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10% increase in ultra-processed food intake associated with 12% higher risk of cancer
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A 10% increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with a 12% higher overall cancer risk according to a large study from France.
“In this large prospective study, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with a significant increase of greater than 10% in risks of overall and breast cancer,” the authors of the study concluded.
Subjects: 104,980 people
The study involved 104,980 people who were at least 18-years-old (median age 43 years) from the French NutriNet-Santé cohort (2009-17).
“Dietary intakes were collected using repeated 24 hour dietary records, designed to register participants’ usual consumption for 3300 different food items,” the paper notes.
Fiolet T, Srour B, Sellem L, Kesse-Guyot E, Alles B, Mejean C, Deschasaux M, Fassier P, Latino-Martel P, Beslay M, Hercberg S, Lavalette C, Monteiro CA, Julia C, and Touvier M. Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk: results from NutriNet-Sante prospective cohort. BMJ, 2018 Feb 14; 360: k322.
Author’s Contact Info
Sorbonne Paris Cité Epidemiology and Statistics Research Center (CRESS)
Paris 13 University
Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN)
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