Association Between Ultraprocessed Food Consumption and Risk of Mortality Among Middle-Aged Adults

Question  Is high consumption of ultraprocessed food associated with an increase in overall mortality risk?

Findings  In this cohort study of 44 551 French adults 45 years or older, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultraprocessed food consumption was statistically significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of all-cause mortality.

Meaning  An increase in ultraprocessed food consumption may be associated with an overall higher mortality risk; further prospective research is needed to confirm these findings.

 

JAMA Internal Medicine: Association Between Ultraprocessed Food Consumption and Risk of Mortality Among Middle-aged Adults in France