Foods with added vitamins, nutrients can be harmful - WTOP.com

June 24, 2014 12:14 PM

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Foods with added vitamins, nutrients can be harmful - WTOP.com

WASHINGTON -- Foods with added vitamins and minerals may seem like a healthy option to supplement a diet, but it turns out that the added nutrients can be harmful to consumers -- especially young children, senior citizens and pregnant women.

A new report from the Environmental Working Group studied breakfast cereals and snack bars -- two of the food categories that are frequently fortified -- and found that more than 140 of them are over-fortified to the point of causing harm to consumers.

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