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New study about food labels

WASHINGTON - When you're at the supermarket do you read the nutrition labels?  If you do not you are in the minority.

A new study finds almost 80-percent of shoppers look at the label but the ingredients do not influence what they buy.

The study also shows fat content, calories and sugars do not stop them from buying the foods they love.

It also reports that women apparently read more labels than men.

John Lattanzio said his wife does most of the food shopping.  He said she does not let him pick out the food, "I have never looked at a label in my life and I probably never will."

The study also finds that younger people are more likely to look at the number of calories on food labels.