According to a statement issued by Imperial College London, each 10% increase in ultra processed food consumption was associated with a 2% increase in developing any cancer. The same amount of consumption was also associated with a 19% increased risk for being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Death risk from cancer also increased. For each additional 10% increase in ultra processed food consumption, the death risk from any cancer increased by 6%. According to the statement, the risk of dying from ovarian cancer rose by 30% with an additional 10% increase in ultra processed food consumption.
“This study adds to the growing evidence that ultra-processed foods are likely to negatively impact our health including our risk for cancer,” said Dr. Eszter Vamos, the study’s lead author and a clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London’s School of Public Health.