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Study: US Diet Contains Mostly 'Ultra-processed' Foods

A new study finds that more than half the calories consumed in the average American diet comes from "ultra-processed" foods, a factor that can contribute to more obesity and other health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. A study, published by the online journal BMJ Open, analyzed the diets of more than 9,300 children, teens and adults. It found that ultra-processed foods made up near 60 percent of all calories consumed and nearly 90 percent if caloric intake from...

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