Food and Nutrition News

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5/31/2012
Gout Flare-ups Rise Sharply With Certain Foods: Study

Research found more attacks after high consumption of compounds called purines, especially from meat, seafood

5/30/2012
Scientists Map the Tomato's Genome

Consumers may someday enjoy better fruits, vegetables as a result

5/30/2012
Health Tip: Eat Right During Menopause

And help prevent weight gain

5/29/2012
Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living

Study finds that simple changes, reinforced by incentives, can reap rewards

5/29/2012
Health Tip: Eat Right to Help Protect Your Vision

Concentrate on vitamins A, C and E

5/26/2012
Keep Food Safety in Mind This Memorial Day Weekend

Even locally grown or organic fresh produce can become contaminated, experts warn

5/25/2012
The Science of Tasty Tomatoes Lies in the Chemicals

Heirloom tomatoes, which have more naturally occurring chemicals than supermarket varieties, won taste tests

5/25/2012
Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

5/24/2012
Japanese-American Men With Low Vitamin-D Diet Face Higher Stroke Risk

Long-term study followed participants for nearly 35 years

5/24/2012
Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study

Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

5/23/2012
Mouse Study Sheds Light on How Diet May Affect Epilepsy

Strict diet seems to protect against seizures by altering brain metabolism, research shows

5/23/2012
Health Tip: Avoiding Gluten

A key task if you have celiac disease

5/22/2012
Body Building, Diet Supplements Linked to Liver Damage: Study

These products could provide a target for regulation, researchers say

5/21/2012
Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer

Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

5/21/2012
Could Compound in Artificial Sweeteners Worsen Crohn's Disease?

Lab study suggests maltodextrin may encourage growth of E. coli bacteria in small intestine

5/18/2012
One-Third of U.S. Homeless Population Is Obese: Study

They may rely on cheap, fattening foods to fill up, researchers say

5/18/2012
Healthy Dieting in Pregnancy May Be Helpful

Review found fewer excess pounds and complications with healthy diet vs. exercise

5/18/2012
'Bad' Fat May Hurt Brain Function Over Time

But researchers report that 'good' fat may help preserve thinking and memory

5/17/2012
It's Not Just What You Eat, It's When You Eat, Mouse Study Finds

Restricting eating hours didn't cut calorie intake, yet the animals gained less weight

5/16/2012
Daily Coffee May Help Keep Grim Reaper Away

Three cups linked to 10% lower odds of dying from typical causes, federal study finds

5/16/2012
Education Is Key to Health: Report

Along with poverty, less schooling linked to more chronic disease, disability and shorter life

5/14/2012
Health Tip: Tame Your Food Cravings

Wait 20 minutes, since cravings usually are short-lived

5/12/2012
Shape Up, Safely, for Summer

Be realistic and don't overdo it, experts say

5/10/2012
Gut Bugs Might Influence Child's Odds for Obesity

Heavy kids had higher levels of certain microbes, as did kids who ate little protein, study finds

5/8/2012
Probiotic Products May Prevent Antibiotic-Linked Diarrhea

Study suggests microbes in special yogurts, other foods may help common complaint

5/8/2012
U.S. Report Outlines Strategies to Prevent Obesity

Promoting daily physical activity, making healthful food readily available are key components

5/8/2012
Could Eating Fast Increase Diabetes Risk?

Preliminary study found people with type 2 disease reported eating more quickly

5/7/2012
For Healthier Eating, Keep Fruits, Veggies Within Reach

Study involving college students found proximity mattered

5/7/2012
Lots of TV May Harm Kids' Diet

Children who watch the most television have worst eating habits, study finds

5/7/2012
U.S. Obesity Rate Set to Soar, Costing Billions: CDC

But researchers add the rise might be somewhat less than previously estimated

5/3/2012
Why You Overeat Even When You're Full

Small study explores how body reacts when aroused by tempting treats

5/2/2012
Genes Might Cause Some to Shun Pork

People with certain DNA are turned off by the meat's smell, small study finds

5/2/2012
Eating More Foods Rich in Omega-3s May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study

High consumption was associated with lower levels of protein linked to dementia

5/2/2012
Energy and Sports Drinks Eat Away at Teeth, Study Finds

But beverage industry disputes the claim, saying many factors contribute to enamel erosion

5/1/2012
Fish Oil Doesn't Cut Failure Rate of Hemodialysis Grafts

However, kidney patients taking fish-oil supplements had fewer problems with clots, study says

4/30/2012
Having Kids Doesn't Inspire Adults to Eat Healthier: Study

But at least new parents' diets didn't get worse, researchers say

4/30/2012
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

4/27/2012
Vitamin D May Affect Lung Transplant Success

Vitamin deficiency associated with higher rates of rejection, infection and death, study shows

4/27/2012
Health Tip: What Constitutes 'Healthy Eating?'

Avoid too much of the same food

4/26/2012
Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say

Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

4/26/2012
Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory

Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

4/25/2012
Health Tip: When Seniors Are Malnourished

Symptoms may include lack of energy

4/24/2012
Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

4/24/2012
Could the Childhood Obesity 'Epidemic' Be Ebbing?

Massachusetts study finds significant decline in rates for kids under 6

4/24/2012
Health Tip: Eat Less

For starters, avoid large portions

4/19/2012
Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Odds for an attack were slightly less than for those who ate higher-fat fare, study found

4/18/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Their Nutrients

Including calcium and vitamin D

4/17/2012
Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications

Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

4/16/2012
Fast Food Is Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas

International chains sell same items abroad but with less sodium, study finds

4/13/2012
'Red Tide' Likely in New England This Season, Experts Warn

Severe bloom would close shellfish beds