Food and Nutrition News

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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
Parents' Feeding Choices May Raise Baby's Risk for Celiac Disease

Study links late introduction of gluten, breast-feeding beyond 1 year to development of the digestive disorder

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

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

10/4/2013
Junk Food Makers Target Kids With Free Online Games, Study Says

Experts call for regulation of 'advergames' while industry says it polices itself

10/4/2013
Health Tip: Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Limit TV time, and watch what kids eat

10/2/2013
Many Restaurant Chains Not Serving Healthier Fare: Report

Average entree still has same number of calories, only tiny drop in salt content, researchers say

9/30/2013
Shape, Size of Wine Glass May Skew How Much You Pour

Width and location of the glass, color of the wine all seem to matter, researchers say

9/27/2013
Can Eating Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Later Life?

Regular consumption in childhood tied to 39 percent lower odds of benign breast disease by age 30

9/26/2013
Big Breakfast May Be Best for Diabetes Patients

Study found morning meal rich in protein, fat actually curbed hunger, helped control blood sugar levels

9/25/2013
Study Questions Fish Oil Brain Claims

Higher levels of omega-3 didn't boost thinking, memory test scores

9/20/2013
Carbonation May Help Artificially Sweetened Soda 'Trick' the Brain

Study unclear whether this helps or hinders people trying to lose weight

9/20/2013
9/20/2013
Health Tip: Eat a Good Breakfast

Make sure you get enough fiber

9/19/2013
FDA Airs Plan to Strengthen Rules for Imported Foods

50 percent of fresh fruit and 20 percent of fresh vegetables from abroad, agency says

9/17/2013
Blueberries, Red Grapes May Boost Body's Immune Function

Compounds in these fruits work alongside vitamin D and specific gene, lab study found

9/16/2013
U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down, Study Suggests

Adolescents are eating healthier, exercising more

9/13/2013
Health Tip: Going Meatless

Follow these suggestions to help you transition

9/12/2013
Packing School Lunches With Food Safety in Mind

Expert tips on container care, perishables and sandwich choices

9/11/2013
Nearly 60 Percent of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report

Women who exercise, maintain healthy weight and drink coffee daily may cut their risk

9/10/2013
Commercial Baby Foods Fall Short for Nutrition: Study

Most are too sweet and are advertised for infants who'd be better off with breast milk, experts say

9/9/2013
Recycled Wastewater Safe for Crop Irrigation, Study Says

'Reassuringly low' levels of medications, personal care products found in food grown with treated sewage water

9/6/2013
FDA: Low Levels of Arsenic in Rice

Agency still studying effects of long-term consumption of the grain

9/5/2013
Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for the Brain

Review looked at effects of eating plenty of olive oil, vegetables, fruit and fish

9/5/2013
Impulsive Food Purchases Tied to Too Little Sleep, Study Finds

People may buy more food, higher-calorie items when deprived of shuteye

9/5/2013
When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food

But 'self-affirmation' can curb emotional eating, study suggests

9/5/2013
Lessons Learned From Cantaloupe-Listeria Outbreak

CDC report confirms potential for fresh produce to cause severe foodborne illness

9/2/2013
8/30/2013
Whole Fruits Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

But fruit juices appeared to raise risk for type 2 disease in long-term study

8/29/2013
Fast-Food Ads Aimed at Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food

Almost 70 percent include free toys or other giveaways, study says

8/28/2013
Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk

Studies also found that high-fiber, low-fat diet can change bacteria makeup for the better

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Pack Safe School Lunches

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness

8/27/2013
Could Heavy Coffee Drinking Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer?

Study linked lower rates of recurrence, progression to those who consumed 4 or more cups a day

8/26/2013
U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

8/25/2013
Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance, Expert Says

Start the day with grains, fruit and dairy

8/23/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Canned Seafood

Avoid products packed in oil

8/19/2013
Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk

Antioxidants may explain finding from large Swedish study, author says

8/19/2013
Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

Studies tied phthalates, BPA to insulin resistance, higher body fat

8/16/2013
Health Reporter Nearly Killed by Food Poisoning

She recovered from E. coli, but not before nine days in the ICU and another 10 days in the hospital

8/16/2013
When It Comes to Food, Be Safe Not Sorry

Experts offer advice to ensure healthy eating

8/16/2013
Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study

Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say

8/16/2013
Health Tip: Preparing Food With Less Fat

Skim the fat from soups and stews

8/16/2013
Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

Low-carb diets also were associated with reduced risk

8/15/2013
Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Researchers found a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains cut risk by 15 percent

8/15/2013
High-Fat Diets May Spur Overeating, Mouse Study Suggests

Chips are stacked against would-be healthy eaters, expert says

8/13/2013
Are Truck Drivers on the Road to Ill Health?

Greater demand for speed, efficiency take a toll, researcher finds

8/13/2013
Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke

People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study

8/13/2013
Eating Fish May Be Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

Salmon, mackerel contain inflammation-fighting omega-3

8/12/2013
Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease

Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study

8/12/2013
Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study