Ultra-processed foods linked to increased cancer risk

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  • Increase in ultra-processed foods linked to heightened cancer risk
  • Ultra-processed food makes up 60% of the US diet and more than 50% in the UK

(CNN)Ultra-processed foods are not known for their health qualities. We know this, yet it's hard to resist the doughnuts your kind colleague brought into the office. Now, research published Wednesday in the BMJ may give you at least a longer pause before you pick the pink one with sprinkles.