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What does it mean if a food is labeled dietetic?

Dietetic has no standard meaning. It indicates only that something has been changed or replaced. It could contain less sugar, less salt, less fat, or less cholesterol than the regular version of the same product. For example, if you look at a package of “dietetic” cookies, you might find that they are low in sodium but are not as low in calories or sugar as you might be led to believe.

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