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Fruits and vegetables reduce while ultra-processed food increase mortality

Bhavin Jankharia
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"A Potato Chip a Day..."
Fruits and vegetables reduce while ultra-processed food increase mortality

Three weeks ago, I wrote and spoke about the matka of adding adequate fruits and vegetables to our daily food routine (see how I try and avoid the word “diet”) and how 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day reduce mortality and increase longevity [1].

Earlier this week Dr. Filippa Juul and her colleagues [2] published a paper that studies the impact of  ultra-processed foods (UPFs) on our health, showing that the more UPFs we have in our diet, the greater is the incidence of cardiovascular disease and associated mortality (Fig. 1).

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