Who takes highly processed foods, has an increased risk of mortality: a French long-term study of tens of thousands of people. A clear causal relationship could not show the researchers, however, also other factors could play a role.
involved In the study from 2009 to 2017, a total of 45 000 French people who were 45 years or older. Every six months the subjects had to indicate for a period of three days, what have you taken.
At the end of the investigation period 600 study participants had died. The analysis of the data showed that a ten per cent increased consumption of ready meals or other highly processed food was associated with a 15 percent increased risk of death. The researchers report on Monday in the U.S. journal "Jama Internal Medicine".
Only a mosaic stone in the research
The researchers stressed, however, that in such an observational study, no clear conclusions about cause and effect. Study Director Mathilde Trouvier warned to dramatize in front of it"". The investigation was a further mosaic stone in the research on the impact of highly processed foods on health. As a damaging factor the scientists suspect the additives that are included in the ready-made meals.
The study also shows that such products would be increasingly consumed by single people or people with low income and low educational degrees, said Nita Forouhi, from the University of Cambridge. Such people are affected due to a General unhealthy life style already of a higher risk of death. "Against this injustice, more must be done." (nag/sda)
Created: 12.02.2019, 11:09 PM