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Hopkins Bayview Researcher Chips Away At Olestra Controversy

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January 20, 1998
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According to research by a Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center physician, potato chips made with olestra don't cause any more digestive problems than regular-fat potato chips and, despite containing only half the calories, are just as filling.

According to research by a Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center physician, potato chips made with olestra don't cause any more digestive problems than regular-fat potato chips and, despite containing only half the calories, are just as filling. Olestra, a nonabsorbable fat substitute, has been making news headlines since its approval by the FDA two years ago for use in snack products. It has been criticized for causing abdominal cramping and loose stools based on two clinical studies in which subjects were required to consume olestra at every meal for 56 consecutive days.


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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. "Hopkins Bayview Researcher Chips Away At Olestra Controversy." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 January 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980120044740.htm>.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. (1998, January 20). Hopkins Bayview Researcher Chips Away At Olestra Controversy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980120044740.htm
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