Diet Nutrition http://www.kunc.org en Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom http://www.kunc.org/post/why-we-got-fatter-during-fat-free-food-boom If you want to trace Americans' fear of fat, the place to start is the U.S. Senate, during the steamy days of July 1976.<p>That's when Sen. George McGovern called a hearing to raise attention to the links between diet and disease.<p>And what was the urgency? The economy was booming, and many Americans were living high on the hog. A 1954 Capitol Hill restaurant menu offers a glimpse of what lunch looked like then: steak with claret sauce, buttered succotash and pineapple cheesecake. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:27:00 +0000 54985 at http://www.kunc.org Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says http://www.kunc.org/post/eat-plants-and-prosper-longevity-go-easy-meat-study-says Americans who ate a diet rich in animal protein during middle age were significantly more likely to die from cancer and other causes, compared with people who reported going easy on foods such as red meat and cheese, fresh research suggests.<p>The <a href="http://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131%2814%2900062-X">study,</a> published Tuesday in the journal <em>Cell Metabolism</em>, was based on an analysis of data from <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm">NHANES</a>, an ongoing federally funded study that surveys Americans about their eating habits and behaviors.<p>In thi Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 54445 at http://www.kunc.org Eat Plants And Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy On The Meat, Study Says Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky http://www.kunc.org/post/sweet-tooth-gone-bad-why-22-teaspoons-sugar-day-risky We've written lots lately about the potentially <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/08/260781785/is-sugar-addiction-why-so-many-january-diets-fail">addictive qualities of sugar</a> and the public policy efforts to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/02/06/146481752/taxes-and-food-stamp-restrictions-proposed-to-tame-americas-sweet-tooth">limit consumption</a>.<p>Now comes a new <a href="http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1819573">study</a>, published in <em>JAMA Internal Medicine,</em> which finds that Americans who consumed the most sugar — about a Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:02:00 +0000 53853 at http://www.kunc.org Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity? http://www.kunc.org/post/can-moms-pregnancy-diet-rewire-babys-brain-obesity Moms-to-be are often reminded that they're eating for two. It's tempting to take this as an excuse to go for that extra scoop of the ice cream. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:21:00 +0000 53617 at http://www.kunc.org Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity? More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills http://www.kunc.org/post/more-signs-mediterranean-diet-helps-prevent-cardiovascular-ills There's fresh evidence that a Mediterranean diet can help cut the risk of <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis/">atherosclerosis</a>, a disease caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries. <br /> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:27:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 53571 at http://www.kunc.org More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills