Diets High in Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Death

Research by scientists at New York University School of Public Health has linked higher consumption of ultra-processed foods with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and CVD mortality. Reuslts from the prospective observational study indicated that participants consumed on average 7.5 servings per day of ultra-processed foods, and for each additional serving the risk of CVD risk increased by a further 7%, and the risk of CVD mortality increased by 9%.