Study: Consumers must check labels of trans-fat-free snacks

02/17/2008 | ScientificAmerican.com

Researchers at the University of Minnesota concluded that, while many food companies have already cut trans fats from their snack foods, spreads and other products, consumers must still read nutritional labels, particularly for saturated-fat content. "When choosing between products ... the consumer should add together the trans- and saturated-fat content listed on the product label and select a brand that has the least of these two fatty acids," noted one of the study's co-researchers.

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