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Eating highly processed foods may raise cancer risk

News briefs Prepackaged, processed foods are typically high in fat, salt, and sugar. If thatís not enough to make you put down a cookie or resist a frozen dinner, consider an observational study published online Feb. 14, 2018, by The BMJ. It analyzed dietary questionnaire answers of 105,000 middle-aged men and women in France for five years. Foods were grouped according to degree of processing ó that is, the amount of change the…

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