Food and Nutrition News

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7/8/2015
Health Tip: Let Kids Learn in the Kitchen

Hands-on experience can encourage healthier eating

7/7/2015
Good at Imagining Aromas? You May Be Prone to Weight Gain

Ability to conjure up odors in the mind might lead to food cravings, research suggests

7/2/2015
Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

7/2/2015
Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes

If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.

7/1/2015
Surging Food Supply Linked to Global Obesity Epidemic

Boost in available calories comes largely from ultra-processed, inexpensive foods, expert says

6/29/2015
Fish-Related Food Poisoning in Florida Under-Reported

Survey finds many more fishermen sick after eating barracuda, grouper than previously thought

6/29/2015
Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed

6/29/2015
Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease

6/29/2015
Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

6/26/2015
Fat No Longer the Focus of New U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Nutrition experts endorse decision to drop restrictions, focus on quality of food instead

6/25/2015
Health Tip: Eat Veggies at Breakfast

Suggestions for a healthier meal

6/24/2015
Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?

Study finds excess B12 tied to common skin condition

6/24/2015
Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include poor diet and exercise habits

6/23/2015
Order in Which Food Is Eaten May Affect Type 2 Diabetics' Blood Sugar

Eating protein, vegetables and fat before carbohydrates might help, study says

6/23/2015
Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?

One bacteria is linked to lower levels of blood sugar, insulin and fat, researchers say

6/19/2015
Any Added Sugar Is Bad Sugar, Some Experts Contend

They see table sugar, honey as unhealthy as high-fructose corn syrup

6/17/2015
Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds

Men who ate more performed poorly on word recall test

6/16/2015
FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

6/16/2015
More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits

Study included milk chocolate, but did not prove cause-and-effect

6/15/2015
Dieters May Lose Fewer Pounds When They Choose Their Weight-Loss Plan

Study found those assigned a food plan dropped a bit more weight

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

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

6/13/2015
Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

6/12/2015
Tight Food Budget Can Wreak Havoc on Diabetes Management

Study finds worse blood sugar control in those who worry about having enough to eat

6/11/2015
U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

Under-hydration can pose real health risks for children, study authors say

6/10/2015
Most Americans Waste More Food Than They Know

And just 1 in 10 worries about the environmental consequences, study finds

6/10/2015
Older Americans Need Protein to Keep Muscles Strong, Study Says

Both animal and plant sources are important

6/10/2015
Contaminated Pet Food, Treats Can Harm People, Too

FDA recommends careful handling of what you feed your dog or cat

6/9/2015
Germs in Foodborne Illness Gaining Resistance to Antibiotics, CDC Says

Rate more than doubled in two years for one strain of salmonella

6/8/2015
Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier

Study found insomniacs who didn't eat after 10 p.m. were more alert

6/5/2015
Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

6/5/2015
Health Tip: If Your Child Is Always Eating

Hunger may not be the only reason

6/1/2015
High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

In study, patients who ate typical 'Western' fare had more than twice the odds of dying from the disease

5/28/2015
Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer

Women who followed it most closely saw significant reduction in risk, study suggests

5/28/2015
Vegan Diet Might Ease Diabetic Nerve Pain

Study found those who followed it lost average of 15 pounds, had improved blood flow to feet

5/27/2015
More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Effect might be largely due to weight loss linked to eating more grains and vegetables, experts say

5/26/2015
Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds

Clinical trial refutes prior notion that the nutrient might boost lung function

5/25/2015
5/22/2015
Fish Oil Tied to Better Brain Function in Older Adults

But small study doesn't prove omega-3 fatty acids boost mental flexibility

5/22/2015
Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

Review finds current research is inconclusive

5/22/2015
Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC

At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports

5/21/2015
Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay

Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function

5/21/2015
5/18/2015
Health Tip: Set Regular Eating Times for the Family

And don't skip meals because it can lead to overeating

5/15/2015
Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

5/15/2015
Health Tip: Coping With Diarrhea From Chemo

Take it easy on your stomach

5/14/2015
U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC

But other types of food-borne bacteria, including Campylobacter and Vibrio, are on the rise

5/14/2015
5/11/2015
Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

Healthy eating plans helped older people stay sharper mentally, study finds

5/8/2015
High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease

Weight gain, early death noted in study of older adults