TID:  1 026 VID:  9 MeSH ID:  D052756 Mesh Name:  Nutritional Sciences

Sugar Papers Reveal Industry Role in Shifting National Heart Disease Focus to Saturated Fat

A newly discovered cache of industry documents revealed that the sugar industry began working closely with nutrition scientists in the mid-1960s to single out fat and cholesterol as the dietary causes of coronary heart disease and to downplay evidence that sucrose consumption was also a risk factor.

Genetic Risk for Obesity Grew Stronger in ‘Obesogenic’ Environment

Lending support to the idea that high-calorie diets, sedentariness and other aspects of the contemporary American lifestyle may be driving the obesity epidemic, UCSF researchers have found that people who carry greater genetic risk for obesity were more likely to have a higher body mass index if they were born later in the 20th century.