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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

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.