Cheap, convenient, calorie-dense and engineered to appeal to us – processed food is hard to resist. Photo: Alamy

Why processed food makes people fat: calorie density and taste

  • In a diet face-off between ultra-processed versus minimally processed food, those who ate the former consumed 500 more calories per day
  • Researchers suggest it has a lot to do with people deciding how much to eat by gauging the amount of food, not its calorie content
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Cheap, convenient, calorie-dense and engineered to appeal to us – processed food is hard to resist. Photo: Alamy
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