Food and Nutrition News

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11/18/2011
For Nutritional Punch, You Can't Beat Plant-Based Foods

Still, 90 percent of Americans eat too few fruits and veggies, health experts say

11/18/2011
Not Everyone Shuns Fruits and Veggies

Learning to love them as a child proves advantageous later on, one woman explains

11/18/2011
Health Tip: Eating Healthy for Vegetarians

Make sure you're getting enough nutrients and calories

11/16/2011
Even Without Weight Loss, Mediterranean Diet Helps Heart: Study

Foods like olive oil and avocados may help body use insulin

11/15/2011
Got High Blood Pressure? Kiwi Fruit May Help

Small study found three a day lowered levels more than eating an apple a day

11/15/2011
Health Tip: Watch for Lactose in Foods

If you're lactose intolerant

11/11/2011
Former Football Players' Brains May Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle

Better diet, more exercise might delay cognitive decline linked to head trauma, study says

11/11/2011
High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer

Review of studies suggests cereals, whole grains deliver health benefits

11/10/2011
Cooking Class Benefits Kids in Many Ways

Fourth graders learn about academic subjects along with food preparation

11/9/2011
Cavemen Knew It: Cooked Meat Offers More Energy

Our ancestors shifted away from raw meat 1.9 million years ago

11/9/2011
New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt

While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

11/8/2011
Health Tip: Causes of Failure to Thrive in Babies

Typical reasons for this condition

11/8/2011
11/7/2011
Runners Can Relax About Holiday Feasting: Study

Choosing meat over fruit tends to boost waist size, but risk may be lower for high-mileage runners

11/7/2011
'Food Challenges' Provide Best Allergy Diagnoses: Study

But too few U.S. doctors use them, researcher says

11/4/2011
Fast-Food Outlets Nearby Might Not Cause Weight Gain

Long-term study challenges belief that easy access leads to overweight

11/4/2011
Vitamin D Lacking in Many Spine Surgery Patients

Younger patients in study more likely to have low levels of bone-building vitamin

11/2/2011
Overweight Teens Don't Seem to Grasp Weight Loss Rules

Researchers find girls still drink sodas while exercising, and boys don't exercise at all

10/31/2011
Report Slams Makers of Sugary Drinks for Targeting Kids

Black and Hispanic children exposed even more than others, researchers found

10/31/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/29/2011
Experts Offer 'Lucky 13' Tips for Safe and Healthy Halloween

List includes what to wear, trick-or-treating pointers, food and drinks to avoid

10/28/2011
Will Eating Sweets Make You Sweeter?

Researchers find link between food preferences and personality

10/26/2011
Science Probes How Probiotic Yogurts Affect Your Gut

'Friendly' microbes might affect metabolism, but whether they're good for you is still unclear, researchers say

10/26/2011
Larger Food Portions May Be Seen as Status Symbols

People might eat more to feel like big shots, researchers find

10/24/2011
Study Casts Doubt on Hot Dogs' Link to Colon Cancer

U.S. mandate to cut wieners' nitrite levels hasn't led to lowered incidence of the disease

10/24/2011
Do You Really Read Nutrition Labels?

You might if they were better positioned, researchers say

10/23/2011
Nutrition, Hydration Tips Can Give Marathon Runners a Leg Up

Expert offers guidelines on what to eat and drink while preparing and competing

10/21/2011
Health Tip: Kids Should Eat Healthy, Too

What to order for them at restaurants

10/20/2011
U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns

Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

10/20/2011
Food Nutrition Labels Must Be Made Simpler, Experts Say

Doing so would make it easy for people to make healthy choices, IOM committee says

10/17/2011
Healthier Diet, Stronger Sperm?

Two studies show diet can affect mobility of sperm, quality of semen

10/17/2011
Health Tip: Make Calorie-Sparing Substitutions

Swap fattening foods for lighter fare

10/11/2011
Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene

Piling plates with fruit, veggies, berries reduced genetic risk in large study

10/11/2011
Extra Vitamin E May Be Associated With Prostate Cancer

Increase in risk is small, but finding suggests that supplement use can be harmful, researchers say

10/11/2011
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids' Language Delays

Moms started supplements before conception in Norwegian study

10/10/2011
Chocolate Could Be Sweet Defense Against Stroke

Swedish study found women who ate more lowered their risk by 20%

10/10/2011
Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study

Iron, vitamin B6 and others might increase the risk of death, researchers say

10/3/2011
Mom's Healthy Diet Might Cut Birth Defect Risk

Prevention involves overall eating, not just supplements, experts say

10/2/2011
Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth

Sugar creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause tooth decay, expert warns

9/27/2011
Fiber Beats Other Remedies for Constipated Kids, Study Says

Processed, 'white' foods blamed for common childhood complaint

9/26/2011
Broccoli, Cabbage, Other Veggies May Protect Against Colon Cancer

Apples and dark yellow vegetables also tied to drop in malignancies, study says

9/23/2011
Antioxidants Not Behind Red Wine's Healthy Effect on Heart: Study

No effect seen when people drank polyphenols in dairy-based drinks, researchers say

9/22/2011
Health Tip: Beware of Added Sugar

It can contribute to obesity

9/21/2011
Health Tip: Keeping a Food Diary

Suggestions for what to record

9/20/2011
Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?

Studies find benefits at 14 months and about 10 years

9/19/2011
Brains of Obese May Crave High-Calorie Foods More: Study

Finding might explain why overweight people stay that way, researchers suggest

9/16/2011
Research Reveals Why Hungry People Get Cranky

Stress, hunger trigger fluctuating levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain, scans show

9/15/2011
An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away

Fruits and vegetables with white flesh associated with drop in stroke risk, study finds

9/15/2011
Not Enough Kids Drink Low-Fat Milk, U.S. Study Finds

Nearly a third of children and teens report they consume whole milk

9/9/2011
Bad Body Odor May Be Caused by Metabolic Disorder

But the condition can be eased by dietary changes