Food and Nutrition News

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9/6/2013
FDA: Low Levels of Arsenic in Rice

Agency still studying effects of long-term consumption of the grain

9/5/2013
Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for the Brain

Review looked at effects of eating plenty of olive oil, vegetables, fruit and fish

9/5/2013
Impulsive Food Purchases Tied to Too Little Sleep, Study Finds

People may buy more food, higher-calorie items when deprived of shuteye

9/5/2013
When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food

But 'self-affirmation' can curb emotional eating, study suggests

9/5/2013
Lessons Learned From Cantaloupe-Listeria Outbreak

CDC report confirms potential for fresh produce to cause severe foodborne illness

9/2/2013
8/30/2013
Whole Fruits Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

But fruit juices appeared to raise risk for type 2 disease in long-term study

8/29/2013
Fast-Food Ads Aimed at Kids Focus on Toys, Not Food

Almost 70 percent include free toys or other giveaways, study says

8/28/2013
Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk

Studies also found that high-fiber, low-fat diet can change bacteria makeup for the better

8/27/2013
Health Tip: Pack Safe School Lunches

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness

8/27/2013
Could Heavy Coffee Drinking Help Men Battle Prostate Cancer?

Study linked lower rates of recurrence, progression to those who consumed 4 or more cups a day

8/26/2013
U.S. Schools Show Progress in Healthy Behaviors, CDC Says

Report highlights good news: better nutrition, more physical activity and tobacco bans

8/25/2013
Good Nutrition Can Boost School Performance, Expert Says

Start the day with grains, fruit and dairy

8/23/2013
Health Tip: Choosing Canned Seafood

Avoid products packed in oil

8/19/2013
Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk

Antioxidants may explain finding from large Swedish study, author says

8/19/2013
Plastics Chemicals May Boost Kids' Risk for Obesity, Diabetes

Studies tied phthalates, BPA to insulin resistance, higher body fat

8/16/2013
Health Reporter Nearly Killed by Food Poisoning

She recovered from E. coli, but not before nine days in the ICU and another 10 days in the hospital

8/16/2013
When It Comes to Food, Be Safe Not Sorry

Experts offer advice to ensure healthy eating

8/16/2013
Kindergartners' Soda Intake Linked to Aggression in Study

Nearly half of urban 5-year-olds consume soft drinks every day, their mothers say

8/16/2013
Health Tip: Preparing Food With Less Fat

Skim the fat from soups and stews

8/16/2013
Mediterranean Diet May Help Thwart Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds

Low-carb diets also were associated with reduced risk

8/15/2013
Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer: Study

Researchers found a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains cut risk by 15 percent

8/15/2013
High-Fat Diets May Spur Overeating, Mouse Study Suggests

Chips are stacked against would-be healthy eaters, expert says

8/13/2013
Are Truck Drivers on the Road to Ill Health?

Greater demand for speed, efficiency take a toll, researcher finds

8/13/2013
Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke

People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study

8/13/2013
Eating Fish May Be Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study

Salmon, mackerel contain inflammation-fighting omega-3

8/12/2013
Diet Choices May Help Diabetics Stave Off Kidney Disease

Fruit, protein and moderate alcohol intake tied to lower risk of chronic disease in study

8/12/2013
Obesity Risk Factors May Vary for Boys, Girls

Playing team sports, even drinking milk affected kids differently in study

8/9/2013
Soda Tax Won't Curb Obesity, Study Contends

Consumers will buy other fattening foods that cost less, researchers say

8/7/2013
Could Hot Cocoa Improve Brainpower in Seniors?

Small early study hints it might help, but author says it's too soon to recommend nightly cup

8/7/2013
Food Additive Safety Often Determined by Those With Food Industry Ties: Study

Review finds strong conflict-of-interest issues in the approval process; experts call for changes

8/6/2013
8/5/2013
Lymphoma Risk Varies for Celiac Disease Patients

Blood cancer more common for those with continuing intestinal damage, study found

8/5/2013
Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

Study found those who drank more of them were more likely to be obese at age 5

8/4/2013
Healthy Eating, Good Night's Sleep Really Do Help Kids Learn

Experts explain importance of these habits to school success

8/2/2013
Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?

Foods rich in amino and fatty acids may help preserve insulin production, study suggests

8/2/2013
FDA Defines 'Gluten-Free' for Food Labels

Rule will benefit millions of Americans with celiac disease

8/1/2013
Health Tip: If You're a Vegetarian Athlete

Suggestions to get enough protein and nutrients

7/31/2013
7/30/2013
How Many Extra Calories Add Up to Obesity for Kids?

Study finds overweight children consume more excess calories daily than previously thought

7/30/2013
Health Tip: What Should Preschoolers Drink?

Offer water or milk instead of soda or sweetened fruit juice

7/26/2013
Skipping Breakfast May Not Lead to Weight Gain After All

Small study found it did not make college students eat more later in the day, contrary to popular belief

7/25/2013
Why Some Like It Hot: Personality May Sway Food Choices

Sensation seekers more likely to enjoy spicy tastes, study says

7/24/2013
For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

7/23/2013
Rituals Like 'Happy Birthday' May Make Cake's Taste

Meaning-laden acts seem to enhance the pleasure people get from food, study finds

7/23/2013
Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior

The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

7/22/2013
Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds

Men who miss morning meal much more likely to suffer heart attack, research shows

7/19/2013
Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

Candidates include people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or those with a wheat allergy

7/19/2013
7/19/2013
Researchers Focus on Eczema-Food Allergy Link

Breakdown in skin barrier that occurs with eczema could play role in food sensitivity, study says