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Popcorn debate: nutrition no-no or treat?

Staff Report • Nov 20, 2009 at 12:00 AM

A combo of a medium-sized popcorn and a medium soft drink at the nation's largest movie chain has the nutritional equivalent of three McDonald's Quarter Pounders topped with 12 pats of butter, according to a report released Thursday by the advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest.

However, theater popcorn isn't a regular dietary staple, but a treat enjoyed a few times a year, counters Regal Entertainment Group.The CSPI group's second look at concessions - the last was 15 years ago - found little had changed despite theaters' attempts to reformulate.

CSPI bought multiple servings of popcorn from the three largest movie chains - Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres and Cinemark - and had them analyzed in an independent laboratory.

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's < /a> Web site.

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