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Fat replacers in moderation safe and useful to reduce fat and calorie intake
Monday, February 07, 2005 10:02 am Email this article
"[T]he majority of fat replacers, when used in moderation by adults, can be safe and useful adjuncts to lowering the fat content of foods and may play a role in decreasing total dietary energy and fat intake," according to the American Dietetic Association.
“Fat replacers can be effective only if they lower the total caloric content of the food and if the consumer uses these foods as part of a balanced meal plan,” the American Dietetic Association notes in their updated position paper on fat replacers.
“Consumers should not be led to believe that fat- and calorie-reduced products can be consumed in unlimited amounts.”
“Fat replacers are most useful when they help with calorie control and when their use encourages the consumption of foods delivering important nutrients.”
Position of the American dietetic association: fat replacers. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 Feb, 105(2):266-75.
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