Eating junk foods regularly is bad for your health. It could increase the risk of obesity and chronic. Besides, junk foods could also affect bones. Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said that junk foods are related to reducing bone density. They said that ultra-processed foods pose an additional risk to children. They said that even if junk foods are taken in reduced amounts, they harm bone. In kids, researchers said that junk foods directly affect their skeletal growth. Researchers said that they surveyed lab rodents that were subject to junk foods. Skeletons of these lab rodents were in the post-embryonic stages.
Researchers said that they conducted histological examination. They said that ultra-processed foods affected their bone growth and strength. These foods also adversely hit their overall growth. The study said that high cartilage buildup was detected in growth plates that are considered as a key component for the growth of bone. When rodent cells were subjected to some additional tests, researchers discovered that RNA genetic profiles showed some surprising results. The profiles displayed characteristics of impaired growth in the skeleton. Researchers also analyzed eating habits to understand how junk foods affect bone. They developed a weekly diet plan. While 30 percent of their foods were controlled diet, the remaining were junk foods.
The study said that when the number of junk foods is reduced in the diet, it makes no difference in the growth of bone. Foods with fewer fats, nitrates, and other similar substances posed a similar amount of threat. Researchers said that every part of the body is exposed to the damage caused by such diets. This directly affects the critical stages of the body’s growth, especially in kids. Several studies in the past had shed light on the harmful effect of consuming a high amount of ultra-processed foods. Notably, the market shelves across the world are increasingly flooded with junk foods. These foods lack nutrients, vitamins, and high in sugar, oil, and salt.