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Health News: Study shows menu items with calorie counts are accurate.

2:10 PM, Jul 20, 2011   |    comments
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Dieters shouldn't worry when dining out -- a new study shows calorie counts on restaurant menus are accurate -- for the most part.

Researchers at Tufts University ordered food from over forty fast food and sit-down restaurants, and measured the amount of calories in each item.

They found low-calorie foods had slightly more calories than what was listed on the label, and high calorie foods had fewer calories. Soups and salads had the most variation in calories -- especially those ordered at sit-down restaurants.

Fast food restaurants had the most accurate calorie counts.

The study also showed pizza had the most consistent calories.

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