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Ultra-processed snacks and meals may raise cancer risk

Research we’re watching If your food is more likely to come out of a bag or a box than from a tree or the ground, you may be putting yourself at higher risk for cancer. A study published online Feb. 14, 2018, by The BMJ found that people who eat more ultra-processed foods have a higher overall risk of cancer than those who don’t. In fact, when the proportion of ultra-processed foods in…

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