Studies say, Eating Junk Food is Easy, But Lots of it May Lead to Early Death, Heart Disease

Jun 03, 2019 11:06 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter

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Studies say, Eating junk food is easy, but lots of it may lead to early death, heart disease

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Ultra-processed foods - think chips, cookies or your average fast-food meal - have been again and again tied to adverse health outcomes.

Two new studies from France and Spain, both published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal, show that consuming convenient junk food has been linked to increased heart disease and early death.

"It's a really worrisome trend," Dr. Erin Michos, the associate director of preventive cardiology at Johns Hopkins University, told USA TODAY.

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