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A new study found relying on the front of pack (FOP) claims to determine the nutrition quality of the food may not be your best option. Researchers at The Ohio State University and Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia examined and analyzed front of pack nutrition claims on more than 2,200 breakfast cereal and prepared meals released for sale between 2006 and 2010. They found no type or number of front of pack claims could distinguish “healthy” foods from “unhealthy” ones.

Weight loss is often one of consumers’ top resolutions for the New Year. While the basic premise of losing weight is to consume less calories than calories burned, weight management has evolved over the years and includes a focus on burning fat, building lean muscle, boosting metabolism and suppressing appetite.

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