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Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart: Studies

Get your omega-3s from food, not pills, experts suggest

TV Time, Feeding Habits Set Babies Up for Obesity: Study

Practices that foster weight gain are common among U.S. parents, researchers say

Keep Your Heart Healthy

Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

Energy Drinks Popular With Troubled Teens, Study Says

Kids who are depressed or use alcohol or marijuana often consume the beverages, researchers report

Health Tip: Create Good Eating Habits

Start with a healthy breakfast

Health Tip: Limit Food Portions

And help make it easier to lose weight

'Five-Second' Food Rule May Be Real, Study Finds

Microbiology professor and students test the theory, find it isn't just a myth

Protein From Meat, Fish May Help Men Age Well

But Japanese study saw no such benefits for women

Health Tip: Baking With Less Sugar

Don't be afraid to cut back

Balanced Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Risk of Preterm Delivery

Increasing intake of healthy foods more important than eliminating unhealthy foods, study finds

High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span

But same study found the reverse was true when people reached old age

Schools Add More Fruits, Veggies to the '3 Rs'

And food waste hasn't increased because of the new guidelines, study finds

Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Proteins

Gain the benefit without the fat

Health Tip: Serve Kids Power Foods

Keep your young ones well energized

Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones

Study found DASH diet just as effective, less limiting, than traditional eating plan

Rising Fresh Produce Prices Tied to Higher Risk of Child Obesity

However, study also found similar effect with cost of fast food

'Eating for Two' During Pregnancy Could Pack on Too Many Pounds

Small study found those who closely watched weight gain did better

Early Signs That High-Calorie Diet May Help With Lou Gehrig's Disease

Regimen that boosted carbohydrate intake seemed to work best, researchers say, but more study needed

FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content

Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

Feeding Cats Smaller, More Frequent Meals Might Make Them Friskier

Changing dietary patterns to increase activity could help curb feline obesity, researchers say

U.S. Obesity Rate Shows Signs of Leveling Off

CDC study finds very young children seem to be slimming down, but more older women are obese

Chemicals in 'Western' Diet Show Alzheimer's-Like Effects in Mice

Whether findings might apply to humans remains to be seen

Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

Students' Health Habits Tied to School Success

Fitness, nutrition, proper sleep and TV restrictions appeared to make a difference in study of city kids

Monkey Research Shows How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help the Brain

Scientists found it boosted development of complex networks involved in thinking

Health Tip: Cut Down on Sugar

Watch how much you eat and drink

Health Tip: Pack the Right Sports Snacks

To help your young athlete succeed

Can Vitamin C Ward Off Stroke?

Researchers can't say for sure, but brain bleeds were more common among those with low levels of the vitamin

Food Price Hikes May Affect Those With Type 2 Diabetes

USDA study finds glucose levels increase as produce, low-fat dairy become more costly

For a Sugar-Free Valentine's Day...

Here are some alternative gifts for a loved one with diabetes

Health Tip: Staying Healthy Is a Family Affair

Don't let the kids go it alone

New Obesity Weapon: Kids Teaching Kids

Children more likely to listen to peers than adults, study suggests

Energy Drinks, Coffee Increasing Sources of Caffeine for Kids, CDC Says

Effects of excessive caffeine intake on youngsters aren't yet known, experts warn

Don't Pressure Preschoolers to Overeat, Experts Say

Filling their own plate may help young kids learn to understand their body's hunger cues

Want to Keep the Weight Off? Weekday Meals May Be Key

Study found most people weighed more after weekend, but those who cut back during week were thinner

Could Low-Fat Yogurt Help Ward Off Diabetes?

British study also found reduced risk with other fermented dairy products

Boosting Access to Healthier Grocery Stores Might Not Improve Eating Habits

Study suggests putting stores in poor neighborhoods isn't enough; promotional efforts also needed

Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet

Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

'Gastric Banding' Patients Often Have Dietary Issues, Study Finds

Weight-loss surgery may lead to nutritional deficiencies; supplements and counseling urged

Health Tip: Eating a Vegetarian Diet

It may offer health benefits

Added Sugar in Diet Tied to Death Risk From Heart Trouble

Sugar can be 'hidden' in savory foods as well as desserts and soda, experts note

U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study

Researchers found that kids consume at least twice the recommended daily amounts

Many Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Their Weight

And parents of normal-weight kids often think they're too thin, review found

Docs Detail Healthy Food Choices for Super Bowl Sunday

Pace yourself, pass on junk food, throw in some veggie alternatives

Many College Students Fear Going Hungry at Some Point: Survey

Factors include rising costs, lack of support even among those with jobs

Blood Test Might Help Tell When Peanut Allergy Is Gone: Study

Findings might one day benefit patients who go through therapy to build up resistance to allergen

Lower Obesity Rates Due to Better Diets, Not Economy: Study

A decade of urging Americans to embrace healthier food habits appears to be paying off, researchers say