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Allowing food companies to put nutrition claims on their products may run counter to health promotion efforts

Posted on: December 6, 2019

Source: BMC Blog

Nutrition claims (such as “low in fat” or “sugar free”) on food packaging may lead people to increase their consumption of those products and their overall energy intake. When unhealthy products are allowed to carry these claims it may contribute to unhealthy diets and obesity. Policy makers should therefore consider restricting the use of nutrition claims on packaged foods as part of broader efforts to improve population diets.


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