On 7th March 2019, the Ministry of Health in Singapore announced that packaged foods such as noodles and biscuits with partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) will be banned.
Partially hydrogenated oils
In February 2018, a French report was released. In this study, 105,000 middle-aged individuals’ diet and health were monitored over a 5 year period. The report found that a 10 percent rise in the consumption of ultra-processed foods lead to a 12 percent increase in cancer risk. While not scientifically conclusive, it suggests that our diet influences the probability of getting cancer. So, what does this mean for us? What exactly are ultra-processed foods?