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Time To Dispel Myths About The Purported Adverse Effects Of White Bread

September 15, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
The tide may be turning in the controversy over whether white bread is beneficial or detrimental  to health. A new study from a U.K. researcher takes “health campaigners and TV nutritionists” to task for “demonizing” white bread in recent years. Dr. Aine O’Connor stresses that “bread is an important source of nutrition” and “health professionals need to dispel the myths.” One such myth is that consuming bread contributes to obesity. She notes that though bread consumption in the U.K. has fallen steadily, the country has the worst obesity problem in Europe. Bread is loaded with nutrients, and though it has been high in salt, manufacturers have taken steps to cut sodium content. 
James Hall, "White bread is not bad for you, experts say", The Telegraph, September 15, 2012, © Telegraph Media Group Limited
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