Food and Nutrition News

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1/14/2013
Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids

Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

1/14/2013
Could Baby's Tummy Bacteria Help Spur Colic?

Balance of good/bad microbes may determine which infants have common condition, study suggests

1/12/2013
Winter Holds Many Hazards for Seniors, Expert Warns

Preparation, caution can help keep elderly safe from injuries and illness related to season

1/10/2013
Health Tip: Is Organic Better?

No pesticides or chemicals are used.

1/9/2013
Health Tip: Keep a Daily Food Diary

Write down what you eat to help you track calories

1/8/2013
Diet Drinks Tied to Depression Risk in Older Adults: Study

Higher odds also seen for regular soda drinkers

1/8/2013
How Much Caffeine in That Supplement? Hard to Tell

Study found that even when brands listed amounts, they often were inaccurate

1/8/2013
Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Bacteria Types: Study

This may play a helpful role in babies' digestion, immune systems

1/7/2013
Color of Your Cup Might Influence Drink's Taste

Serving hot chocolate in an orange or cream-colored cup will make it more enticing, study found

1/2/2013
Health Tip: Don't Overfeed Your Toddler

Stick to small portion sizes

1/2/2013
Is Fructose Making People Fat?

Simple sugar found in high-fructose corn syrup and elsewhere is tied to appetite changes in study

1/1/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Healthy Frozen Produce

Avoid added calories by skipping veggies prepackaged in sauces

12/30/2012
Lifestyle Changes Key to Weight Loss in New Year

Small steps can help people finally achieve that elusive resolution, expert says

12/27/2012
'Teaching Gardens' Nurture Kids' Interest in Healthy Foods

An idea that began at the White House can take root in almost any home, one expert says

12/27/2012
Kids and Healthy Eating Can Go Together

Initiatives from cooking classes to 'teaching gardens' can make it happen

12/26/2012
Health Tip: Calming a Fussy Baby

Swaddle the infant with a large, lightweight blanket

12/26/2012
Health Tip: Think Before You Eat

Are you really hungry?

12/25/2012
Keep Kitchen Utensils Clean While Preparing Holiday Meal

Cross-contamination can occur easily during cooking process, study says

12/25/2012
Holidays Spell Trouble for Folks Unaware They're Diabetic

High-salt, high-fat foods may put these people at risk for heart attack, stroke

12/24/2012
Make Holiday Meals Safe for Kids With Food Allergies

Expert offers tips for changing recipes and keeping potentially harmful foods separate

12/21/2012
Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight: Review

Breast-fed babies already have this advantage, experts note

12/21/2012
Mealworms: The Next High-Protein Food Source?

While beetle larvae may not seem appetizing, study finds they're more environmentally friendly than livestock

12/20/2012
Family Meals Encourage Kids to Eat More Veggies, Fruit: Study

Researchers also found that children mimic parents' healthy eating habits

12/19/2012
Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast

In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

12/18/2012
Veggies and Cheese as Filling as Chips For Kids, With Fewer Calories

Study finds tots who ate the healthier alternatives were just as satisfied

12/17/2012
Unhealthy Snacks Tied to Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk

Study found higher rates of precancerous lesions in people with Lynch syndrome

12/17/2012
Keep Tots' Milk to 2 Cups a Day: Study

Less won't give enough vitamin D, but more can lower iron stores, researchers say

12/14/2012
Less Mental Decline Seen in Older Blacks Who Went Hungry as Kids

Reason for possible protective effect is unclear, researchers say

12/14/2012
Health Tip: Managing Fructose Intolerance

Limit fruits and fruit juices

12/14/2012
12/13/2012
Saving Carbs for Dinnertime Might Help Control Weight

Experimental diet offered benefits in small study, but experts say it's too soon to say it works

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

12/11/2012
Junk Food Taxes Pay Off, Study Finds

Food-pricing strategies can reduce dietary inequalities, researcher says

12/11/2012
Coffee May Lower Risk of Death From Mouth Cancer: Study

Drinking more than 4 cups per day also lowered odds of dying from a type of throat cancer

12/10/2012
Could Kids' Salt Intake Affect Their Weight?

Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages

12/7/2012
Funding Meals on Wheels Keeps Seniors Independent: Study

State's support may help older Americans avoid nursing home

12/7/2012
Just Lowering Fat Intake Can Shed Pounds, Study Finds

Loss not as dramatic as with dieting, but weight stays off, researchers found

12/6/2012
Nutrients in Fruits, Vegetables May Help Prevent Breast Cancer: Study

Carotenoids are found in carrots, tomatoes, peppers, experts note

12/6/2012
Fruit Flies Use Detection System to Avoid Spoiled Food

Their brains are wired to sense chemical produced by mold, bacteria, study finds

12/6/2012
Thinking You Ate a Lot May Help You Feel Full

Study could point to new directions in weight control

12/3/2012
Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble

Study found patients who ate more vegetables, fruits and fish lowered their chances of heart attack, heart failure, stroke

11/29/2012
Despite More 'Healthy' Options, Little Change in Fast-Food Calorie Counts

Watch out for side orders, salad dressings, sauces and desserts, study says

11/27/2012
Diabetes Rates Higher in Countries Using Lots of High Fructose Corn Syrup: Study

But critics say this research doesn't prove the sweetener is any worse than other sugars

11/26/2012
Colorful Fruits, Vegetables May Be Key to Cancer-Fighting Diet

Fall favorites -- apples, cranberries, sweet potatoes -- are beneficial all year long, expert says

11/23/2012
Health Tip: Eat Well While Traveling

Suggestions for making healthful choices

11/22/2012
Soy-Rich Diets May Not Prevent Hot Flashes in Most Menopausal Women

Study suggests natural plant estrogens aren't effective for menopause symptoms

11/19/2012
Muscle-Building Teens May Go to Extremes, Study Finds

Desire for toned physique sometimes leads to harmful behaviors, research shows

11/19/2012
Health Tip: Fuel Your Body for Resistance Training

Eat enough whole grains, experts advise

11/18/2012
Food Safety Tips For a Worry-Free Tailgating Party

For starters, never leave cooked foods out for more than 2 hours

11/17/2012
Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Healthier Thanksgiving

Staying active, eating breakfast and controlling portions can curb holiday calories