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About the FDA's New Calorie Count Regulations . . .

A recipe for indifference.

12:50 PM, Apr 6, 2011 • By DAVID GRATZER
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To be fair, there’s one more study. It found calorie counts were a roaring success. In a presentation by the study team at a 2009 conference of the American Obesity Society, this outlier found that the law helped customers cut their consumption by an average 12.3 percent in lunches purchased at New York fast food restaurants.

Who did the research? It was conducted by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Yes, the same bureaucracy that convinced Mayor Bloomberg to embark on this whole exercise in the first place.

David Gratzer, a physician, is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

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