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BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study

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

Diets High in Fructose May Harm Liver in Some, Scientists Warn

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

Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids' Health: Study

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

Food-Assistance Program Sees $2 Billion Spent on Sweet Drinks: Study

Yet initiative's goal is promoting good nutrition

Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Thinner, Study Says

Urban white women are most likely to check for nutritional content

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

Health Tip: What's a Heart-Healthy Diet?

Foods to include, and those to avoid

Health Tip: Taming Your Sweet Tooth

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

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

Overweight Teens Typically Eat Less Than Normal-Weight Peers

Study finding points to need for novel weight-loss interventions

Postpartum Depression May Lead to Shorter Kids: Study

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

Water or Sports Drink?

Plain old H2O is usually the better choice, expert says

Pan-Fried Red Meat May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk: Study

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

Antibiotics in Meat May Thwart Efforts to Make Sausage Safe

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

Lettuce: Buy Bagged or Not?

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

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Cholesterol Levels: Study

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

Organic Foods Not Healthier or More Nutritious, Study Says

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

Pack School Lunches That Are Healthy and Fun

Pediatrician offers tips on nutritious foods that kids will like

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

Diners Eat Less When Restaurant Has Soft Lighting, Music

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

Stroke Prevention: More Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers

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

Low-Cal Diets Kept Monkeys Healthier, But Didn't Lengthen Lives

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

Confusion Over Diabetes Types Adds to Patients' Woes

Causes, treatment differ between type 1 and type 2 disease

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

Add Hurricane Menu to Your Storm Prep, Experts Say

Stock up on nonperishables, protein sources, powdered milk

Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

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

40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

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

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

Could Food Flavors Act Like Mood-Stabilizing Drugs?

Early study suggests chemical similarities between prescription meds and certain foods

College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

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

Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

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

'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Harm Long-Term Weight Loss Efforts

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

Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study

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

Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds

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

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

Junk Food Laws in Schools May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

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

Drinking Iced Tea Raises Kidney Stone Risk: Study

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

Sugary Sports Drinks Plentiful at U.S. Schools: Study

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

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

Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Death Risk in Older Adults: Study

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

Race-Day Diet Can Make or Break a Competitive Cyclist

HealthDay reporter describes nutrition regimen for grueling West Coast bike ride

Most Americans With Celiac Disease Don't Realize It: Study

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

Health Tip: Quench Your Thirst Without Extra Calories

Healthier beverages to keep you cool

Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns

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

Health Tip: Help Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors

Offer healthy foods and snacks

The Care and Feeding of Olympic Athletes

Right combination of food and fluid can be critical to success

Health Tip: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast

Start the day by eating right

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

Health Tip: Snack Smartly

Don't overdo it