Begin with these four simple steps
Excess weight also seems to boost chances of disease, and risk increases as three factors increase, researchers report
But one expert contends that difference in bone density wasn't enough, on average, to worry about fractures
Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find
Avoid drinks that offer little nutritional value
Pay attention to feeling of fullness
Individual farm practices can have global implications, researcher says
Vitamin helps prevent birth defects
Many patients with multiple admissions have little or no food at home, researchers say
High consumption linked to higher levels of plastics-related compounds in urine, study found
Eating a lot of fast food may increase a person's exposure to phthalates, study finds.
But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products
And reap the nutritional benefits
Think before you eat
More fruits, veggies, whole grains and low-fat milk were added to nutrition program for poor in 2009
Is the kids' menu at top restaurants getting any healthier?
Being more aware of your food might help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, study suggests
Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study
But salt and fat still a concern, expert says
Regular consumption of sugary beverages and processed foods may increase cancer risk, new study finds.
Preliminary study finds more reason to improve your diet
Study found they can stick to food and cause mouth, throat and stomach injuries
Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests
However, study finds many people in parts of Asia and Africa still weigh too little
Women who fasted less than 13 hours had 36 percent higher risk of cancer recurrence, researchers say
'Pulses' like these may help dieters feel fuller and reduce food cravings, new analysis shows
Despite critics' fears, serving breakfast at kids' desks has not increased obesity rates, study finds
They're loaded with vitamins
The regimen seemed to provide a slight benefit, researchers say
Opt for a healthier choice
Outside activity feels less like a chore when the weather is warm, expert suggests
Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say
Study was conducted in Britain, but experts say similar results would be found in U.S.
It can help kids do better in school
Experiments found that when people could hear themselves chew and chomp, they ate less
It's not just how much you eat
Consider the potential risks
But some parts of the country are further ahead than others
Skipping the morning meal was tied to higher weight in study of middle schoolers
Stay active and make healthier food choices
Does exercise amp up your appetite or help you control hunger?
Don't shop while you're hungry
They contain most of the added sugar in the U.S. diet, researchers add
Herbs and greens add flavor and nutrients
Review of nearly 70 years of data found no protective effect; experts urge breast-feeding instead
Diet, weight and physical activity play a significant role, expert says
Study compared Finnish adults with and without multiple sclerosis, but more research is needed
Is protein a magic bullet for weight loss?