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DALLAS, Oct 15, 2003 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Pizza Hut is following other fast food chains in developing healthier fare by leading the nation's pizza chains with a lower-calorie pizza.

The country's largest pizza chain Wednesday unveiled its new Fit 'N Delicious pizza which has 25 percent less fat and 30 fewer calories per slice than its comparable Thin 'N Crispy pizza.

A slice from a large Fit 'N Delicious pizza has 150 calories vs. up to 450 calories per slice from Pizza Hut's Stuffed Crust pizza, USA Today reported.

The target market for the leaner Fit 'N Delicious pizza is women ages 29-54, USA Today said.

The calorie reduction in the new pizza comes from less cheese and more tomato sauce as well as leaner meats replacing fattier pepperoni or sausage.

It took six months for the Dallas-based pizza chain to develop the leaner pizza, which should be available nationwide by the end of October.

Copyright 2003 by United Press International.

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