NPR  |  March 4, 2015

“The guidelines are based on two meta-analyses of more than 120 scientific studies,” Sarah Roache, a fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, said in a statement.

Roache, who was not involved in the study, says, “These guidelines are a crucial tool for developing and implementing policies to address weight-gain and obesity, such as food labeling laws, restrictions on advertising foods and beverages, and restrictions on sales of unhealthy products in regulated settings like schools and hospitals.”

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