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Ultra-processed foods increasingly linked to high cancer risk


CANCER DIGEST – Feb. 7, 2023 – A dietary study of 200,000 people between the ages of 40 and 69 over a three year period shows a link between ultra-processed foods and cancers of all types, but especially ovarian and brain cancer.


The study by the UK’s Imperial College School of Public Health is based on 24 hour dietary recall questionnaires participants filled out between 2009 and 2012, and were then followed until Jan. 31, 2021. Foods consumed were categorized according to the degree of processing using the NOVA food classification system.

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