‘Non-nutritive components of ultra-processed foods are likely causes of widespread gut issues’

This is quite a long read but (I thought) an interesting one and I’ve only shown the first part, see link below for the full article. “Ultra-processed foods as a possible culprit for the rising prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases.Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, and the exact pathogenesis … Read more

Ultra-Processed Foods May Impair Cognition in Elderly

Mr Ed, the fluent horse (You won’t get this reference if you’re under 63) An article earlier this year in the European Journal of Nutrition reported that high consumption of ultra-processed foods is linked to worse-than-average performance on one particular test of cognitive function in older U.S. adults (60+ years-old) who did not have chronic … Read more

Ultra-Processed Foods Linked to Overweight and Obesity in U.S. Adolescents

Man-made food An article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found an association between overweight/obesity and consumption of ultra–processed foods in U.S. adolescents. The study looked at 3,600 adolescents who reported their food intake over a 24-hour period. The results are pretty strong: the more ultra-processed food consumed, the greater the … Read more

How ultra-processed foods can make us depressed | The Citizen

Our eating habits have an influence on our mental health. According to a new American study, consuming ultra-processed food, rich in added sugars, saturated fats and salt has an influence on our mood. However, these products are widely available. In the United States, they represent 70% of packaged foods, according to the authors. If you … Read more

‘Ultra-processed food and cognitive function’

Study suggests ultra-processed food can affect our brain health. Ultra-processed foods make up ‘two-thirds of calories consumed by children and teens’Experts from Tufts University in Massachusetts studied two decades of dietary data to 2018 and found that the amount of calories young people consumed from ultra-processed foods jumped from 61 per cent to 67 per … Read more