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Wellness Wednesday: The Health Risks Of Processed Food

Healthy Food
Peggy Greb
Agricultural Research Service

Processed foods have become a staple of the western diet.

But eating a lot of these foods filled with extra sugar, fat, and other additives are making you hungrier, not to mention gain weight. 

That's accoding to a new study by the National Institutes of Health, which found that those who ate on an ultra-processed diet gained weight and took in about 500 extra calories a day.

Today on All Sides, health risks of consuming processed foods, and more.


  • Barry Popkin, global and nutrition expert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Chrisanna Gordon, Founder and Executive Director of the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician
  • Matt Richtel, Pultizer-Prize winning reporter for The New York Times, Author of  "An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Ummune Sysytem: A Tale in Four Lives"

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