Report: Over-fortified cereals may pose risks to kids

June 24, 2014 4:26 PM

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Report: Over-fortified cereals may pose risks to kids

Young children who dig into a bowl of fortified breakfast cereal may be getting too much of a good thing.

A new report says that "millions of children are ingesting potentially unhealthy amounts" of vitamin A, zinc and niacin, with fortified breakfast cereals the leading source of the excessive intake because all three nutrients are added in amounts calculated for adults.

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