Food and Nutrition News

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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

7/24/2012
Antioxidants Might Help Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

But the research cannot prove cause and effect, and better trials are needed, experts say

7/23/2012
NYC Ban on Super-Sized Sodas Would Cut Consumers' Calories: Study

Researchers find reduction of about 63 calories per fast-food meal

7/21/2012
Beware of the Potato Salad: Preventing Foodborne Illness in Summer

In warm weather, bacteria multiple quickly, food safety experts warn

7/20/2012
Many Americans Not Prepared for Disasters: Poll

Nearly half of adults surveyed do not have emergency supplies, researchers find

7/20/2012
Simple Measures May Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy

A walking program and healthy meal plan kept moms-to-be from gaining extra pounds during study

7/18/2012
Sugary Drinks Not Replacing Milk as Kids Age: Study

Children consume more sweetened beverages each day, but also keep drinking milk, 100% fruit juice

7/16/2012
New York's Trans-Fat Ban Is Working: Study

Customers consumed less heart-harming fat after strict restaurant limits imposed

7/13/2012
Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults

Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

7/13/2012
Weight-Loss Keys: Food Journals, Eating In, Not Skipping Meals

'Ladies who lunch' in restaurants lost the least weight in study

7/12/2012
Babies Born to Obese Mothers May Have Low Iron: Study

Iron deficiency at birth can lead to developmental delays

7/12/2012
Climate Change May Cut Cows' Milk Production in South

Humidity, hot nights can cause stress, making animals less productive, U.S. researchers suggest

7/11/2012
Diet, Weight Loss Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study

Large trial shows night sweats, hot flashes were reduced or eliminated with low-fat dieting

7/9/2012
More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection

Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

7/6/2012
Health Tip: Flavor Food Without the Fat

Use high heat for more intense tastes

7/5/2012
Explorers on Ill-Fated 1910 Polar Expedition Died of Starvation

The men needed far more calories than they were consuming, researchers say

7/5/2012
U.S. Schools Throwing the Book at Unhealthy Drinks

But 33% of elementary students still have access to high-calorie beverages, findings show

7/4/2012
Health Tip: Encouraging a Picky Eater

Offer a variety of foods

7/3/2012
Having a Blast on the Fourth? Keep Fido Safe

Offer dogs a quiet place to 'hide' from fireworks, expert advises

6/30/2012
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

Junk food, fast food are part of youth sports routine, study finds

6/29/2012
Gene Boosts Tomato's Color, But May Make It Less Tasty

Uniformly red, 'store-bought' tomatoes are not as sweet, study finds

6/28/2012
Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids

Study found family meals suffered as work pressures increased

6/28/2012
Eating Vegetables May Protect Pancreas, Study Suggests

4 servings a day cut risk of acute pancreatitis by 44% compared to 1 helping, researchers say

6/27/2012
Fossilized Teeth Hold Clues to Early Human Species' Diet

2 million years ago, Au. sediba was still munching on tree bark rather than grasses, researchers say

6/27/2012
Pictures of Fatty, Sugary Foods May Spur Cravings

Stimulating brain's reward areas might cause overeating, researchers say

6/27/2012
To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents

Junk-food 'interventions' decreased consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages by 30 percent

6/26/2012
Coffee Might Actually Help Your Heart

But moderation is key for folks with heart failure, study finds

6/26/2012
Certain Diets May Help Body Burn More Calories: Study

Low-carb and low-glycemic plans work best, but low-carb regimen has drawbacks

6/25/2012
'Dessert' With Breakfast Boosts Weight Loss: Study

But several nutritionists disagree with the finding

6/19/2012
Discount Supermarkets Tied to Rising Obesity Rates

Make healthy foods more affordable, researchers say

6/19/2012
Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium

Sprinkle shredded cheese on soups or salads

6/18/2012
Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure

But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

6/13/2012
Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohn's, Colitis

Concentrated milk fat increased inflammation, but polyunsaturated fat did not

6/13/2012
Sleep Apnea May Spur Carb Cravings in Diabetics

Researchers urge primary care doctors to screen those with type 2 disease for the disorder

6/13/2012
6/11/2012
Junk Food More Appealing When You're Sleepy: Study

Sleep-deprived snackers are less likely to make good choices, brain studies show

6/8/2012
Fruits, Veggies May Help Smokers Quit

Those who ate more produce smoked less, waited longer to light up each day, study found

6/8/2012
Docs Aren't Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study

Obese teens often get the diet-and-exercise speech from physicians, but many overweight children don't

6/7/2012
Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

6/6/2012
More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease

New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

6/5/2012
Low-Fiber Diet May Raise Teens' Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

And most teens don't consume enough 'roughage,' study found

6/5/2012
Disney to Curtail Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Change will affect the media giant's child-focused TV channels, radio stations and websites

6/5/2012
Study Finds Soy Supplements Don't Boost Thinking Skills

Older women who took soy did no better overall on memory tests than their peers, researchers say

6/5/2012
6/4/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Fighting With the Kids Over Food

Eat healthy yourself, setting a good example

6/1/2012
More Vitamin D Might Help Older People Stay Active

Seniors low in this essential nutrient more likely to have trouble getting around, study finds