Here's what you need to know about ultra-processed foods (UPFs)

Studies suggest UPFs increase the risk of a range of chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. They are now prevalent around the world. In the US, UPFs make up 58% of people’s diets, rising as high as 83% for children and adolescents. So what are UPFs – and how can you spot them?