Scientists at King’s College London recently conducted a short-term study on the effects of ultra-processed foods for the BBC’s Panorama programme. The people participating were two twins.
The study, as explained by the BBC, involved Amy, 24, who spent two weeks following a diet of ultra-processed foods, while Nancy, her sister, followed a diet that contained fewer calories, less nutrients, and fewer calories. , fat, sugar had the same amount. and fiber, but in your case, by eating only fresh or slightly processed foods.
“Amy, who had poor blood sugar levels and elevated fat levels, put on nearly two pounds. Meanwhile, her sister Nancy lost the same amount of weight.”
Tim Spector, an expert in the epidemiology and behavior of diseases at King’s College London, said in this regard that according to the study and all the evidence collected on the ill effects of ultra-processed foods on health. “We’re talking about all kinds of cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia.”
That is, as society increases its consumption of packaged breads and sugary cereals, instant soups and microwave ready meals, fruit flavored yogurts, ham and sausages, ice cream, chips and cookies, soft drinks and some alcoholic beverages such as whiskey, Gin and rum, which are the most common, also increase rates of diabetes and cancer.
“Last month, the World Health Organization said that although the evidence is inconclusive, it is concerned that long-term use of sweeteners such as aspartame may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and mortality,” the report concluded.