Further light has been shed the possible dangers eating ultra-processed food. A new study has revealed that consuming food such as sausages, frozen pizza, ready-to-eat meals, sodas and cakes can increase the risk cancer, heart disease or an earlier death. Ultra-processed food includes products made in factories ingredients that are largely or entirely made a laboratory. They are added things preservatives, flavour enhancers, colourings, sugar and fats. The research was conducted on 200,000 people in the USA a 28-year period. Researcher Dr Fang Fang Zhang said men who ate a lot ultra-processed food had a 29 per cent higher risk of developing bowel cancer.
Ultra-processed foods make a growing proportion the food we eat. The WHO says they account around two-thirds of calories the diets of American children and teenagers. Dr Zhang said children who ate ultra-processed food gained weight more quickly than those who ate a more nutritious and well balanced diet. She said: "Americans consume a large percentage their daily calories ultra-processed foods." She gave advice how people can look after their bodies better their diets. She said: "We should consider substituting ultra-processed foods with unprocessed or minimally processed foods our diet for cancer prevention and for the prevention obesity and cardiovascular diseases."