diet http://kuow.org en Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom http://kuow.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 editor 31441 at http://kuow.org Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown http://kuow.org/post/apples-vs-oranges-google-tool-offers-ultimate-nutrition-smackdown Leave it to the <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/1zr9rn/dont_know_if_you_know_this_or_not_but_google_can/">folks at Reddit</a> to uncover the hidden treasures of the Internet. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:37:00 +0000 editor 31161 at http://kuow.org Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown Don't Fear The Fat: Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines http://kuow.org/post/dont-fear-fat-experts-question-saturated-fat-guidelines As a culture, we tend to suffer from the angel-or-devil mindset. Especially when it comes to food.<p>And for 40 years now, saturated fat — found in high amounts in meat, cheese and other full-fat dairy products — has been one of our top nutritional demons.<p>The <a href="http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015.asp">U.S. Dietary Guidelines</a> urge us to limit consumption because of concerns that saturated fat raises the risk of heart disease. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:25:10 +0000 editor 30737 at http://kuow.org Don't Fear The Fat: Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines Spud Snub? Potato Growers Steamed Over Exclusion From Nutrition Program http://kuow.org/post/spud-snub-potato-growers-steamed-over-exclusion-nutrition-program <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/022814JR_SpudSnub_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest potato growers say they've been snubbed in a federal nutrition program.</span><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:38:14 +0000 Jessica Robinson 29735 at http://kuow.org Spud Snub? Potato Growers Steamed Over Exclusion From Nutrition Program The Fundamentals Of The Food Lover's Cleanse http://kuow.org/post/fundamentals-food-lovers-cleanse <p>Marcie Sillman talks with chef Sara Dickerman about the<a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/cleanse"> food lover's cleanse. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:07:18 +0000 Marcie Sillman 26436 at http://kuow.org The Fundamentals Of The Food Lover's Cleanse Paleontologist To Humans: Stop Sugar Binging, Start Moving More http://kuow.org/post/paleontologist-humans-stop-sugar-binging-start-moving-more <p>We may be living longer, but we aren&rsquo;t necessarily living better, argues Daniel Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist and author of <em>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</em>. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:54:39 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22052 at http://kuow.org Paleontologist To Humans: Stop Sugar Binging, Start Moving More Childhood Obesity, Thoughts On Ramadan, And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/childhood-obesity-thoughts-ramadan-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></strong></p><p><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Childhood Obesity Declining Among America’s Poorest</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the mid 1970’s, childhood obesity rates in America have doubled. In recent years however, the tide seems to be turning. Between 2008 and 2011, obesity rates among poor children fell in 18 states – including here in Washington according to a new study from the Centers For Disease Control. Why do poor children suffer from high obesity rates? And what are some of the factors that are helping close the gap? We talk with Simone French of the University of Minnesota’s Obesity Prevention Center.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Thoughts On Ramadan</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Muslims around the world have been fasting during the day and attending religious gatherings at night during the annual celebration of Ramadan, Islam’s holiest of holidays. <em>Weekday</em> producer </span>Amina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Al-Sadi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reflects on this year’s Ramadan as it draws to a close.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Radio Retrospective</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Katy </span>Sewall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes a weekly listen back to the sounds of radio’s Golden Age.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Recommended Eating</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Food writer Sara </span>Dickerman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us with a lunch recommendation. Today she highlights “Phnom Penh,” a Cambodian restaurant in Seattle’s International District. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also recommends a cookbook. