultra-processed” foods people eat, the greater their risk of cancer.
Diet, of course, is already known to affect the risk of cancer, with obesity being heavily linked to cancer rates. Processed meat has also shown an increase in rates of cancer.
Foods considered ultra processed include:
Mass-produced packaged breads and buns Sweet or savory packaged snacks including crisps [chips] Chocolate bars and sweets Sodas and sweetened drinks Meatballs, poultry and fish nuggets Instant noodles and soups Frozen or shelf-life ready meals Foods made mostly or entirely from sugar, oils and fats
The study looked at mostly middle-aged women who wereThis post was originally published on this site