Food and Nutrition News

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9/18/2012
BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study

However, it's not proven that the chemical causes increased weight

9/17/2012
Diets High in Fructose May Harm Liver in Some, Scientists Warn

Increased consumption of this sugar linked to altered metabolism, energy balance stores

9/17/2012
Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study

High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children

9/17/2012
Food-Assistance Program Sees $2 Billion Spent on Sweet Drinks: Study

Yet initiative's goal is promoting good nutrition

9/17/2012
Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Thinner, Study Says

Urban white women are most likely to check for nutritional content

9/16/2012
At-Home Moms Cook, Shop, Play More With Kids: Study

But working mothers can still take steps to make sure kids eat right, keep active, expert advises

9/13/2012
Health Tip: What's a Heart-Healthy Diet?

Foods to include, and those to avoid

9/12/2012
Health Tip: Taming Your Sweet Tooth

Sweets are OK, but only once-in-a-while

9/11/2012
Omega-3s May Not Help Your Heart After All, Study Says

It found no 'statistically significant' advantage in taking supplements, but at least one expert disagrees

9/10/2012
Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers

Study finding points to need for novel weight-loss interventions

9/10/2012
Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study

It's not certain why, but feeding practices might play a part, expert says

9/9/2012
Water or Sports Drink?

Plain old H2O is usually the better choice, expert says

9/7/2012
Pan-Fried Red Meat May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

Cooking at high temperatures triggers formation of cancer-causing chemicals, researchers say

9/7/2012
Antibiotics in Meat May Thwart Efforts to Make Sausage Safe

Process used to treat livestock appears to make pepperoni, salami susceptible to harmful bacteria

9/7/2012
Lettuce: Buy Bagged or Not?

Experts say recent recalls of pre-cut produce don't make it less safe than purchasing in bulk

9/4/2012
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Cholesterol Levels: Study

It's possible that other sources of the nutrient could help, researcher says

9/4/2012
Organic Foods Not Healthier or More Nutritious, Study Says

However, researchers didn't focus on taste, animal welfare practices

9/1/2012
Pack School Lunches That Are Healthy and Fun

Pediatrician offers tips on nutritious foods that kids will like

8/31/2012
Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds

8/31/2012
Diners Eat Less When Restaurant Has Soft Lighting, Music

Calorie counts per meal dropped but customers' satisfaction rose, study found

8/29/2012
Stroke Prevention: More Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers

But it's still too soon for recommendations, researchers say

8/29/2012
Low-Cal Diets Kept Monkeys Healthier, But Didn't Lengthen Lives

Study runs counter to previous research that suggested caloric restriction might boost longevity

8/29/2012
Confusion Over Diabetes Types Adds to Patients' Woes

Causes, treatment differ between type 1 and type 2 disease

8/28/2012
Vitamins, Minerals May Help Older Men's Sperm Stay Healthy

More intake of zinc, folate, vitamins C & E linked to less sperm DNA damage in advancing age

8/28/2012
Add Hurricane Menu to Your Storm Prep, Experts Say

Stock up on nonperishables, protein sources, powdered milk

8/23/2012
Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows

8/21/2012
40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

Affordable healthy foods, public smoking bans among the methods shown to work

8/21/2012
Popular Characters Can Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Too

Branding tactics used to sell junk food also may be used to promote better nutrition, research shows

8/20/2012
Could Food Flavors Act Like Mood-Stabilizing Drugs?

Early study suggests chemical similarities between prescription meds and certain foods

8/19/2012
College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

Dietitian says even small weight gain raises students' risk for chronic disease

8/16/2012
Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

8/16/2012
'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Harm Long-Term Weight Loss Efforts

Study found no differences among 'weight cyclers' and others as time went on

8/16/2012
8/15/2012
Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study

But industry and some health experts say the food may not be so dangerous

8/14/2012
Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds

Infants, toddlers reared on junk food scored slightly lower at 8 years

8/13/2012
Could Chocolate's Antioxidants Boost Brain Function?

In small study, a flavanol-rich cocoa drink seemed to have an effect, but one expert is unconvinced

8/13/2012
Junk Food Laws in Schools May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

In states with toughest regulations, kids more likely to maintain healthy body weight

8/7/2012
Drinking Iced Tea Raises Kidney Stone Risk: Study

Kidney stones affect about 10 percent of the U.S. population, researchers say

8/6/2012
Sugary Sports Drinks Plentiful at U.S. Schools: Study

Fewer stock soda, but fruit beverages, Gatorade-like drinks are widely available

8/6/2012
Chronic 'Butter Flavoring' Exposure Linked to Harmful Brain Process

Working with diacetyl may raise risk of proteins clumping in the brain, similar to Alzheimer's: study

8/3/2012
Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Death Risk in Older Adults: Study

Although cause and effect not proven, frail seniors appeared most vulnerable

8/3/2012
Race-Day Diet Can Make or Break a Competitive Cyclist

HealthDay reporter describes nutrition regimen for grueling West Coast bike ride

8/2/2012
Most Americans With Celiac Disease Don't Realize It: Study

On the other hand, many without the disease needlessly follow gluten-free diets

8/2/2012
Health Tip: Quench Your Thirst Without Extra Calories

Healthier beverages to keep you cool

7/31/2012
Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns

Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

7/30/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors

Offer healthy foods and snacks

7/27/2012
The Care and Feeding of Olympic Athletes

Right combination of food and fluid can be critical to success

7/26/2012
Health Tip: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast

Start the day by eating right

7/25/2012
Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

Obesity, poor diet contribute to acid reflux, which is sometimes linked to the deadly disease

7/24/2012
Health Tip: Snack Smartly

Don't overdo it