Not surprisingly, for the first time a study has formally demonstrated that people who eat ultraprocessed foods consume more calories and rapidly accumulate excess weight. Download the column
An article published in the prestigious journal SCIENCE shows that high-fructose corn syrup, the principal sweetening agent in industrially sweetened beverages, promotes the development of colorectal cancer in animal models, which are genetically predisposed to this disease. Download the column
Phosphates are additives found ubiquitously in industrially processed food products, particularly in carbonated beverages and in frozen foods. According to one recent study, elevated consumption of these phosphates is associated with a change in muscle function which diminishes the ability to take part in physical activity and promotes a sedentary nature. Download the column
Many chemical substances must be added to industrial products to improve their taste or shelf life. What is good for the industry is not generally good for our health, such as one class of additives, phosphates, which significantly increases rates of premature death. Download this column.