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A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand

Chris and Xand are doctors, scientists and identical twins. Well, not quite identical. Xand is 20kg heavier, clinically obese, and has a Covid induced heart condition. The reason Xand is overweight is the same reason that most of us in the UK are overweight: Ultra Processed Food or UPF.  It’s theRead more

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