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Plant-based ultraprocessed foods linked to heart disease, early death, study says

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Plant-based Junk Food Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds #

Plant-based junk foods, despite being meat-free, are not without risk, according to registered dietitian Duane Mellor. Consuming ultraprocessed choices like boxed macaroni and cheese, frozen veggie pizza, and fast-food French fries, along with sugary treats, can dramatically increase bad cholesterol and hypertension, leading to heart disease and early death. A recent study found a link between ultraprocessed plant foods and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. The study emphasizes the importance of considering the processing level of plant-based foods for heart health.