Food and Nutrition News

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3/23/2011
Americans' Exposure to Mercury From Fish Won't Harm Hearts: Study

Large analysis finds no detectable cardiovascular danger

3/23/2011
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension

The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

3/23/2011
Sleep Less, Eat More: Study

Those who slept 4 hours consumed about 300 more calories a day than those who slept 9 hours

3/22/2011
Whole Grain Cereal May Help Control Blood Pressure

Men who consumed seven or more servings a week reduced their risk of hypertension by about 20%, study finds

3/22/2011
Fiber May Lessen Lifetime Risk for Heart Problems

Study finds that odds of disease were lowest for those who consumed the most fiber

3/22/2011
Poor Diet Linked to Early Signs of Heart Risks in Obese Kids

Lack of healthy food in youth seems to cause inflammation, insulin resistance, study finds

3/21/2011
Severe Eczema Linked to Lasting Milk, Egg Allergy in Kids

Mild cases of the skin condition suggest children may outgrow the food reactions, researchers say

3/21/2011
Outgrowing Milk Allergy May Take Some Babies Longer Than Expected

Just a third of infants leave their allergy behind by 30 months, study finds

3/15/2011
Health Tip: Get Creative in the Kitchen

Solutions for healthier cooking

3/15/2011
Explosions Continue to Rock Japanese Nuclear Complex

More radiation released into atmosphere, government officials report

3/14/2011
Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight

Study found omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of age-related macular degeneration

3/14/2011
Diets Rich in Vitamin B May Help Prevent PMS, Study Finds

Foods with thiamine, riboflavin had positive effects; vitamin supplements did not

3/14/2011
Explosion Rocks 2nd Nuclear Reactor in Japan

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the site and beyond

3/13/2011
Crisis Worsens at Crippled Nuke Plant in Japan: Reports

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the reactors and beyond

3/12/2011
Radiation Declining at Crippled Nuke Plant in Japan: Official

U.S. radiation expert cites potential health risks to those at the reactor and beyond

3/10/2011
Poor Diet in Pregnancy Tied to Disease in Offspring: Rat Study

Prenatal malnourishment may affect gene that influences long-term health, researchers suggest

3/8/2011
Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers found diet was associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

3/8/2011
Health Tip: Don't Let Lost Pounds Return

Suggestions to maintain a healthy body weight

3/7/2011
Cartoon Branding Affects Kids' Cereal Choice, Regardless of Taste

But if no characters are on the box, kids prefer product promoting health over sugar, study finds

3/6/2011
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

Powerful nutrient is found in fish, poultry, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, researchers say

3/6/2011
To Eat More Fruit, Picture a Fruit Salad

Visualizing healthy eating helps people do it, research suggests

3/4/2011
Health Tip: What's Behind Iron Deficiency

Here are some common risk factors

2/25/2011
Health Tip: If Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis

Make sure nutritional needs are met

2/23/2011
Fast Response Crucial in Outbreaks of Food-Borne Illness: Study

Scientists say swift action can contain the problem, limit number of infections

2/23/2011
Pot Ingredient May Restore Appetite After Chemo

Cancer patients given THC ate more protein, said food 'tasted better,' small study finds

2/15/2011
Eating Breakfast May Lead Teen Moms to Better Health

Their offspring benefit too, expert says, from a healthier role model

2/15/2011
Calorie Labels Don't Affect Kids' Fast-Food Choices

In study, labeling got noticed but didn't influence orders

2/14/2011
Diet High in Fiber Might Lengthen Your Life

Eating lots of whole grains reduced risk of dying from any cause, study found

2/14/2011
Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids: Study

Children with existing health or emotional issues most at risk, researchers say

2/14/2011
Berries May Offer Sweet Protection Against Parkinson's Disease

They're rich in an antioxidant that seems to shield men and women from the illness, study finds

2/10/2011
Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

But experts stress crucial nutrient still protects against birth defects

2/9/2011
Mouse Study Suggests New Clues to Celiac Disease

Retinoic acid might spur digestive disorder in those with genetic susceptibility

2/9/2011
Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?

Researchers find a 61% increased risk among those who drink daily

2/9/2011
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Portion Control

They may be less likely to overeat

2/8/2011
Processed, Fatty Foods May Dumb Down Your Kids: Study

But healthful diet for toddlers can boost intelligence later on, researchers say

2/7/2011
Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

Sedentary lifestyles, poor food choices must be addressed to reverse trend, researcher says

2/7/2011
Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

But the risk was found only in bottle-fed babies, study reports

2/4/2011
Quality of Family Mealtimes May Affect Kids' Asthma

Keeping dinner conversation free from TV, disruptions linked to better health, study found

2/4/2011
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report

As economies grow, nations see increasing rates of lifestyle-related diseases, experts say

2/4/2011
Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

2/4/2011
Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms

But researchers add that not all kids helped; long-term effectiveness unknown

2/3/2011
How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses

For those who tend to overindulge in food and alcohol, a doctor has a few simple tips

2/2/2011
Better Nutrition Seems to Help Preemies With Lung Disease

Babies with above-average weight gain showed the most improvement, small study finds

1/31/2011
New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus on Salt Reduction

Slashing sodium intake, switching to healthier fats key features of advisory

1/28/2011
'Western' Diet May Raise Risk of Kidney Function Decline

Eating more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy offers protection, study suggests

1/28/2011
Teens With Food Allergies May Feel Unsafe at School

Younger children report feeling more confident because of greater supervision, small study finds

1/27/2011
TV: A Sneaky Part of the Food Pyramid

Many restaurants have them, but experts say they promote bad eating habits

1/27/2011
Kids Fed Unhealthy Foods Learn to Prefer Them

U.S. preschoolers able to recognize fast-food, cola brand images, study found

1/25/2011
Changing Parental Behavior May Help Obese Kids Lose Weight

Young children of parents who took classes in nutrition, exercise kept weight off for 2 years

1/20/2011
Health Tip: Seniors, Focus on Nutrition

And avoid complications of malnourishment