Skip to content
Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods Associated With Increased Risk of Type-2 Diabetes

Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods Associated With Increased Risk of Type-2 Diabetes

Ultra-processed foods tend to be mass produced packaged goods, such as sodas, packaged sweet and savory snacks, instant noodles, chicken nuggets, and frozen meals. They contain additives such as added sugar, preservatives, artificial flavors, and colors. A recent study suggests that consumption of ultra-processed foods may increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

For their study, the researchers looked at data from the French NutriNet-Santé cohort, which included 104,707 participants with an average age of 43 who did not have diabetes at the beginning of the study. 24-hour consumption of over 3,500 food items was recorded by the participants every 6 months for 2 years. This data was used to assess zthe amount of ultra-processed foods each participant consumed. Development of type-2 diabetes was recorded.

The researchers found that for every 10% increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods, the risk of developing type-2 diabetes increased by 15%. They also found that participants who consumed the highest amounts of ultra-processed foods tended to be obese and inactive, consumer more calories, and have lower quality diets.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of São Paulo. It was published online ahead of print on December 16, 2019 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Previous article Study Determines Number of Disease-Free Years Associated With Healthy Lifestyle

Related Posts

Omega-3 Supplementation May Help Reduce Urine Protein in Type 2 Diabetics
Omega-3 Supplementation May Help Reduce Urine Protein in Type 2 Diabetics
Proteinuria is the presence of abnormal quantities of protein in the urine and is a marker of kidney damage in diabet...
Read More
Many College Basketball Athletes Have Low Vitamin D Levels
Many College Basketball Athletes Have Low Vitamin D Levels
Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. A recent study has foun...
Read More
Air Pollution Associated With Changes in the Gut Microbiome
Air Pollution Associated With Changes in the Gut Microbiome
The gut microbiome refers to the trillions of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi that live in the...
Read More
×