Food and Nutrition News

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8/3/2015
Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids

1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

8/3/2015
Health Tip: Plan to Eat Healthier

Avoid sugary drinks and unnecessary carbs

7/31/2015
Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health

Biologists say the animals may be boosting minerals in diet or 'detoxing'

7/31/2015
Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

But those who upped daily intake actually had higher odds for a precursor to dementia, researchers say

7/30/2015
Health Tip: Enjoy Berries

They're good for you

7/27/2015
Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

7/26/2015
School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In

Kids eat more sugar, watch more TV over summer vacation, study says

7/24/2015
FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling

Adding 'percent daily value' would help consumers avoid unneeded, harmful calories, agency says

7/23/2015
Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain

Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

7/23/2015
Health Tip: Get More Nutrients

Make a few simple adjustments to your menu

7/22/2015
High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity

Daily sugary drink tied to 13 percent increased risk over a decade, study finds

7/17/2015
Time Spent Sitting May Not Affect Diet, Study Suggests

But that's still no reason to avoid exercise, researchers and experts say

7/17/2015
Could That Before-Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?

In some people, alcohol causes the brain to focus on food aromas, study finds

7/17/2015
Health Tip: Dig Into Healthier Southern Foods

Lighten salty dishes with seasonings

7/16/2015
Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors

They seem to work only when deficiency of the nutrient is severe, study finds

7/16/2015
Health Tip: Say 'Yes' to Yogurt

Serve it for breakfast and dessert

7/14/2015
More Evidence a Healthy Diet Can Lower Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer

Poor adults with good nutrition had 20 percent lower odds of disease-related death during study period

7/13/2015
Wild Mushrooms Might Be Your Last Meal

Wrong choices can lead to liver failure, death, experts warn

7/10/2015
In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study

Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

7/9/2015
Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

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