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Ultra-processed foods appear to cause overeating and weight gain

Ultra-processed foods appear to cause overeating and weight gain News briefs Eating food thatís ultra-processed ó not just chips or cookies, but also things like breakfast cereal, deli meat, or canned fruit in syrup ó makes people overeat and gain weight, compared with eating food thatís unprocessed. Thatís according to a small randomized controlled trial published online May 16, 2019, by Cell Metabolism. It involved 20 men and women who stayed at a research facility for a…

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