What does "low-carb" really mean?

04/15/2004 | NYTimes.com

Some scientists caution that low-carb foods could make people gain weight if they eat excessive amounts of them. And confusion still reigns over how to calculate total carbs, as the FDA struggles to develop a definition. The Canadian government announced that no low-carb claims will be permitted on food labels, while the Grocery Manufacturers of America has petitioned the FDA to define carbohydrate claims and says the low-carb label should mean no more than nine grams of total carbohydrates per serving.

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