Food and Nutrition News

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3/14/2012
Lack of Sleep May Give You the Munchies

Sleep-deprived people eat more than 500 extra calories daily, study finds

3/14/2012
Recent Rise Seen in Foodborne Diseases From Imports: CDC

Fish, peppers caused 22 of 39 imported food-linked outbreaks between 2005-2010, review shows

3/14/2012
Your Neighborhood Can Affect Your Heart Health

People living near parks and trails, with access to fresh food, had healthier hearts

3/14/2012
Fatty Foods Might Harm Men's Sperm, Research Suggests

Small study finds lower sperm counts, concentrations for males on high-fat diets

3/14/2012
Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets May Each Help the Heart

Loss of belly fat through either method benefits arteries, study says

3/14/2012
Health Tip: Pack a Healthy, Easy Lunch

Here are some suggestions

3/13/2012
Race, Location Big Factors in American Diets

Study finds 5 major patterns of food consumption based on environment, background

3/12/2012
Sugary Drinks Can Be Hard on Heart: Study

Men who drank one sweet beverage daily had higher risk of heart disease

3/12/2012
Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests

Researchers contend diets laden with steaks, burgers boost death rates; beef industry disputes claim

3/9/2012
Survey Shows People Have Little Time for Healthy Habits

Heart association finds Americans struggle to eat right, exercise and brush their teeth regularly

3/8/2012
Cured Meat Products Linked to Lung Disease Flare-Ups

Nitrates in bacon, sausage, lunch meats might worsen airway disease symptoms, researchers say

3/8/2012
Fruits, Veggies Can Be Beauty Tools, Study Says

Skin color improves as consumption increases, researchers say

3/6/2012
Lack of Vitamin D May Harm Older Women's Health

Better prevention, treatment of deficiency needed for nursing home patients, researchers say

3/5/2012
Vitamin D May Cut Stress Fracture Risk in Girls

Yet consuming lots of dairy or calcium wasn't associated with risk reduction, study says

3/1/2012
Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study

Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

3/1/2012
Toxins Afloat in Shark Fin Soup?

Neurotoxins linked to brain diseases identified in fin samples, study says

3/1/2012
Trans Fats May Raise Stroke Risk in Older Women

Study found those who ate the most had 39% greater chance of trouble, though aspirin use helped

2/29/2012
U.S. Kids Still Eat Too Much Added Sugar: CDC

Though consumption has fallen, it's far above recommended levels

2/29/2012
Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm

Too much or too little of the mineral can hurt your health, evidence review finds

2/28/2012
Many Gaps in Fast-Food Nutrition Information

Calories can be hard to figure when menu items are meant to serve more than one, researchers say

2/27/2012
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Protect the Aging Brain

Those who consumed the most did better on tests of mental functioning, study says

2/27/2012
Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids

Some consumption guidelines to help parents

2/24/2012
Dieting Can Prove Dangerous for Kidney Disease Patients

Certain weight-loss methods can lead to organ damage, study says

2/24/2012
Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll

Sugary beverages can cause obesity, tooth decay, experts say

2/23/2012
Citrus Fruits May Lower Women's Stroke Risk

Compound found in oranges, grapefruits seems to have protective benefits, study finds

2/21/2012
Raw Milk Causes Most Illness From Dairy Products: CDC

Twice as many outbreaks occur in states where unpasteurized milk is legal

2/21/2012
Pig-to-Human 'Superbug' May Be Due to Animal Antibiotics

Livestock-associated staph infection underscores potential health problem, researchers say

2/21/2012
Is Avoiding Gluten in Foods Always Necessary?

Many who shun the component of wheat, barley and rye may not need to do so, experts say

2/20/2012
Fructose No Worse Than Other Sugars for Weight Gain: Study

Research suggests it's total daily caloric intake that matters, not the source

2/20/2012
Mexican-Americans' Diets Suffer as They Abandon Traditional Foods: Study

Second- and third-generation immigrant teens eat fewer grains, beans, fruits and vegetables than teens born in Mexico

2/20/2012
Gene Might Boost Risk for Obesity

Studies in mice and humans suggest mutation may make it easier to gain pounds on high-fat diets

2/17/2012
Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women

At least three servings a week seems to make a difference, study suggests

2/17/2012
Specific Dietary Goals May Help Diabetics Eat Better

Given target of eating 8 servings of fruits, nuts and other low glycemic index foods daily, most achieved it

2/16/2012
Arsenic Might Be Found in Some Organic Foods: Study

Problem may stem from rice-based sweetener in many of these products, researchers suggest

2/16/2012
2/15/2012
Dietary Help Can Boost Cancer Patients' Nutrition, But Not Survival

Study found that while some aspects of quality of life improved, death rates didn't budge

2/15/2012
E. Coli in Chicken Linked to Urinary Tract Infections

Study found genetic fingerprints of poultry bacteria matched those found in patients

2/15/2012
Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

And encourage kids to eat healthy food

2/14/2012
Switching to Water, Diet Drinks Linked to Modest Weight Loss

People who substituted for high-calorie beverages lost about 5 pounds in study

2/13/2012
Mediterranean Diet Might Be Healthier for Brain

Study found less damage to small blood vessels in people who ate certain foods

2/9/2012
Health Tip: Healthier Ways to Prepare Potatoes

Enjoy the nutrients without adding too many calories

2/8/2012
When Prodded, Restaurant Diners Often Opt for Smaller Portions

Study found power of suggestion worked, even when smaller meal was not discounted

2/8/2012
Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study

This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

2/8/2012
Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study

Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

2/8/2012
Big Drop in Americans' Blood Levels of Trans Fats, CDC Says

New findings focus on whites but studies on other groups underway

2/7/2012
Soft Drinks May Raise Odds for Respiratory Ills: Study

Asthma, COPD more likely for those who regularly consume soda, flavored mineral water, researchers say

2/7/2012
Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC

Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

2/7/2012
Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight

Babies who are spoon-fed purees more likely to prefer sweets, become overweight, study says

2/6/2012
Pancreas May 'Taste' Fructose, Hinting at Links to Diabetes

High-fructose corn syrup is ubiquitous in Western diet, and study suggests it could play unique role

2/6/2012
Many U.S. Kids Still Buy Unhealthy Snacks at School

Regulation needed to reduce students' access to junk food, researchers say