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HEALTH: FDA wants to change nutrition labels with exact sugar content

Updated: Tuesday, August 5 2014, 08:00 PM CDT
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The Food and Drug Administration wants to change nutrition labels - so they say exactly how much *added* sugar is in the foods you eat.

That's a big change from current labels which simply list total sugar - not telling you how much is natural and how much is added.
   
Chances are that many of the foods in your cabinet come complete with sugary sweeteners.

Everything from bread to pasta sauces and canned fruits.
Many doctors blame added sugars - like high fructose corn syrup and sucrose -- for the obesity and diabetes epidemics.HEALTH: FDA wants to change nutrition labels with exact sugar content

The Obama administration achieved a major victory in late June when the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the nationwide subsidies for the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for 2015 is closed but people with special circumstances can still get covered on healthcare.gov.

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