Studies suggest an increased danger of developing colon cancer in men is associated with a diet high in ultra-processed foods.
The convenience of ready-to-eat and fast foods may cause many Americans to overlook their nutritional deficiencies.
It may look convenient to consume such a rapid diet but it has lasting hazardous impacts on health.
A study that came out on August 31 in The BMJ found that men who ate a lot of ultra-processed foods were 29% more likely to get colorectal cancer than the males who consumed a little amount.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States, after skin cancer and lung cancer.
However the study did not find a higher risk of this disease for women who ate more ultra-processed foods.
Men with colon cancer were more likely to eat meat, poultry, or fish. Sausage, bacon, ham, and fish cakes are processed meats. "This confirms what we suspected" Wang's speech.
But not all ultraprocessed foods are the same when it comes to the risk of colorectal cancer.
Studies have shown that consumption of ultra-processed dairy products like yoghurt has an inverse impact in women.
It may help lessen the risk of developing colorectal cancer in women.
The nutritional value of ultra-processed meals eaten by women may vary from that of men.
According to Zhang, yoghurt may minimise the negative effects of other forms of ultra-processed foods on women.
Mingyang Song added, "Further research must determine if there is a true sex difference or if null findings in women were due to chance or other confounding variables."
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