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Study Sees Risks in Hospital Meals

November 07, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Hospital meals may be loaded with fat, cholesterol and salt, according to a study to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine. A survey of 57 teaching hospitals found only 1 in 14 routinely offers meals to patients that meet the latest guidelines for promoting health and reducing heart disease. Led by Dr. Adam Singer of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the team based its work on nutrition standards published in 1989 by the National Research Council's Committee on Diet and Health.

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