Food and Nutrition News

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8/1/2011
Health Tip: Dine Out the Healthy Way

Suggestions for eating right

7/29/2011
7/27/2011
Only 15% Use Calorie Info at NYC Fast Food Chains: Study

But 3 major chains saw calorie consumption drop after city law required details on menu boards

7/26/2011
Fatty 'Comfort' Foods May Alter Brain's Response to Sadness

Researchers probing the power of these foods track neural changes in scans

7/26/2011
More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food

Study found a third of food eaten now is cooked outside the home

7/21/2011
Many Don't Toss Perishables After Long Power Outage: Poll

Most Americans not prepared to keep their food safe during an emergency

7/19/2011
Restaurant Calorie Counts Can Miss the Mark: Study

While fairly accurate, there was 'huge variation' -- especially for low-calorie foods

7/18/2011
Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly

But more research needed, experts say, citing several limitations with the trial

7/18/2011
Health Tip: Keep Kids' Lunches Cool

And other safety suggestions when packing for school or camp

7/17/2011
Barbeque May Contain Hidden Dangers

Simple safety measures are key to avoiding food poisoning, burns, expert says

7/15/2011
Want to Eat Less? Try a Bigger Fork

Restaurant diners ate less food as the utensil's size grew, researchers say

7/14/2011
Food Industry Sets Standards for Advertising to Kids

New criteria are less stringent than U.S government's recommendations

7/13/2011
Health Tip: Binge Eating May Lead to Weight Gain

And type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other complications

7/11/2011
Fast Food Is King of the Neighborhood, Study Reports

Healthy foods need to be more available and affordable, eaters need education, experts say

7/11/2011
Higher Folic Acid Levels in Teens Tied to Academic Success

Folate levels should be monitored to ensure kids are getting enough, researchers say

7/8/2011
Losing Weight, Keeping It Off Can Be Two Different Worlds

Researchers find distinct strategies work for each but not both

7/7/2011
U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year

7/6/2011
Binge Eating May Be a High All Its Own

Natural marijuana-like chemicals in body could trigger craving for fat, rat study suggests

7/4/2011
Health Tip: Stay Away From Fad Diets

For instance, quick weight-loss schemes

7/1/2011
Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'

For every 10-gram daily increase, belly fat cut by nearly 4 percent over five years, researchers say

6/29/2011
Delaying Intravenous Feeding of ICU Patients May Aid Recovery

European researchers report holding off a week helps speed up hospital discharge

6/28/2011
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Saves Money: Study

Preventive drug therapy saved money too, but wasn't as effective as lifestyle changes

6/28/2011
Low-Income Families Often Miss Out on Proper Nutrition

Regular mealtimes, particularly breakfast, help promote healthier diets, researchers say

6/28/2011
Vitamin D, Calcium Combo May Halve Melanoma Risk in Some Women

Supplements only benefited those who had had another form of skin cancer, study found

6/27/2011
Doctors Urge Ban on Junk Food Ads During Kids' Shows

American Academy of Pediatrics statement aims to slow childhood obesity rates

6/27/2011
Health Tip: Avoid Unnecessary Eating

Don't use food as a 'pick-me-up'

6/27/2011
Calories, Not Protein or Carbs, Are Key to Weight Loss: Study

Diabetics gained similar benefits from low-fat diet emphasizing either proteins or carbohydrates

6/27/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Alter Breast Cancer Rates

Study authors recommend drinking less, exercising more and losing weight

6/24/2011
Snacking Totals a Quarter of Daily Calories for Many

Study found beverages account for half of those calories

6/23/2011
Poor 'Fat-Tasters' May Tend to Be Heavier

They seem to be more likely to eat more rich foods, researchers report

6/23/2011
Ways to Curb Childhood Obesity Outlined in U.S. Report

Identify overweight kids, encourage more activity, promote good sleep habits, experts say

6/22/2011
Chips, Fries, Soda Most to Blame for Long-Term Weight Gain

Study finds more exercise, less fast food could help curb obesity epidemic

6/20/2011
FDA to Step Up Inspections of Imported Products

Agency cites big increase in drugs, foods produced abroad

6/20/2011
One in 12 U.S. Children May Have Food Allergies: Report

Peanuts, milk and shellfish most common allergens, study found

6/19/2011
Dads Can Light Their Grills Without Fear

Experts say small changes in barbecue habits can counter cancer risk

6/17/2011
Truth About Ice Cream, Snow Cones May Be Hard to Swallow

Nutritionally, these summer staples come up empty, expert says

6/16/2011
High School Kids Get Too Many Sugary Drinks, Too Little Exercise: CDC

Only one in 10 kids meets federal goals for fitness, study reveals

6/16/2011
Fast-Food Outlets Near Schools May Not Be Making Teens Fat

The real issue, experts say, is making kids more knowledgeable about healthy choices

6/15/2011
More Olive Oil in Diet Could Cut Stroke Risk: Study

Seniors who preferred the oil had 41% drop in the attacks vs. those who rarely ate it

6/14/2011
Sleep-Deprived Teens May Crave Carbohydrates

Depressed kids also have a yen for carbs, study finds

6/14/2011
Health Tip: What to Eat When Going Gluten-Free?

Suggestions for avoiding the protein

6/13/2011
Could a Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Low-fat, low-glycemic eating plan improved 'biomarkers' of the disease, researchers say

6/13/2011
Sleep-Deprived People May Crave High-Calorie Foods

Findings add to evidence linking fatigue, weight gain, researchers say

6/13/2011
Health Tip: Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Start now to protect baby's teeth

6/10/2011
Study May Dispel Worries About High Levels of Folic Acid

Even if vitamin B12 levels are low, expert says, folate won't exacerbate problems

6/10/2011
Health Tip: Buy Healthy Foods on a Budget

Try these practical shopping tips

6/9/2011
Apples Help Keep Muscles Strong, Mouse Study Finds

Discovery may lead to new treatments to prevent wasting due to aging, illness, researchers say

6/9/2011
Health Tip: Teach Your Child Healthy Eating Habits

And avoid issues with their weight

6/8/2011
Dieters More Likely to Trust Food Packaging

Study found they believed labels suggesting product was 'healthy,' even if it was not

6/8/2011
Arsenic-Containing Poultry Drug Suspended From Market

3-Nitro fed to chickens contains arsenic that can be transformed into a carcinogen: FDA