Food and Nutrition News

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2/27/2013
Sibling's Death May Boost Your Own Risk of Dying From Heart Attack: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping methods can follow after losing a brother or sister

2/27/2013
Foods Might Serve Up High Levels of Chemicals Found in Plastics

Manufacturing process might introduce hormone-disrupting chemicals into dairy products, spices, researcher says

2/27/2013
Health Tip: Choose Low-Sodium Foods

Even convenience fare includes healthier options

2/26/2013
Lack of Sleep May Lead to Junk-Food Bingeing

Young men in small study ate more when sleep-deprived

2/26/2013
Iron-Rich Diet Might Ease PMS Misery

Plant-based foods with iron, zinc may help stave off monthly symptoms, study found

2/26/2013
Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems

2/26/2013
2/25/2013
Food Allergies Tied to Impaired Growth in Kids

Early study suggests that avoiding allergy triggers might be a factor

2/22/2013
'Smarter Lunchroom' May Lead to Healthier Choices

Attractive positioning of fruits and veggies influences what kids eat, researchers find

2/21/2013
Fast Food Makes Up 11 Percent of Calories in U.S. Diet: CDC

But, that's a drop from 2003-2006, researchers note

2/20/2013
High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds

Instead, the type of antioxidant-rich food you eat might be key, experts say

2/20/2013
Health Tip: Eating for Healthier Teeth

Stick to a nutritious, balanced diet

2/19/2013
Human Teeth Healthier in the Stone Age Than Today: Study

Food manufacturing progress altered oral bacteria, leading to chronic problems, researchers say

2/19/2013
Early Exposure to Gluten May Help Babies Avoid Celiac Risk: Study

Swedish experts say introducing grain-based foods at 4 months, while still breast-feeding, may cut risk

2/19/2013
Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says

Pregnant women should limit the amount of caffeine they take in, experts state

2/13/2013
Outdoor Fast-Food Ads Linked to Obesity, Study Suggests

Where neighborhood advertising promotes eating, more residents are overweight, research finds

2/13/2013
FDA Should Work to Cut Sugar Levels in Sodas, Experts Say

Petition by leading consumer advocate group and academics urges artificial sweeteners be used instead

2/13/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

2/12/2013
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk

But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

2/11/2013
Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds

Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

2/11/2013
Poor Nutrition Can Bite Into Your Sleep, Experts Say

People with most varied diets are also best-rested, study finds

2/9/2013
Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns

These feeding problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies, expert says

2/8/2013
People Seem More Accepting of Food Addiction Than Other Vices

But obese people are less likely to be given a pass on their eating habit, research shows

2/8/2013
A Pill So People With Celiac Disease Can Eat Freely?

Scientists engineer an enzyme to stop the disease-causing process in a test tube, but more research is needed

2/7/2013
Southern Diet Might Explain the 'Stroke Belt'

Study found those who ate fried, salty foods and processed meats were more likely to have strokes

2/7/2013
Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection

Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

2/7/2013
For Restaurants, Healthier Menus May Mean Healthier Bottom Line

Increasing lower-calorie choices improves sales growth and traffic, study says

2/5/2013
Diet Drinks As Mixers May Make for More Potent Cocktails

Preliminary study suggests sugary sodas help delay intoxication

2/5/2013
Health Tip: Eating Because You're Bored?

Don't munch when you're not hungry

2/5/2013
2/4/2013
With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?

Large study found supplement use most often a personal choice, not a doctor recommendation

2/4/2013
Health Tip: Enjoy a Healthier Pizza

Favor mushrooms or peppers over meatballs

2/3/2013
Score Points for Hosting a Healthy Super Bowl Party

Limiting alcohol, substituting fruit for cheese trays can help cut calories, dietitian says.

2/1/2013
Chips, Sodas Out, Healthier Fare In With New School Snack Rules

USDA's proposals go beyond school meals to vending machines

2/1/2013
Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

Says highly caffeinated beverages can cause heart problems, especially when combined with alcohol

1/31/2013
Smaller Snack Portions Just as Satisfying

Study compared cravings 15 minutes after people nibbled or gorged

1/31/2013
Fish Like Grouper, Barracuda May Pose Food-Poisoning Risk

They can sometimes contain toxin that can't be detected before eating, CDC warns

1/30/2013
Study Shows Weight-Loss Myths Abound

Researchers find slim evidence to support many commonly held beliefs

1/30/2013
Vegetarianism May Cut Heart Disease Risk By Third: Study

Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels may be the key, researchers say

1/29/2013
Can Brightly Colored Fruits, Veggies Protect Against ALS?

Study tied foods like carrots, spinach and yams to lower risk of Lou Gehrig's disease

1/29/2013
Late Lunch May Mean Less Weight Loss

Spanish study suggests that having midday meal before 3 p.m. might help dieters

1/28/2013
Fried Foods May Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

But the research doesn't prove a link between the disease and French fries, donuts and the like

1/28/2013
Dog Treats Can Pack on the Pounds, Vets Say

Study also found bacteria in some bully or pizzle sticks

1/28/2013
First-Ever Guidelines Issued for Treating Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

Experts say rising obesity makes condition much more common in children

1/25/2013
Higher Fruit, Veggie Intake Tied to Lower Risk of a Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

But study couldn't prove cause and effect, and risks for other forms of cancer weren't altered

1/25/2013
People May Eat More When Headlines Bear Bad News

Study suggests stressing about tough times unleashes craving for calories

1/25/2013
Folic Acid Supplements Don't Affect Cancer Risk, Review Finds

This should reassure those in U.S., other countries where supplementation is common, researcher says

1/23/2013
Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites

In study, people given preset 'sips' of soup consumed less

1/23/2013
More Time at Family Dinners Might Curb Obesity in Kids

In study with low-income families, just 4 more minutes of mealtime was tied to healthier weight

1/21/2013
Health Tip: Avoid the Same Old Grain

Creative choices for your grocery list