Food and Nutrition News

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10/10/2012
Health Tip: Dine on Seafood

Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids

10/9/2012
Importance of Family Meals Questioned

Study finds shared breakfasts, dinners have no effect on kids' academics, behavior

10/9/2012
'Mouth Feel' Makes Wine Go Well With Meat, Study Finds

Research suggests that 'balancing' opposite tastes makes food more palatable

10/9/2012
Health Tip: All Fats Aren't Bad

Some are beneficial in limited amounts

10/8/2012
Can Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk?

Study found lycopene, the antioxidant found in tomatoes, seemed to guard against brain attack

10/8/2012
Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity

10/8/2012
Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Make them easier to swallow

10/6/2012
Halloween Means Gobbling Candy

Expert offers tips to minimize sweets consumption among trick-or-treaters

10/3/2012
Early Humans Commonly Consumed Meat, Researchers Say

Lesions on skull fragment indicate that meat was regular part of diet more than a million years ago

10/3/2012
'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say

Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

10/2/2012
Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood

But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

9/28/2012
Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic

And make healthy eating fun

9/28/2012
Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed

9/27/2012
Antioxidants May Lower Risk of Heart Attack in Women: Study

Fruits and vegetables particularly good sources of the substances

9/25/2012
Working Out Cuts Women's Appetite, Study Finds

Regardless of weight, participants didn't consume more to 'make up' for calories burned

9/24/2012
Health Tip: Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Creative suggestions for healthier meals

9/22/2012
Positive Outlook Boosts Likelihood of Healthier Lifestyle

Better diet, fitness reported among those who feel in control of their destiny

9/21/2012
Kids Gain Weight With Sugary Drinks, Genes May Contribute: Studies

Supplying alternatives like water, diet drinks made a difference

9/20/2012
Can't Stop Eating M&Ms?

New study of rats' brains could hold a key to understanding overeating and obesity

9/20/2012
Obese Kids May Have Dulled Taste Buds

Lack of sensitivity may lead to eating more, researchers say

9/20/2012
Health Tip: Make Your Recipes Healthier

Cut down on fat, salt and sugar

9/19/2012
Cooking-Oil Combo May Improve Blood Pressure

Mixture of sesame and rice bran oils has heart-healthy effects, preliminary study suggests

9/19/2012
Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study

But the good news is that the 'DASH' eating plan does help those who follow it

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