Obesity http://www.kunc.org en 'Fed Up' Links Obesity Epidemic To Sugar, Industry And Government http://www.kunc.org/post/fed-links-obesity-epidemic-sugar-industry-and-government <p>Just who’s to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic? Over the years, the finger has been pointed at parents, video games and vending machines, to name a few.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Harvest Public Media 57524 at http://www.kunc.org 'Fed Up' Links Obesity Epidemic To Sugar, Industry And Government Boulder's Wealth May Be A Factor For Lowest Obesity Rate http://www.kunc.org/post/boulders-wealth-may-be-factor-lowest-obesity-rate <p>Boulder’s reputation as a healthy city has pushed it to the top nationwide for the lowest obesity rates. The city has come in first for lowest obesity rates every year with the exception of 2009 in a survey conducted by Gallup.</p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:48:47 +0000 Dan Greenwood 55198 at http://www.kunc.org Boulder's Wealth May Be A Factor For Lowest Obesity Rate Good Day Sunshine: Could Morning Light Help Keep Us Lean? http://www.kunc.org/post/good-day-sunshine-could-morning-light-help-keep-us-lean Exposure to morning light, whether it's pure sunlight or bright indoor lighting, is associated with leaner body weights, researchers say.<p>The findings fit with a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/05/15/152690836/jetlagged-by-your-social-calendar-better-check-your-waistline">growing body of evidence</a> that suggests keeping our internal body clocks synchronized with the natural light-dark cycle is <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/23/204567839/SKIPPING-BREAKFAST-IS-RISKY">beneficial</a> to our health and our waistlines.<p>To better understand this relationship, r Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:20:00 +0000 55155 at http://www.kunc.org Good Day Sunshine: Could Morning Light Help Keep Us Lean? Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet http://www.kunc.org/post/rethinking-fat-case-adding-some-your-diet Remember the fat-free boom that swept the country in the 1990s? Yes, we know from the Salt readers who took our informal <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/22/292389447/remember-fat-free-mania-take-our-survey">survey</a> that lots of you tried to follow it. And gave up.<p>"I definitely remember eating fat-free cookies, fat–free pudding, fat-free cheese, which was awful," Elizabeth Stafford, an attorney from North Carolina, told us in the survey.<p>Back then, she avoided all kinds of foods with fat: cheese, eggs, meat, even nuts and avocados. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:31:00 +0000 55046 at http://www.kunc.org Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet 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