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A diet full of snacks could be worse than eating lard

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Snacking on cookies, chips and processed meat could be worse for your health than a diet full of lard.

Researchers fed rats a lard-based diet, or one that more resembled American snack habits.

That diet was a buffet-style arrangement of cookies, chips and processed meat.

They found those fed the snack foods gained more weight and showed signs of pre-diabetes. They also ate thirty percent more food than those fed lard.

The researchers say they're not sure what component of the snacks are leading to such health problems.

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