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How Junk Food Works


Junk food is literally that, empty calories of energy that provide little nutritional value and usually are stored as fat. Yet junk food is irresistible and for good reason - companies spend tens of millions engineering it to be that way.

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Topics in this Podcast: junk food, science, diabetes