New study confirms our worst fears about why kids are getting fatRobbie Gonzalez11/06/12 3:08pmFiled to: MedicineHealthNutritionFoodPolicyScienceSciLisa powellMcDonaldsFast FoodRestaurantRestaurantsTopFbtweet1781EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkYou hear scare stories about how kids in the U.S. are gaining weight because of our fast food culture. But is there science to back up the anecdotes? Now there is. Sometimes science makes us say "Duh." This is one of those times. But a seemingly obvious finding — that children consume more sugar and calories when eating out than eating at home — isn't the result of useless science; science is at its best when it's applying rigor and rationality to anecdote and dogma.