Fast-food portions same as in 1996

Fast-food portions same as in 1996

Study of three chains finds calorie and salt content remain high compared to dietary recommendations.

TWO new reports from researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University in Boston, Mass., show little change in fast-food portion sizes and product formulation between 1996 and 2013.

The researchers, led by Alice H. Lichtenstein, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at HNRCA, analyzed the calorie, sodium, saturated fat and trans-fat content of popular menu items served a

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