- A 'Western' diet is high in sugars, saturated fats, and animal protein yet low in fiber.
- Highly processed and refined foods are disliked by the body, creating an immune response
- Eating processed foods can cause the good bacteria in your gut to be pushed out
- Recent studies have linked Western diets with increased risks of colon and prostate cancer
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(CNN)The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living in cities and this figure expected to reach 70% by 2050.