Food and Nutrition News

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11/22/2013
Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy

Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

11/21/2013
Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet

First three food items seen will comprise 66 percent of your total plate, researcher says

11/21/2013
Mercury Levels Dropping in Younger U.S. Women: Report

EPA findings suggest those of childbearing age are making safer choices with fish, shellfish

11/20/2013
Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Study linked a daily handful of any nut to 20 percent reduction in death risk over 30 years

11/20/2013
Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed in Blacks, Study Suggests

When looking at blood levels in a different way, researchers found they may be adequate after all

11/19/2013
Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

11/18/2013
Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people

11/15/2013
Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night's Sleep

Research suggests that drinking the brew even six hours prior to bedtime upsets slumber

11/15/2013
Acrylamide: An Unwelcome Part of Your Diet

FDA offers tips on how to avoid too much exposure to the chemical

11/15/2013
Many People Ignore, Miss Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus: Survey

Of 2,000 customers, 40 percent noticed the information and 10 percent used it

11/15/2013
Health Tip: Cutting Down on Fat

Be sure to read food labels

11/14/2013
Schools Can Set Tone for Healthy Eating

Encouraging students to try nutritious foods worked, study found

11/13/2013
Health Tip: Cooking With Beans

Soak them to reduce preparation time

11/13/2013
New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins

Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

11/12/2013
Meat Products Could Raise Diabetes Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the findings

11/11/2013
No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say

But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

11/11/2013
Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

People who drank 2 or more a day were more likely to have protein in their urine, a sign of trouble

11/8/2013
Steaming Broccoli Preserves Potential Power to Fight Cancer: Study

Researchers found that boiling, microwaving destroyed enzyme needed to release key compound

11/8/2013
What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?

Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow

11/8/2013
Poor Diet May Spur Inflammation-Related Health Problems

Eating too much sugar and unhealthy fats linked to cancer and early death in study

11/8/2013
Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health

They urge greater use of healthier oils, like canola oil or other vegetable oils, in food-making process

11/7/2013
Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease

More study needed, but initial findings suggest a benefit, experts say

11/7/2013
FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

The artificial additives are linked to heart trouble, doctors say

11/7/2013
Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Pumpkin Treat

Add it to your favorite foods

11/6/2013
Family Meals May Keep Kids, Parents at Healthy Weight

Study found it's best to eat dinner in kitchen or dining room

11/6/2013
Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms

Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal

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

Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

10/31/2013
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Food Allergies

Specialist tells parents how to avoid trick-or-treating hazards

10/25/2013
Can't Settle on a Menu Selection? Listen to Your Tablemates

Food choices can be influenced by your dining companions, study suggests

10/24/2013
Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

A type of DNA appears to be linked to bigger appetites, slower metabolism, study found

10/24/2013
Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk

Researchers say finding might help identify people at need for preventive treatment

10/23/2013
10/22/2013
Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study

Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

10/21/2013
10/20/2013
Healthy Eating Can Help Marathoners Cross Finish Line

Dietitian offers last-minute training tips ahead of the New York Marathon

10/18/2013
Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis

Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

10/18/2013
California Teens Drinking More Sugary Drinks: Report

Daily consumption of soda, sports and energy drinks contributes to obesity crisis, experts warn

10/17/2013
One-Third of U.S. Adults Are Obese, CDC Says

The number hasn't budged for years, agency notes

10/16/2013
Shellfish Toxin Spreading to Eastern U.S., Report Says

Warming seas may contribute to growth of this potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

10/16/2013
Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says

Spice supplements appeared to improve menstrual cycles in small group of women

10/15/2013
How Much Alcohol In Your Drink? Stronger Beverages Make It Tough to Tell

A glass of wine at a restaurant may be 50 percent more potent than you think, experts warn

10/14/2013
President Taft's Obesity Struggle Was a Harbinger of Things to Come

All that's different today are the numbers: one-third of Americans now obese

10/14/2013
Women in Labor May Be Fine Taking in Nourishment, Study Finds

Those who got protein shake fared no worse than women given ice chips only, researchers say

10/11/2013
Tailgating Tips for Food Safety

Expert advice on pre-party food prep, storage and the best items to fill your cooler

10/11/2013
Home-Delivered Meals Could Help Some Avoid Nursing Home: Study

Many states could save money by feeding seniors at home rather than paying for residential care

10/11/2013
Cafeteria Debit Cards Linked to Less-Healthy School Lunches

Study found kids consume more calories when cash isn't a lunch-line option

10/10/2013
Store Foods Safely to Prevent Illness

Proper refrigeration can prevent, slow spread of bacteria

10/8/2013
Health Tip: Power Up With an Afternoon Snack

Munch on some healthy trail mix

10/7/2013
Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done

Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

10/7/2013
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

Sugar-packed 'sports drinks' among products hawked in lucrative ad campaigns