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Mooncake. (By Wikimedia Commons). TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Mid-Autumn Festival is rapidly approaching and mooncakes will soon be in abundance, a Taiwanese nutritionist is advocating eating the pastries in moderation since they pack up to 1,000 calories each. Yang Ling-ling (楊玲玲), a professor of health management at Huafan University in New Taipei City, says that one mooncake contains 500 to 1,000 calories and is equivalent to two bowls of white rice, or in Western terms, a Double Whopper with cheese (1,070 calories), reported the Liberty Times . She says that because many Taiwanese suffer from the "three highs"-- high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar -- mo... Full story

12 September