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Articles April 2015 Issue

Fast Food: Why It Pays to Compare

New Tufts study shows wide variability in nutrition of menu items.

Making healthy choices at fast-food restaurants remains a challenge, according to new Tufts research, but—contrary to some perceptions—it has not gotten worse. Levels of dangerous trans fats in fries have actually improved, while portion sizes, calories, sodium and saturated fat changed little between 1996 and 2013.

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