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Ultra-Processed Foods and Human Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies

Preference for ultra-processed foods may promote the development of several chronic diseases, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia.

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  • 2024
  • Marilena Vitale, Giuseppina Costabile, Roberta Testa, Giovanna D'Abbronzo, Immacolata Cristina Nettore, Paolo Emidio Macchia, Rosalba Giacco
  • Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism Unit, Federico II University of Naples, Italy. Electronic address: marilena.vitale@unina.it. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism Unit, Federico II University of Naples, Italy. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University of Naples, Italy. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism Unit, Federico II University of Naples, Italy; Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council, Avellino, Italy.
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Consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with obesity, diabetes and hypertension in Canadian adults

Upping our rate of ingestion of ultra-processed foods may put us at risk of developing obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

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  • 2023
  • Milena Nardocci, Jane Y Polsky, Jean-Claude Moubarac
  • TRANSNUT (WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Changes and Development), Département de nutrition, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada. milena.nardocci.fusco@umontreal.ca. MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada. TRANSNUT (WHO Collaborating Centre on Nutrition Changes and Development), Département de nutrition, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada. Centre de Recherche en Santé Publique, Université de Montréal et CIUSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'île-de-Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada.
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Association of sugar intake from different sources with incident dementia in the prospective cohort of UK Biobank participants

Increased intake of sugary beverages may accelerate the onset of dementia in men and women.

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  • 2023
  • Sylva M Schaefer, Anna Kaiser, Gerrit Eichner, Mathias Fasshauer
  • Institute of Nutritional Science, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, 35390, Giessen, Germany. sylva.schaefer@ernaehrung.uni-giessen.de. Institute of Nutritional Science, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, 35390, Giessen, Germany. Mathematical Institute, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany. Center for Sustainable Food Systems, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany. Contributed equally.
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Vegetable and Fruit Intake Variety and Cardiovascular Health and Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

Strict adherence to a high fruit and vegetable diet may help lower an individual's risk of dying prematurely from chronic diseases.

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  • 2023
  • Stephanie K Nishi, Nadine Khoury, Cristina Valle Hita, Andreea Zurbau, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Nancy Babio
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament de Bioquímica i Biotecnologia, Unitat de Nutrició Humana, Grup Alimentació, Nutrició, Desenvolupament i Salut Mental, 43201 Reus, Spain. Institut d'Investigació Pere Virgili (IISPV), Carrer Dr. Mallafré Guasch, 4, 43007 Tarragona, Spain. Consorcio CIBER, M.P. Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERobn), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), 28029 Madrid, Spain. Toronto 3D Knowledge Synthesis and Clinical Trials Unit, Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON M5C 2T2, Canada. Department of Nutritional Sciences, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8, Canada.
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Ultra-processed food and risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

Diets that favor the consumption of ultra-processed foods may trigger the development of type 2 diabetes.

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  • 2022
  • Felipe Mendes Delpino, Lílian Munhoz Figueiredo, Renata Moraes Bielemann, Bruna Gonçalves Cordeiro da Silva, Francine Silva Dos Santos, Gicele Costa Mintem, Thaynã Ramos Flores, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio, Bruno Pereira Nunes
  • Postgraduate Program in Nursing, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Postgraduate Program in Public Health Nursing, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Faculty of Nursing, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Postgraduate Program in Nutrition and Food, Faculty of Nutrition, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil. Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil. Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Center for Epidemiological Research in Nutrition and Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Let's not sugarcoat it: the association of sugar-sweetened beverage intake with colorectal cancer risk may be subsite-specific

Indulgence in sugary beverages may promote the transformation of normal cells in the colon and rectum to cancerous cells and tumors.

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  • 2022
  • Joseph A Rothwell, Gianluca Severi
  • Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ, Inserm, Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (U1018), Exposome and Heredity Team, Gustave Roussy, F-94805, Villejuif, France. Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications "G. Parenti," University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
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Red meat consumption, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Followers of diets that promote the consumption of processed and unprocessed red meat may have a high tendency to suffer from stroke, heart failure, coronary heart disease, gestational diabetes, and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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  • 2023
  • Wenming Shi, Xin Huang, C Mary Schooling, Jie V Zhao
  • School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 7 Sassoon Road, Southern District, Hong Kong SAR, China. School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York, 55 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA.
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Red/processed meat consumption and non-cancer-related outcomes in humans: umbrella review

Sticking to a diet high in red and processed meat may drive up an individual's chances of developing and dying from chronic diseases, such as stroke, hypertension, heart failure, coronary heart disease (CHD), and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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  • 2023
  • Xingxia Zhang, Shiqi Liang, Xinrong Chen, Jie Yang, Yong Zhou, Liang Du, Ka Li
  • West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of China. West China School of Nursing, Sichuan University, Chengdu610041, People's Republic of China. Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People's Republic of China. Chinese Evidence-based Medicine/Cochrane Center, Chengdu, People's Republic of China.
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Exploration of Metabolic Biomarkers Linking Red Meat Consumption to Ischemic Heart Disease Mortality in the UK Biobank

The probability of suffering from deaths arising from ischemic heart disease may be high among individuals, especially men, who enjoy consuming processed and unprocessed red meat.

