Food and Nutrition News

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8/9/2013
Soda Tax Won't Curb Obesity, Study Contends

Consumers will buy other fattening foods that cost less, researchers say

8/7/2013
Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?

Small early study hints it might help, but author says it's too soon to recommend nightly cup

8/7/2013
Food Additive Safety Often Determined by Those With Food Industry Ties: Study

Review finds strong conflict-of-interest issues in the approval process; experts call for changes

8/6/2013
8/5/2013
Lymphoma Risk Varies for Celiac Disease Patients

Blood cancer more common for those with continuing intestinal damage, study found

8/5/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

Study found those who drank more of them were more likely to be obese at age 5

8/4/2013
Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

8/2/2013
Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?

Foods rich in amino and fatty acids may help preserve insulin production, study suggests

8/2/2013
FDA Defines 'Gluten-Free' for Food Labels

Rule will benefit millions of Americans with celiac disease

8/1/2013
Health Tip: If You're a Vegetarian Athlete

Suggestions to get enough protein and nutrients

7/31/2013
7/30/2013
How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought

7/30/2013
Health Tip: What Should Preschoolers Drink?

Offer water or milk instead of soda or sweetened fruit juice

7/26/2013
Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All

Small study found it did not make college students eat more later in the day, contrary to popular belief

7/25/2013
Why Some Like It Hot: Personality May Sway Food Choices

Sensation seekers more likely to enjoy spicy tastes, study says

7/24/2013
For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

7/23/2013
Rituals Like 'Happy Birthday' May Make Cake's Taste

Meaning-laden acts seem to enhance the pleasure people get from food, study finds

7/23/2013
Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior

The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

7/22/2013
Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds

Men who miss morning meal much more likely to suffer heart attack, research shows

7/19/2013
Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

Candidates include people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or those with a wheat allergy

7/19/2013
7/19/2013
Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link

Breakdown in skin barrier that occurs with eczema could play role in food sensitivity, study says

7/19/2013
7/18/2013
Calorie Advice on Menus Might Not Help People Eat Better

Customers may resist doing the math with every meal, study author says

7/15/2013
More U.S. Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Study looked at rise in body fat, waist size and salt intake over 13-year period

7/15/2013
Could a Gene Help Make You Obese?

Certain DNA might keep people hungry, study suggests

7/15/2013
Health Tip: Get More Bang for Your Beans

Add them to your favorite recipes

7/12/2013
FDA Proposes New Limit for Arsenic in Apple Juice

Move follows release of studies last fall showing worrisome amounts of the toxin in many brands

7/12/2013
Poverty Rate Still High Among U.S. Children: Report

Almost one-quarter live in low-income homes, which experts say affects their health and education

7/10/2013
Could Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain?

Researcher says evidence suggests they may, but industry rep disagrees

7/10/2013
Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern

7/10/2013
Exercise Up in U.S., But So Is Obesity: Report

Food control is the missing link, experts say

7/9/2013
Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

But an expert says findings are inconclusive

7/9/2013
Solid Food Timing for Babies Tied to Diabetes Risk

Study found ages 4 to 5 months safest for introducing solids to infants at higher risk for type 1 disease

7/8/2013
Listeria Outbreak Prompts Cheese Recall

1 person dead, 4 sickened; source seems to be Wisconsin company, CDC says

7/4/2013
Sleepy Teens Reach for Fast Foods First

Study found those who slept less than 7 hours a night were also less likely to eat fruits, vegetables

7/4/2013
Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts

Making sure gluten-free kids remain that way when away from home is challenging, but doable

7/3/2013
Ice Pops Interfered With Hospital Patient's Lab Tests: Report

Food additive might have led to false positive results for fungal infection

7/3/2013
Some Farm Workers Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

Findings raise concerns about U.S. livestock production

7/2/2013
Study Ties Red and Processed Meats to Worse Colon Cancer Survival

Patients may be wise to cut down on these foods, experts say

7/1/2013
Can Hi-Tech Avatars Promote Real-Life Weight Loss?

Virtual sessions on portion control and exercise helped women in small pilot study

6/28/2013
Night Owls May Pack on More Pounds

Study found they ate worst foods late at night, long after sound sleepers had hit the sack

6/28/2013
Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Researchers found that higher fatty acid intake cut chances of disease by 14 percent

6/27/2013
Color of Cutlery Could Change How Food Tastes

Finding might be used as a way to encourage better eating habits, researchers say

6/25/2013
Did Extreme Cola Habit Cause Woman's Irregular Heartbeat?

After years of drinking only soda, no water, her potassium levels dropped too low, report says

6/24/2013
6/21/2013
Mind Over Diet?

Study suggests people's beliefs about causes of obesity influence their eating habits, weight

6/21/2013
Gluten Allergy May Play Role in Gastro Woes in Kids With Autism

But finding doesn't prove a gluten-free diet will help kids with the developmental disorder, experts say

6/20/2013
James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

6/20/2013
Timing Is Everything When Eating Fruits, Vegetables

Study found that when they're eaten and how they're stored can determine their nutritional value