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18181 at http://kuow.org Childhood Obesity, Thoughts On Ramadan, And Radio Retrospective Cancer Mystery Solved, Cartoonist Ellen Forney, The Sleep-Diet Connection, And Wagner's "Ring" http://kuow.org/post/cancer-mystery-solved-cartoonist-ellen-forney-sleep-diet-connection-and-wagners-ring <p><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>What</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong> Caused Henrietta Lacks’ Aggressive Cancer? Researchers Now Know</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Times bestseller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of a young woman who died from aggressive cervical cancer and her amazing immortal cells which have been reproduced since 1951. A new study by the University of Washington has pieced together what caused her cancer, called “a perfect storm of what can go wrong in a cell.” We talk with study author Jay </span>Shendure<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Art Of Our City: Cartoonist Ellen </strong></span><strong>Forney</strong><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ellen </span>Forney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. Her work has been published by </span>Fantagraphics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and appears regularly in the pages of The Stranger. </span>Forney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has just published a graphic memoir. “Marbles: &nbsp;Mania, Depression, </span>Michaelangelo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Me” chronicles </span>Forney’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> diagnosis with bipolar disorder, and her long journey to finding mental balance.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Sleep Less, Eat More?</strong></span><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientists have known for a long time that lack of sleep can lead to weight gain. A new study sheds light on why. The study in Nature Communications finds that lack of sleep causes people to crave unhealthy, high-calorie foods like potato chips and makes it harder for people to control their impulses. We talk with study co-author Matthew Walker of the University of California.</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>How Wagner Came To America</strong><br>This month, opera lovers from around the world will flock to </span>McCaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hall to take in Seattle Opera’s internationally acclaimed production of Richard Wagner’s “Ring of the Nibelungen.” But where did a music lover go in the </span>1890s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to take in some world-class Wagner? Would you believe Coney Island? Cultural historian and Wagner expert Joseph Horowitz tells </span>KUOW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dave Beck the story of Laura Langford, the Brooklyn newspaper editor, suffragist, clairvoyant and Wagner disciple who founded a series of outdoor Wagner concerts at the famed Coney Island amusement park. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18179 at http://kuow.org Cancer Mystery Solved, Cartoonist Ellen Forney, The Sleep-Diet Connection, And Wagner's "Ring" Hooked On Salt, Sugar And Fat With Michael Moss http://kuow.org/post/hooked-salt-sugar-and-fat-michael-moss <p>Every year, the average American eats 70 pounds of sugar. The amounts of salt and fat are equally staggering. The processed-food industry thrives, raking in $1 trillion a year. Meanwhile, the costs to our health include obesity and diabetes.</p><p><a href="http://michaelmossbooks.com/">Michael Moss </a>talks about how companies use salt, sugar and fat to get us addicted to their products, and what we can do to fight back. He spoke at Seattle’s Town Hall on March 15, 2013. The talk was moderated by Chip Giller, president and founder of Grist. Fri, 10 May 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 12473 at http://kuow.org Hooked On Salt, Sugar And Fat With Michael Moss Placenta And Autism Risk, Vegan Before Six, And Greendays http://kuow.org/post/placenta-and-autism-risk-vegan-six-and-greendays <p></p><p><strong>Placenta Offers Insight Into Autism Risk</strong><br>New autism research shows that babies born with a high genetic risk for the disorder were more likely to have abnormal folds and creases in their placentas.&nbsp; However, <a href="http://www.yaleobgyn.org/people/harvey_kliman-2.profile">Dr. Harvey Kliman</a> says that it is much too early to say that an examination of the placenta could be used as a definitive test for autism at birth.<br><br><strong>VB6:&nbsp;Eat Vegan Before 6:00 At Night</strong><br>Could you eat vegan? If you could, research strongly suggests you’d be healthier, weigh less and perhaps even have a sharper brain. But could you find the discipline? <a href="http://markbittman.com/">Mark Bittman</a> has a plan for you. The New York Times food columnist has written "VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 To Lose Weight and Restore Your Health …. For Good."<br><br><strong>What Plant, Where And When? </strong><br>We are in the midst of plant-sale season. So how do you choose the perennial in spring that will survive the summer and look great next year? The Greendays gardening panel has some simple rules to follow for picking the right plant and taking care of it. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 12224 at http://kuow.org Placenta And Autism Risk, Vegan Before Six, And Greendays Researchers: King County Menu Labeling Reduces Overeating http://kuow.org/post/researchers-king-county-menu-labeling-reduces-overeating <p>It’s been more than two years since King County required chain restaurants to post nutrition information on their menus.&nbsp; The goal was to help customers make healthy choices.&nbsp;</p><p>Seattle researchers wanted to see if the regulation has changed the way restaurants market their meals.&nbsp; One change the study found is it seems restaurants are no longer promoting supersized portions or overeating.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:53:29 +0000 Ruby de Luna 1900 at http://kuow.org Researchers: King County Menu Labeling Reduces Overeating