Food and Nutrition News

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7/12/2012
Babies Born to Obese Mothers May Have Low Iron: Study

Iron deficiency at birth can lead to developmental delays

7/12/2012
Climate Change May Cut Cows' Milk Production in South

Humidity, hot nights can cause stress, making animals less productive, U.S. researchers suggest

7/11/2012
Diet, Weight Loss Ease Menopause Symptoms: Study

Large trial shows night sweats, hot flashes were reduced or eliminated with low-fat dieting

7/9/2012
More Proof Cranberry Juice Thwarts Infection

Popular folk remedy holds up in analysis of 13 previous studies on urinary tract infections

7/6/2012
Health Tip: Flavor Food Without the Fat

Use high heat for more intense tastes

7/5/2012
Explorers on Ill-Fated 1910 Polar Expedition Died of Starvation

The men needed far more calories than they were consuming, researchers say

7/5/2012
U.S. Schools Throwing the Book at Unhealthy Drinks

But 33% of elementary students still have access to high-calorie beverages, findings show

7/4/2012
Health Tip: Encouraging a Picky Eater

Offer a variety of foods

7/3/2012
Having a Blast on the Fourth? Keep Fido Safe

Offer dogs a quiet place to 'hide' from fireworks, expert advises

6/30/2012
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

Junk food, fast food are part of youth sports routine, study finds

6/29/2012
Gene Boosts Tomato's Color, But May Make It Less Tasty

Uniformly red, 'store-bought' tomatoes are not as sweet, study finds

6/28/2012
Job Worries for Parents May Mean Poorer Nutrition for Kids

Study found family meals suffered as work pressures increased

6/28/2012
Eating Vegetables May Protect Pancreas, Study Suggests

4 servings a day cut risk of acute pancreatitis by 44% compared to 1 helping, researchers say

6/27/2012
Fossilized Teeth Hold Clues to Early Human Species' Diet

2 million years ago, Au. sediba was still munching on tree bark rather than grasses, researchers say

6/27/2012
Pictures of Fatty, Sugary Foods May Spur Cravings

Stimulating brain's reward areas might cause overeating, researchers say

6/27/2012
To Improve School Nutrition, Involve Teachers and Parents

Junk-food 'interventions' decreased consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages by 30 percent

6/26/2012
Coffee Might Actually Help Your Heart

But moderation is key for folks with heart failure, study finds

6/26/2012
Certain Diets May Help Body Burn More Calories: Study

Low-carb and low-glycemic plans work best, but low-carb regimen has drawbacks

6/25/2012
'Dessert' With Breakfast Boosts Weight Loss: Study

But several nutritionists disagree with the finding

6/19/2012
Discount Supermarkets Tied to Rising Obesity Rates

Make healthy foods more affordable, researchers say

6/19/2012
Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium

Sprinkle shredded cheese on soups or salads

6/18/2012
Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure

But eating sodium-rich foods over the short term doesn't have the same effect, study suggests

6/13/2012
Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohn's, Colitis

Concentrated milk fat increased inflammation, but polyunsaturated fat did not

6/13/2012
Sleep Apnea May Spur Carb Cravings in Diabetics

Researchers urge primary care doctors to screen those with type 2 disease for the disorder

6/13/2012
6/11/2012
Junk Food More Appealing When You're Sleepy: Study

Sleep-deprived snackers are less likely to make good choices, brain studies show

6/8/2012
Fruits, Veggies May Help Smokers Quit

Those who ate more produce smoked less, waited longer to light up each day, study found

6/8/2012
Docs Aren't Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study

Obese teens often get the diet-and-exercise speech from physicians, but many overweight children don't

6/7/2012
Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

Researchers suggest new weight-loss strategies needed for these teens

6/6/2012
More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease

New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

6/5/2012
Low-Fiber Diet May Raise Teens' Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

And most teens don't consume enough 'roughage,' study found

6/5/2012
Disney to Curtail Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids

Change will affect the media giant's child-focused TV channels, radio stations and websites

6/5/2012
Study Finds Soy Supplements Don't Boost Thinking Skills

Older women who took soy did no better overall on memory tests than their peers, researchers say

6/5/2012
6/4/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Fighting With the Kids Over Food

Eat healthy yourself, setting a good example

6/1/2012
More Vitamin D Might Help Older People Stay Active

Seniors low in this essential nutrient more likely to have trouble getting around, study finds

6/1/2012
Healthy Diet, Exercise Extend Life for Women in Their 70s: Study

Participants who were tops in both categories had 8 times the odds of survival

6/1/2012
Daily 'Dose' of Dark Chocolate Might Shield the Heart

Another study supports the antioxidant goodness of dark, but not milk, chocolate

6/1/2012
5/31/2012
Atkins-Type Diets Look Kidney-Friendly: Study

Researchers find high-protein regimen safe for obese people without renal problems

5/31/2012
Preteen Food Choices May Help Predict Eating Disorders Later

Researchers aim to identify best age to start preventive efforts

5/31/2012
Gout Flare-ups Rise Sharply With Certain Foods: Study

Research found more attacks after high consumption of compounds called purines, especially from meat, seafood

5/30/2012
Scientists Map the Tomato's Genome

Consumers may someday enjoy better fruits, vegetables as a result

5/30/2012
Health Tip: Eat Right During Menopause

And help prevent weight gain

5/29/2012
Cash, Coaching May Boost Healthy Living

Study finds that simple changes, reinforced by incentives, can reap rewards

5/29/2012
Health Tip: Eat Right to Help Protect Your Vision

Concentrate on vitamins A, C and E

5/26/2012
Keep Food Safety in Mind This Memorial Day Weekend

Even locally grown or organic fresh produce can become contaminated, experts warn

5/25/2012
The Science of Tasty Tomatoes Lies in the Chemicals

Heirloom tomatoes, which have more naturally occurring chemicals than supermarket varieties, won taste tests

5/25/2012
Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles

Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

5/24/2012
Japanese-American Men With Low Vitamin-D Diet Face Higher Stroke Risk

Long-term study followed participants for nearly 35 years