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Periodontitis Is Associated with Consumption of Processed and Ultra-Processed Foods: Findings from a Population-Based Study

Adopting the habit of eating processed and ultra-processed foods regularly may put an individual on the path to developing periodontitis.

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  • 2022
  • Luisa Schertel Cassiano, Marco A Peres, Janaína V S Motta, Flávio F Demarco, Bernardo L Horta, Cecilia C Ribeiro, Gustavo G Nascimento
  • Section for Periodontology, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark. National Dental Research Institute Singapore, National Dental Centre Singapore, Singapore 168938, Singapore. Oral Health ACP, Health Services and Systems Research Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore 168938, Singapore. Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas 96020-220, Brazil. Graduate Program in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas 96015-560, Brazil. Department of Dentistry II, Federal University of Maranhão, São Luis 65085-580, Brazil.
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Consumption of Ultra-Processed Food and Drinks and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the MCC-Spain Study

Indulgence in ultra-processed foods and drinks may promote the development of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

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  • 2021
  • Marta Solans, Sílvia Fernández-Barrés, Dora Romaguera, Yolanda Benavente, Rafael Marcos-Gragera , Esther Gracia-Lavedan, Laura Costas, Claudia Robles, Eva Gonzalez-Barca, Esmeralda de la Banda, Esther Alonso, Marta Aymerich, Elias Campo, Javier Llorca, Guillermo Fernández-Tardón, Rocío Olmedo-Requena, Eva Gimeno, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Nuria Aragonés, Manolis Kogevinas, Marina Pollán, Silvia de Sanjose, Pilar Amiano, Delphine Casabonne
  • Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red: Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), 28001 Madrid, Spain. Research Group on Statistics, Econometrics and Health (GRECS), University of Girona, 17003 Girona, Spain. ISGlobal, 08036 Barcelona, Spain. Departament de Ciències Experimentals i de la Salut, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), 08002 Barcelona, Spain. Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands (IdISBa), University Hospital Son Espases, 07120 Palma de Mallorca, Spain. CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), 28001 Madrid, Spain. Unit of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology in Infections and Cancer (UNIC-Molecular), Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme, IDIBELL, Catalan Institute of Oncology, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. Epidemiology Unit and Girona Cancer Registry, Catalan Institute of Oncology, 17007 Girona, Spain. Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute, 08916 Badalona, Spain. Unit of Information and Interventions in Infections and Cancer (UNIC-I&I), Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme, (IDIBELL), Catalan Institute of Oncology, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. Hematology, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Catalan Institute of Oncology, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. Hematology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. Hematopathology Section, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, University of Barcelona, CIBERONC, 08001 Barcelona, Spain. Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria-IDIVAL, 39011 Santander, Spain. Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA), Universidad de Oviedo, 33003 Oviedo, Spain. Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain. Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria (ibs.GRANADA), 18012 Granada, Spain. Hematology Department, Hospital del Mar, 08003 Barcelona, Spain. Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), 08001 Barcelona, Spain. Epidemiology Section, Public Health Division, Department of Health, 28009 Madrid, Spain. Cancer Epidemiology Unit, National Centre for Epidemiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain. Sexual and Reproductive Health, PATH, Seattle, WA 98121, USA. Ministry of Health of the Basque Government, Sub-Directorate for Public Health and Addictions of Gipuzkoa, 20013 San Sebastián, Spain. Biodonostia Health Research Institute, Group of Epidemiology of Chronic and Communicable Diseases, 20014 San Sebastián, Spain.
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The Association of Alcohol Use Disorder and Chronic Plaque Psoriasis: Results of a Pilot Study

Heavy consumers of alcohol may be liable to develop chronic plaque psoriasis.

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  • 2020
  • Vikram K Mahajan, Niharika Dhattarwal, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Karaninder S Mehta, Reena Sharma, Anuj Sharma, Vijay K Singh, Jyotshna Sharma, Sheenam Hooda
  • Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Govt. Medical College, (Tanda), Himachal Pradesh, India.
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