Hidden Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods

Steve Konzelman, Atlanta.

Qi Sun, MD, ScD, associate professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Katherine Zeratsky, registered dietitian nutritionist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

David Foerstner, consultant, Food Forward Consulting, Los Angeles.

Michael Sigmundsson, consultant, Epicurean Wizardry, Post Falls, ID.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: “Processed Foods and Health.”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Eating more ultra-processed foods may shorten life span.”


Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition: “The food matrix: implications in processing, nutrition and health.”


BMJ: “Ultra-processed food intake and risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective cohort study (NutriNet-Santé),” “Ultra-processed foods and health outcomes,” “Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort.”


Current Developments in Nutrition: “Effect of a High-Protein, High-Fiber Beverage Preload on Subjective Appetite Ratings and Subsequent Ad Libitum Energy Intake in Overweight Men and Women: A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study.”

NIH Research Matters: “Eating highly processed foods linked to weight gain.”