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Fried Food Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease—With an Asterisk

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on June 21, 2014 - 9:00am

A U.S.-based study team analyzed diet and disease data collected from more than 100,000 men and women. Compared to people who ate fried food less than once a week, those who gobbled things like fries, fried chicken, or other deep-fried snacks four to six times a week saw their risk for Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease jump 39% and 23%, respectively.

Overweight and Obesity Epidemic Climbs to 2.1 Billion People Worldwide

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on June 4, 2014 - 7:57pm

According to the study, published in the recent issue of the journal The Lancet, “the proportion of men who were overweight or obese rose from 28.8% in 1980 to 36.9% in 2013, while the proportion of women in that category increased from 29.8% to 38% during the same period,” reported the 

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