"Sugar-free" claims often are misused, dietitian says

08/13/2014 | U.S. News & World Report

"Sugar-free" is among the most misused claims in food marketing, even though the FDA has issued clear guidance on what the term means, registered dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman writes. Sometimes the claim is used when products contain artificial sweeteners or do not have added sugars, and other times it can mean food does not contain white sugar, even though other types of sugars can be equally as unhealthy and have as many calories, Freuman writes.

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