Food and Nutrition News

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3/22/2013
Picky Eating in Youngsters Might Be Largely Caused by Genes

But study author says parents can still encourage children to try new foods

3/22/2013
3/21/2013
Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says

Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds

3/21/2013
Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide

Study finds overconsumption may have contributed to 15 percent of heart-related fatalities in 2010

3/21/2013
Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study

Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks

3/21/2013
Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm

But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says

3/21/2013
Most of World's Adults Consume Too Much Salt, Study Finds

Majority taking in double the recommended amount, increasing their health risks

3/19/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year

Study estimated beverages' role in worldwide obesity and heart disease, diabetes, some cancers

3/19/2013
Switch to Skim Milk Won't Prevent Toddler's Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors' groups

3/18/2013
Consumers View Foods With Green Labeling as Healthier: Study

Those more focused on good nutrition were most swayed, researchers say

3/14/2013
High-Fat Dairy Foods Linked to Worse Survival After Breast Cancer

Connection may come from hormones found in animal fat, researcher suggests

3/12/2013
Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Intake in Kids

And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds

3/11/2013
Full Pantry Plus Too Little Sleep Is Recipe for Weight Gain

More nighttime snacking seen in small study of young adults

3/10/2013
Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time

Tweaking sleeping, eating, drinking and online habits all can help, experts advise

3/8/2013
You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert

Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise

3/7/2013
Processed Meat May Play a Part in Early Death: Study

It found those who ate the most increased their risk of dying prematurely by 44 percent

3/6/2013
Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

3/4/2013
Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease

Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

3/2/2013
High-Fiber Diet Helps Heart Too, Expert Says

Learn to read food labels closely, he advises

3/1/2013
1 in 8 Adults May Have Sensitive Teeth

Survey of U.S. dentists finds rates highest among young adults, women

2/28/2013
Eating Out Can Hurt Heart Health, Expert Warns

One tip for restaurant-goers: avoid menu items that are fried, battered, creamy or cheesy

2/28/2013
Health Tip: Watch Your Cholesterol When Dining Out

Use these tips to stick to healthy meals

2/27/2013
Countries With More Sugar in Food Supply Have More Diabetes

Global study strengthens tie between sweeteners and type 2 disease, experts say

2/27/2013
Sibling's Death May Boost Your Own Risk of Dying From Heart Attack: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping methods can follow after losing a brother or sister

2/27/2013
Foods Might Serve Up High Levels of Chemicals Found in Plastics

Manufacturing process might introduce hormone-disrupting chemicals into dairy products, spices, researcher says

2/27/2013
Health Tip: Choose Low-Sodium Foods

Even convenience fare includes healthier options

2/26/2013
Lack of Sleep May Lead to Junk-Food Bingeing

Young men in small study ate more when sleep-deprived

2/26/2013
Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery

Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found

2/26/2013
Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems

2/26/2013
2/25/2013
Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids

Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor

2/22/2013
'Smarter Lunchroom' May Lead to Healthier Choices

Attractive positioning of fruits and veggies influences what kids eat, researchers find

2/21/2013
Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note

2/20/2013
High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds

Instead, the type of antioxidant-rich food you eat might be key, experts say

2/20/2013
Health Tip: Eating for Healthier Teeth

Stick to a nutritious, balanced diet

2/19/2013
Human Teeth Healthier in the Stone Age Than Today: Study

Food manufacturing progress altered oral bacteria, leading to chronic problems, researchers say

2/19/2013
Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study

Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk

2/19/2013
Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says

Pregnant women should limit the amount of caffeine they take in, experts state

2/13/2013
Outdoor Fast-Food Ads Linked to Obesity, Study Suggests

Where neighborhood advertising promotes eating, more residents are overweight, research finds

2/13/2013
FDA Should Work to Cut Sugar Levels in Sodas, Experts Say

Petition by leading consumer advocate group and academics urges artificial sweeteners be used instead

2/13/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

2/12/2013
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk

But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

2/11/2013
Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds

Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

2/11/2013
Poor Nutrition Can Bite Into Your Sleep, Experts Say

People with most varied diets are also best-rested, study finds

2/9/2013
Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns

These feeding problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies, expert says

2/8/2013
People Seem More Accepting of Food Addiction Than Other Vices

But obese people are less likely to be given a pass on their eating habit, research shows

2/8/2013
A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?

Scientists engineer an enzyme to stop the disease-causing process in a test tube, but more research is needed

2/7/2013
Southern Diet Might Explain the 'Stroke Belt'

Study found those who ate fried, salty foods and processed meats were more likely to have strokes

2/7/2013
Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection

Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

2/7/2013
For Restaurants, Healthier Menus May Mean Healthier Bottom Line

Increasing lower-calorie choices improves sales growth and traffic, study says