A diet that is heavy in ultra-processed food could shorten your telomeres, the ends of your chromosomes that get smaller with age. Photo: ShutterstockA diet that is heavy in ultra-processed food could shorten your telomeres, the ends of your chromosomes that get smaller with age. Photo: Shutterstock
A diet that is heavy in ultra-processed food could shorten your telomeres, the ends of your chromosomes that get smaller with age. Photo: Shutterstock

Junk food diet increases the chance of chromosome change linked to ageing, according to new study

  • Ultra-processed foods are full of oils, fats, sugars and starches and little nutritional value, and have been linked to many diseases
  • A study shows a link between these foods and shortened telomeres, the same thing that happens as we age

Topic |   Wellness
A diet that is heavy in ultra-processed food could shorten your telomeres, the ends of your chromosomes that get smaller with age. Photo: ShutterstockA diet that is heavy in ultra-processed food could shorten your telomeres, the ends of your chromosomes that get smaller with age. Photo: Shutterstock
A diet that is heavy in ultra-processed food could shorten your telomeres, the ends of your chromosomes that get smaller with age. Photo: Shutterstock
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