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McDonald’s calorie guides had no effect on bad eating habits, study shows Published: July 20, 2013

Calorie guides did little to keep people from eating too much.

The National Monitor reports a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health on July 18 shows that providing people with a calorie guide has no effect on their food choices, even when calories are displayed directly next to items on the menu.

Several states and cities in the United States require chain restaurants to provide calorie information for each of their menu items. Legislation has already been passed for the development of a national calorie labeling system, in an attempt to aid health care reform.

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