March 1998 Issue

Is it "D-Day" for New Olestra Chips?

Frito-Lay is finally going national with Wow!, its new line of chips that contain olestra, a fat substitute the body can't digest. But will it unleash a flood of gastrointestinal distress, notably diarrhea, as some fear? A recent study suggests it may not. Procter & Gamble, the maker of Olean brand of olestra, conducted the study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In it, over 1,000 men, women and teenagers were

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