Thursday, March 10, 2016

Ultra-Processed Foods Now Make Up 58% Of All Calories Americans Consume In A Typical Day, Study Finds.

The Los Angeles Times (3/9, Kaplan) reports in “Science Now” that “ultra-processed foods” now “make up 58% of all calories Americans consume in a typical day,” a studypublished in BMJ Open reveals.

TIME (3/9, Park) reports that the study also found that “this type of processed food as the main source of added sugar in the US diet.” The study defined ultra-processed food “as food that contains ingredients such as flavors, colors, sweeteners and hydrogenated oils, emulsifiers and other additives that you wouldn’t cook with at home.” Also covering the story are Newsweek (3/9, Firger), STAT (3/9, Samuel), MedPage Today (3/9, Brown), and HealthDay (3/9, Reinberg).