Rebecca Dolan

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You checked online, so you think you know how many calories are in that restaurant taco salad. Think again. A new study shows that meals eaten out might contain more calories than restaurants report.

Researchers at Tufts University analyzed the calorie content of food from quick-serve and sit-down restaurants as well as prepared, frozen supermarket meals. They tested 29 restaurant items and found that, on average, the calorie content of the food was 18 percent higher than the reported values and 8 percent higher in 10 frozen meals tested.