It is nothing short of a miracle that those of us who lived through the fat-free and low-fat diet recommendations that were firmly in place by the 1990s made it to the age we are today with any measurable level of health.  Regarded by many modern nutritionists as the worst dietary experiment to ever befall the American people, the low-fat craze began around 1976 when the late South Dakota Senator George McGovern believed there to be a link between the American diet […]

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Researchers argue that a delay by the UK Government to restrict promotions on foods High in Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS) this October is a “step back” in combatting rising obesity levels, according to a new perspective in Obesity. “The government’s decision will delay the much-needed transformation of retail food environments and their promoted products, both of which are highly influential on what foods people buy and eat. The likely consequence is a huge set back […]

Following a recent spike in press coverage of McDonald’s perpetually broken McFlurry machines, the federal government is entering the fray. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants the scoop on Mickey D’s notoriously unreliable soft serve equipment. The antitrust agency has reached out to McDonald’s franchise owners, who were sent letters of inquiry earlier this summer, the Wall Street Journal reports. Among the things the feds want to know? How frequently franchisees are permitted to repair their own ice cream machines. […]