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November 2000 Issue

New Guidelines Focus on Foods, Not Numbers

Are you tired of tallying daily fat grams? Fed up with figuring percent of calories as fat? The American Heart Association (AHA) aims to let you put your calculator away. The organizationís new dietary guidelines are more food friendly, foregoing recommendations based on grams, milligrams and percentages. "The emphasis is on making positive food choices," says Robert M. Krauss, M.D., lead author of the guidelines, which appear in the October 31st

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