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According to a recent nationally representative survey, about 60% of the calories consumed by Americans come from “ultra-processed” foods and beverages—defined as products resulting from “several sequences of industrial processes” and including additives “used to imitate sensory properties of foods or to disguise unpalatable aspects of the final product.” Alarmingly, the survey showed that adolescents (10- to 19-year-olds) were among the biggest consumers of ultra-processed foods and that their intake of these foods increased from 2007 to 2012, rising to over two-thirds (68%) of total calories consumed.






During med school l learned there’s no predictable scientific way to determine how long the human body can live. When you think about your mortality, have you settled with a “reasonable” number of years you’d like to live. Perhaps this latest study may cause you to think differently. The average human life span continues to increase. Will we ever reach a limit to how long we can live?




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