Food Additive News

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11/20/2018
7/23/2018
7/18/2018
7/17/2018
2/15/2018
10/30/2017
8/10/2017
Artificial Sweeteners Trick the Brain: Study

Sugary taste can cause a heightened metabolic response, researchers say

5/8/2017
Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table

Processed foods, restaurant meals account for most sodium intake in average U.S. diet, study shows

1/13/2017
Kids' Use of Artificial Sweeteners Spiked in Recent Years

Some studies suggest a link between the sugar substitutes and obesity, researcher says

12/21/2016
Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests

Symptoms worsened for those who often ate foods like ham and salami

11/14/2016
Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

11/7/2016
Additive in Processed Foods Tied to Colon Cancer in Mice

Emulsifiers may change intestinal bacteria and promote inflammation, researchers say

10/3/2016
More Research Cites Salt's Potential Health Risks

Every half-teaspoon or so raises risk of premature death by 12 percent, study suggests

9/28/2016
Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources

If you're looking for real, rather than artificial, tastes, be sure to check food labels

8/29/2016
Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food

Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

7/22/2016
FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods

By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

3/10/2016
Half of Americans' Calories Come From 'Ultra-Processed' Foods

They contain most of the added sugar in the U.S. diet, researchers add

11/30/2015
Sugar-Free Sodas, Candy Can Still Damage Your Teeth

But, researchers add that there are easy ways to prevent lasting harm

6/15/2015
FDA Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon

Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

3/17/2015
Diet Sodas Linked to Widening Waistlines in Seniors: Study

But it's not clear whether the noncaloric drinks are a direct cause, experts say

2/25/2015
Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria

Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome

2/4/2015
Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

Survey finds many worry about unproven factors like food additives, and less about exercise and obesity

10/29/2014
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens

Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls

9/17/2014
Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study

Scientists saw changes in helpful gut bacteria, which can affect some people's ability to process glucose

5/20/2014
FDA Approves New Artificial Sweetener

Advantame can be used to sweeten coffee, tea and as an ingredient in cooking

1/16/2014
Do Diet Drinks Make You Eat More?

Study finds link between greater calorie consumption and low-calorie beverages in overweight adults

11/1/2013
Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

8/7/2013
Food Additive Safety Often Determined by Those With Food Industry Ties: Study

Review finds strong conflict-of-interest issues in the approval process; experts call for changes

5/1/2013
Younger Men Biggest Consumers of Added Sugars: CDC

Sweetened food and beverages are source of too many empty calories, experts say

1/1/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Healthy Frozen Produce

Avoid added calories by skipping veggies prepackaged in sauces

11/8/2012
Energy Drinks Disrupting U.S. Soldiers' Sleep: CDC

Study found that nearly half of those serving in Afghanistan consume at least one daily

9/4/2012
Organic Foods Not Healthier or More Nutritious, Study Says

However, researchers didn't focus on taste, animal welfare practices

7/9/2012
Major Medical Groups Back Sweeteners as Diet Aid

Top heart and diabetes organizations endorse their use -- with a caveat on 'compensating' with high-calorie foods

5/21/2012
Could Compound in Artificial Sweeteners Worsen Crohn's Disease?

Lab study suggests maltodextrin may encourage growth of E. coli bacteria in small intestine

4/5/2012
U.S. Poultry Still Fed Banned Antibiotics: Report

Fluoroquinolones found in 8 of 12 byproduct samples tested, researchers say

2/9/2012
More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say

Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

1/27/2012
Too Much Fructose Sweetener Tied to Heart Risks in Teens

Study finds high consumption associated with early signs of diabetes, other health issues

1/9/2012
Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD

Review found omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with disorder, while Western diet could hurt

10/24/2011
Study Casts Doubt on Hot Dogs' Link to Colon Cancer

U.S. mandate to cut wieners' nitrite levels hasn't led to lowered incidence of the disease

8/10/2011
Organic Poultry Farms Have Lower Levels of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Conventional farms that went organic saw fewer resistant germs in the first flock, researchers found

3/8/2011
New Sweetness Detectors Found in Human Taste Cells

Sensors once thought to exist only in the pancreas may lead to interventions for over-eating, researchers say

12/30/2010
Urban Wildlife Adopt Not-so-Healthful Human Diet, Study Finds

Processed foods may contribute to high cholesterol seen in foxes, raccoons

8/2/2010
Meat Compounds May Boost Bladder Cancer Risk

People with highest levels of dietary nitrite had nearly a 30 percent increase in risk, study shows

6/16/2010
Why Some Like Things Salty

Genes prime some folks to be 'supertasters,' research finds

4/20/2010
Added Sugars in Diet Threaten Heart Health

Sweeteners in processed foods account for nearly 16% of daily intake, study finds

4/20/2010
Experts Urge FDA to Lower Salt in American Diet

U.S. panel says agency should cut levels slowly over next decade to protect public health

3/19/2010
High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring

Study ties the ubiquitous sweetener to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

10/27/2009
Herbicides, Fibrate Drugs May Block Taste Receptors

More research needed to determine the health consequences of compounds in question, experts say

8/21/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Shouldn't Be Forced

Irish researchers find vitamin levels in foods adequate for new moms, babies

7/23/2009
Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients

High potassium and phosphate content is common, but labeling is not required, report states