August 2002 Issue
Low-Fat Foods Find Little Favor Among Weight-Loss Experts
Consumer demand remains high for reduced-fat and low-fat foods; a national survey conducted for the Calorie Control Council, a trade group for makers of sugar and fat substitutes, reveals that 87% of those surveyed eat or drink "lighter" versions of their favorite foods regularly. Many of these products are made with fat substitutes, ingredients that mimic fatís taste, texture or mouthfeel. But, say experts, fat replacements are not the panacea waist-watchers might think they are. "Itís a common assumption that
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