A Healthy Mediterranean Diet

“Mediterranean diet fights heart disease,” announced ABC News. “Mediterranean diet cuts risk of stroke,” said USA Today. “Mediterranean diet over low fat? Well, at least it’s more fun,” quipped the Los Angeles Times. A study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine set off a media frenzy in February. Its findings were striking, but the press reports may have misled many. Here’s what the study actually found…and how it should (or shouldn’t) alter what you eat.

U.S. Sugar Industry Implicated in Obesity Epidemic

The U.S. sugar industry successfully used its influence to steer federal research into the prevention of tooth decay away from the role of refined sugars in the 1970s, according to newly discovered documents. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, recently found long-lost details in the archives of the University of Illinois about how the sugar industry worked 40 years ago to control the research agenda on tooth decay.