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Harvard Researchers Address Obesity and Toxic Food

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A staggering two-thirds of Americans are now overweight, and according to the American Heart Association,1 five percent of American children can now be considered "severely obese," which puts their health at grave risk.

One in four Americans are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, and an estimated 110,000 Americans die as a result of obesity-related ailments each year. This includes cancer, about one-third of which are directly related to obesity.

Carb-rich processed foods, along with rarely ever fasting, are primary drivers of these statistics, and while many blame Americans' overindulgence of processed junk foods on lack of self control, scientists are now starting to reveal the truly addictive nature of such foods.     

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