Harvard Men's Health Watch
Eating more ultra-processed foods may shorten life span
In the journals Need another reason to monitor your intake of ultra-processed foods? Cutting down on your amounts could help you live longer. In an observational study published online Feb. 11, 2019, by JAMA Internal Medicine, almost 45,000 adults ages 45 and older completed several dietary assessments over a two-year period. On average, ultra-processed foods made up about 15% of their daily diet as measured in grams.