Eating fat won’t make you fat but sugar will

“Eat fat, get fat” has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided. “There is one thing we know about fats,”Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, writes in his new book, “The Bad Food Bible:Read More

Does Sugar Cause Cancer?

Sugar, specifically refined processed sugar, has always been something you should enjoy sparingly. But, increasingly, there’s a campaign against sugaras a public health menace. And now there are claims that it may be linked to cancer. So what’s the science? And what’s the healthy thing to do? “Sugar” means “processed, refined sugar.” A sugar, in the scientificRead More

How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple

More and more Americans’ meals resemble dessert, and Congress is to blame for our collective national stomachache. School cafeterias have been under siege for three decades, ever since Ronald Reagan declared ketchup to be a vegetable. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by Congress in 2010 raised the national per-pupil lunch expenditure from $2.80 toRead More