Junk food and processed food is on the rise in the United States.
The food is packed with unhealthy ingredients like trans fats, sugars, and salt, and it’s high in calories and sugar.
Junk food has also been linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancers.
Now, research is showing that junk food is linked to a host of health problems, including cancer.
But what is junk food and how can you get rid of it?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies food as a “generally recognized as safe food,” or GRAS, which means it meets FDA standards for safety and nutritional value.
But a growing body of scientific evidence is suggesting that there are more health risks associated with processed foods than meets the FDA’s safety standards.
Junk foods are often packed with sugary and sugary-sweetened beverages, salt, preservatives, and additives.
Some of these additives can cause cancer and even heart disease.
Some research has also shown that foods like processed meats and high-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, can raise blood pressure and cause obesity.
The FDA classifies junk food as “generically unsafe,” or GAS, or it may be unsafe, but it’s still unsafe.
It’s a gray area, says Robert Lustig, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
And that gray area is increasingly being blurred by scientific advances, Lustig says.
One recent study found that when scientists looked at the foods Americans ate in the 1990s, they found they were more likely to be overweight than people in today’s diet.
Researchers then looked at data from more than 13 million people who were tracked for more than 20 years, from 1996 to 2016.
They found that in that time, people who ate a lot of processed food had higher rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and stroke than people who didn’t.
So, when we look at the data and ask, “Is this food really bad?”
Lustig explains that the answer is “yes,” but not always.
“The good news is that a lot more people are now consuming the foods we do.
We are starting to see that we’re eating the foods that we used to eat.
And, it’s getting worse.”
Research is still underway to determine what kind of food is “generately unsafe” and what foods are safe.
The Food Safety Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill signed by President Donald Trump in January, includes a ban on trans fats and artificial sweeteners, but the FDA is still reviewing the legislation.
“It’s a good step forward,” Lustig said.
“But we’re not there yet.
And it’s really a matter of time before the FDA takes action.”
What’s the FDA looking for?
Lustig suggests that the FDA will look for the following factors to make a determination: Foods are packed with sugars and other additives, including artificial sweetener and preservatives.