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consume ultra-transformed foods such as sodas, instant noodles or cold meats has a negative health impact. The effects of these foods are already known to the general public, who knows that they can increase the risk of cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure . But another potential effect, just as negative, is pointed out by a new scientific study.

Risks of increased dementia

stuffed with additives, very sweet, very fatty, very salty , The ultra-transformed food do not have much positive from a nutritious point of view. However, you can find them in any small and large area, the rays being garnished with instant noodles, boxes of cereals decked out of animal mascots, and sausages, pâtés and other industrial food products.

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If they are practical, their excessive consumption represents a real risk to health. But a new study, published on July 27 in the journal Neurology , does not an act on the already known harmful effects, as an increase in the risk of developing cancer or diabetes. Researchers focused on another health risk that these foods could increase.

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This risk is dementia. Without proving that there is a real cause and effect link, the study suggests that there could be a link between an excessive consumption of ultra-transformed products and an increased risk of dementia. Huiping Li, the author of This study, said:

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“These foods can also contain food additives or molecules from packaging or produced during heating, which other studies have shown that they had negative effects on the capacities of reflection and memory . ”

As part of this study The eating habits of more than 72,000 people have been scrutinized for 10 years, and it emerges that on average, an increase of 10 % of the daily consumption of ultra-transformed products causes an increase in 25 % of the risk of dementia.

Finally, let's finish all the same on good news: limit the consumption of ultra-transformed food to 50 g per day (the equivalent of a chocolate bar) while consuming the same amount of food little or not daily transformed would reduce the risk of dementia by 3 %. In the light of this article, will you swap this pack of chips that makes you eye by half a-pot?

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