Ice cream study
Yoshihiko Koga, a professor at Tokyo's Kyorin University, has carried out a series of clinical trials in which test subjects were required to eat ice cream immediately after waking up.
We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation. And eating a mostly whole foods diet can be much more expensive. British nutritionists have reacted with some skepticism to Dr Koga's findings. Maria Bes-Rastrollo, who led the Spanish study, said the fact that the death rate rose with increased consumption strongly suggested that ultra-processed foods were to blame.
Two separate studies from France and Spain published in The British Medical Journal this week suggest eating processed food leads to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and a higher risk of mortality.
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Of course, cutting out processed foods entirely can be challenging for many American families, Young said. The Food Processing Suppliers Association and the SNAC Association, the international trade association of the snack food industry, did not immediately return a request for comment.
We need more and more studies to build up a bigger picture.
Ice cream for breakfast book
For the second study, also in the BMJ , a team at the University of Navarra in Pamplona monitored the eating habits and health of nearly 20, Spanish graduates from to Ultra-processed foods were likely to blame, lead researcher Maria Bes-Rastrollo said. In the UK, the foods are so popular they make up half of the national diet , more than any other country in Europe. Photograph: Alamy People who eat large amounts of heavily processed foods, from breakfast cereals and ready meals to muffins and ice-cream, have a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and early death, according to two major studies. We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation. But Mathilde Touvier, a member of the French team, said there was sufficient evidence for public health authorities to apply the precautionary principle and advise people to cut down. Prof Koga is a specialist in psychophysiology, with his studies including looking into links between certain types of food and reduced stress. Many Americans rely on processed foods for affordable and convenient nourishment, but their health ultimately pays the price.
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