Food and Nutrition News

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12/26/2013
Health Tip: Help Boost Your Immune System

Be sure to eat these recommended foods

12/25/2013
Food Safety Counts, Especially During the Holiday Season

Hand washing is key to preventing the spread of foodborne illnesses, expert advises

12/25/2013
Health Tip: Opt for Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods

Choose items rich in antioxidants

12/23/2013
Eating More Nuts During Pregnancy Might Help Prevent Allergies in Kids: Study

Experts say mothers who consume more nuts won't raise -- and might reduce -- risk in children

12/23/2013
Health Tip: Eat Smart

Don't overdo it at a restaurant

12/20/2013
Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

International study looked at fiber from wide range of sources

12/19/2013
Study Finds Widespread Contamination in Chicken

Potentially harmful bacteria and antibiotic resistance common in 316 raw poultry samples tested

12/16/2013
Diabetes Drug Metformin Tied to Slight Weight Loss in Obese Kids

But, experts say drug isn't meant for that use, while diet and exercise have proven effective

12/16/2013
Doctors Warn Against Raw Milk for Kids, Pregnant Women

Policy statement from pediatricians' group bolstered by Minnesota study on foodborne illness

12/15/2013
Working Out May Help Counteract Holiday Eating

Men who overstuffed but exercised showed less harm to their health in study

12/13/2013
Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men

Study followed Swedish seniors for six years

12/13/2013
Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium

Green, leafy vegetables are great sources

12/11/2013
Gut Bacteria Shift Quickly After Changes in Diet, Study Shows

Number and type of gut microbes shifted within a day of eating plant- or animal-based foods exclusively

12/11/2013
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/11/2013
Health Tip: Go Easy on the Gravy

And lighten the fat content

12/10/2013
Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study

Finding might have implications for Alzheimer's treatment, although more work must be done

12/6/2013
Switching to Healthier Eating May Cost You More

Following a healthy diet runs about $1.50 more a day than junk food, study finds

12/5/2013
Health Tip: Reading Food Labels

Note serving sizes and percentage daily values

12/4/2013
Could Good Manners Help Spur Holiday Weight Gain?

People may choose less healthy foods to avoid offending someone heavier, study finds

12/2/2013
Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

Small, early study found contraction rate sped up after people downed beverage

11/28/2013
Health Tip: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Regular exercise is a key preventative

11/28/2013
Health Tip: Keep Diabetes in Check

Suggestions for holiday eating

11/27/2013
Exercise May Not Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

Study suggests nothing can replace moderation in the face of high-calorie food and drinks

11/27/2013
Expert Serves Up Turkey Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness before, during and after preparing the meal

11/25/2013
Smaller Bowls May Keep Kids From Overeating

Researchers say tactic could help curb childhood obesity

11/22/2013
Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Study of 23,000 older women saw odds for a tumor rise as daily intake went up

11/22/2013
Cash Incentives Spur Poor To Buy Healthier Foods

San Diego-area participants got matching funds to purchase specific products from farmers' markets

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