Sales of foods not deemed low-carb are holding steady and in some cases even rising, food manufacturers say. Consumers bought 2.6% more potatoes in 2003, for instance, and one potato industry official says he expects the low-carb trend to stick around in some form even when the craze subsides. "Even though the idea of a low-fat diet is not nearly as in vogue as it once was, low-fat is part of our consciousness," said Idaho Potato Commission CEO Frank Muir. "I think something similar might happen with the low-carb diet."
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