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Urgent action needed to reduce harm of ultra-processed foods to British children

British children are consuming ‘exceptionally high’ proportions of ultra-processed foods, increasing their risk of obesity and damaging their health. These are the findings of an SPHR funded study led by researchers at Imperial College London using data from thousands of children in England over a number of years, which looked at the health impact of consuming ultra-processed foods (UPFs) – food and drink heavily processed during their making, such as frozen pizzas, fizzy drinks, mass-produced packaged bread and some ready meals.

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