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Is It Time To Revamp The System For Measuring Calories In Food?

July 31, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Pressure is mounting for an overhaul of the U.S. system for determining the absolute calories of foods, thanks to recent studies that call into question calorie counts shown on almond and pistachio packages. The studies challenge the Atwater general factor system for measuring calories, by asserting that the absolute calorie content listed on food packages does not gibe with the number of calories actually absorbed and metabolized by the body. Such an overhaul – which may also be attempted in the U.K. – would be time-consuming but not impossible, experts say.
Rod Addy, "Momentum builds to overhaul global calorie system", Food Navigator, July 31, 2012, © William Reed Business Media
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