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The Truth About 7 Common Food Additives

How safe are the ingredients in your food?

7. Trans fat continued...

"There are so many controversial studies about ingredients that are a little more emotionally mediated by one study showing it harmful and another study showing it not harmful, and then people say, ‘What am I to do?’”

"You're going to get more nutrient bang for your buck to eat less refined foods when you can," says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

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Reviewed on December 17, 2008

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