Food and Nutrition News

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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
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