Making a Muddle of Nutrition Labeling

"Sugar" matters. "Added sugar" doesn't.

Confusing? It might get worse.

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Since 1993, most packaged food sold in the U.S. has been required to include a Nutrition Facts label that lists the amount of fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, carbohydrates, fiber and sugar in a serving, and includes some information on recommended daily intakes. 

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