Food For Thought / Truth in Cereal Advertising

05.15.09 | Sherri Watters

If you bought a box of Cheerios today, chances are the box says the breakfast cereal will "lower your cholesterol four-percent in six weeks." But the Food and Drug Administration says that violates its rule about unapproved drug claims. The agency is also taking issue with claims made on the company's website about reducing heart disease and cancer. FLN's Sherri Watters tells us why the FDA is going after General Mills and you may want to look at other foods to ensure good health.


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