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August 2019

Evidence for the Full Potential of Daily Food Choices to Minimize Premature Mortality

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  • 1Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2Department of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(8):1148-1149. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2205

To the Editor We applaud the recently published report by Schnabel and colleagues1 documenting increased mortality risk in study participants who regularly consumed high levels of ultraprocessed food products. This newest evidence reinforces US dietary guideline2 recommendations to limit consumption of food products that are high in saturated fat, sugar, and sodium.

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