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Study: Menu calorie postings not much help

(UPI) Calorie counts listed on fast-food menus to meet U.S. guidelines are not understandable enough to help consumers make healthier choices, researchers said…
"Although most postings were legally compliant, they did not demonstrate utility," [researcher Elizabeth Gross] Cohn said in a statement. "Menu postings for individual servings are easily understood, but complex math skills are needed to interpret meals designed to serve more than one person. In some items, calories doubled depending on flavor, and the calorie posting did not give enough information to make healthier selections."
Community: Apparently, a lot of people don’t know the significance of the calorie postings, because they don’t know how many calories they should eat to avoid weight gain.
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