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Will labeling calorie counts on menus curb obesity rates?

Food chains, including restaurants, cafes and even some vending machines, will soon be required to list calorie counts clearly on their menus. Margaret Hamburg of the FDA, the group responsible for the new law, speaks with Judy Woodruff on the organization's goal to reduce obesity and the restaurant industry's responses.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Nutritional labels haven’t done much good to reduce obesity, so I expect these changes will be equally ineffective.  In fact, they may be counter-productive because they demonstrate how you can get the most calories for the least amount of money.

 

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