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Health Tip: Reading Food Labels

Note serving sizes and percentage daily values

Could Good Manners Help Spur Holiday Weight Gain?

People may choose less healthy foods to avoid offending someone heavier, study finds

Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

Small, early study found contraction rate sped up after people downed beverage

Health Tip: Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Regular exercise is a key preventative

Health Tip: Keep Diabetes in Check

Suggestions for holiday eating

Exercise May Not Stave Off Holiday Weight Gain

Study suggests nothing can replace moderation in the face of high-calorie food and drinks

Expert Serves Up Turkey Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Take steps to prevent foodborne illness before, during and after preparing the meal

Smaller Bowls May Keep Kids From Overeating

Researchers say tactic could help curb childhood obesity

Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Study of 23,000 older women saw odds for a tumor rise as daily intake went up

Cash Incentives Spur Poor To Buy Healthier Foods

San Diego-area participants got matching funds to purchase specific products from farmers' markets

Healthy Lifestyle May Mean Healthy Pregnancy

Study pinpointed good and bad habits that could affect risk of complications

Start at the Healthier End of the Buffet

First three food items seen will comprise 66 percent of your total plate, researcher says

Mercury Levels Dropping in Younger U.S. Women: Report

EPA findings suggest those of childbearing age are making safer choices with fish, shellfish

Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Study linked a daily handful of any nut to 20 percent reduction in death risk over 30 years

Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed in Blacks, Study Suggests

When looking at blood levels in a different way, researchers found they may be adequate after all

Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men's Bones, Study Suggests

Instead, research found boys who consumed more milk had higher risk of hip fractures as adults

Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says

Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people

Your Afternoon Coffee Might Trigger a Bad Night's Sleep

Research suggests that drinking the brew even six hours prior to bedtime upsets slumber

Acrylamide: An Unwelcome Part of Your Diet

FDA offers tips on how to avoid too much exposure to the chemical

Many People Ignore, Miss Calorie Counts on Fast-Food Menus: Survey

Of 2,000 customers, 40 percent noticed the information and 10 percent used it

Health Tip: Cutting Down on Fat

Be sure to read food labels

Schools Can Set Tone for Healthy Eating

Encouraging students to try nutritious foods worked, study found

Health Tip: Cooking With Beans

Soak them to reduce preparation time

New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins

Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

Meat Products Could Raise Diabetes Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the findings

No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say

But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

Sugary Soda Habit May Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

People who drank 2 or more a day were more likely to have protein in their urine, a sign of trouble

Steaming Broccoli Preserves Potential Power to Fight Cancer: Study

Researchers found that boiling, microwaving destroyed enzyme needed to release key compound

What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?

Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow

Poor Diet May Spur Inflammation-Related Health Problems

Eating too much sugar and unhealthy fats linked to cancer and early death in study

Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health

They urge greater use of healthier oils, like canola oil or other vegetable oils, in food-making process

Upping Vegetable Protein Intake May Help People With Kidney Disease

More study needed, but initial findings suggest a benefit, experts say

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

The artificial additives are linked to heart trouble, doctors say

Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthy Pumpkin Treat

Add it to your favorite foods

Family Meals May Keep Kids, Parents at Healthy Weight

Study found it's best to eat dinner in kitchen or dining room

Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms

Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal

Smaller Belly, Less Deli May Reduce Kidney Disease Risk, Study Finds

Processed foods are usually high in harmful phosphorus additives

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids With Food Allergies

Specialist tells parents how to avoid trick-or-treating hazards

Can't Settle on a Menu Selection? Listen to Your Tablemates

Food choices can be influenced by your dining companions, study suggests

Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids

A type of DNA appears to be linked to bigger appetites, slower metabolism, study found

Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk

Researchers say finding might help identify people at need for preventive treatment

Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study

Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

Healthy Eating Can Help Marathoners Cross Finish Line

Dietitian offers last-minute training tips ahead of the New York Marathon

Ladies, Take 5 Steps to Avoid Osteoporosis

Many women unaware the risk of bone-thinning disease rises after menopause, experts say

California Teens Drinking More Sugary Drinks: Report

Daily consumption of soda, sports and energy drinks contributes to obesity crisis, experts warn

One-Third of U.S. Adults Are Obese, CDC Says

The number hasn't budged for years, agency notes

Shellfish Toxin Spreading to Eastern U.S., Report Says

Warming seas may contribute to growth of this potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says

Spice supplements appeared to improve menstrual cycles in small group of women