Consumers beware: Misleading labels may hide trans fats

August 29, 2014 3:25 PM

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Consumers beware: Misleading labels may hide trans fats

People may be consuming more trans fat than they think, as a result of misleading food labels, according to a study from the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Researchers examined 4,340 top-selling packaged foods and found that 9 percent contained partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat. But of those foods, 84 percent claimed on their packaging to have "0 grams" of trans fat.

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