Ultra-processed food linked to early death
Ultra-processed foods - such as chicken nuggets, ice cream and breakfast cereals - have been linked to early death and poor health, scientists say.
James Gallagher, the health and science correspondent for the BBC News writes that researchers in France and Spain say the amount of such food being eaten has soared.
Their studies are not definite proof of harm but do come hot on the heels of trials suggesting ultra-processed foods lead to overeating.
Experts expressed caution but called for further investigation.
The term comes from a way of classifying food by how much industrial processing it has been through.
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