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A New Understanding of Processed Food

Research is finally providing reasons for why ultra-processed foods harm people’s health

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UUltra-processed food — which contains preservatives, emulsifiers, colorings, and other added ingredients — make up more than half of all calories consumed in the United States, according to a 2016 study. That’s a problem, say medical experts, since a…




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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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