Food and Nutrition News

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8/31/2012
Turning Off the Tube Linked to Healthier Weight in Teens

Study that limited TV time for a year found that kids, but not adults, gained fewer pounds

8/31/2012
Diners Eat Less When Restaurant Has Soft Lighting, Music

Calorie counts per meal dropped but customers' satisfaction rose, study found

8/29/2012
Stroke Prevention: More Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers

But it's still too soon for recommendations, researchers say

8/29/2012
Low-Cal Diets Kept Monkeys Healthier, But Didn't Lengthen Lives

Study runs counter to previous research that suggested caloric restriction might boost longevity

8/29/2012
Confusion Over Diabetes Types Adds to Patients' Woes

Causes, treatment differ between type 1 and type 2 disease

8/28/2012
Vitamins, Minerals May Help Older Men's Sperm Stay Healthy

More intake of zinc, folate, vitamins C & E linked to less sperm DNA damage in advancing age

8/28/2012
Add Hurricane Menu to Your Storm Prep, Experts Say

Stock up on nonperishables, protein sources, powdered milk

8/23/2012
Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report

As countries gain information and communication advances, populations pack on pounds, research shows

8/21/2012
40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

Affordable healthy foods, public smoking bans among the methods shown to work

8/21/2012
Popular Characters Can Help Kids Eat Healthy Foods Too

Branding tactics used to sell junk food also may be used to promote better nutrition, research shows

8/20/2012
Could Food Flavors Act Like Mood-Stabilizing Drugs?

Early study suggests chemical similarities between prescription meds and certain foods

8/19/2012
College Freshmen Urged to Keep Excess Pounds Away

Dietitian says even small weight gain raises students' risk for chronic disease

8/16/2012
Kids Who Can Resist Sweets Might Be Slimmer as Adults

Decades-long research shows self-control as tot may mean an obesity-free maturity

8/16/2012
'Yo-Yo' Dieting Won't Harm Long-Term Weight Loss Efforts

Study found no differences among 'weight cyclers' and others as time went on

8/16/2012
8/15/2012
Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study

But industry and some health experts say the food may not be so dangerous

8/14/2012
Baby's Healthy Diet Feeds IQ, Study Finds

Infants, toddlers reared on junk food scored slightly lower at 8 years

8/13/2012
Could Chocolate's Antioxidants Boost Brain Function?

In small study, a flavanol-rich cocoa drink seemed to have an effect, but one expert is unconvinced

8/13/2012
Junk Food Laws in Schools May Mean Healthier Kids: Study

In states with toughest regulations, kids more likely to maintain healthy body weight

8/7/2012
Drinking Iced Tea Raises Kidney Stone Risk: Study

Kidney stones affect about 10 percent of the U.S. population, researchers say

8/6/2012
Sugary Sports Drinks Plentiful at U.S. Schools: Study

Fewer stock soda, but fruit beverages, Gatorade-like drinks are widely available

8/6/2012
Chronic 'Butter Flavoring' Exposure Linked to Harmful Brain Process

Working with diacetyl may raise risk of proteins clumping in the brain, similar to Alzheimer's: study

8/3/2012
Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Death Risk in Older Adults: Study

Although cause and effect not proven, frail seniors appeared most vulnerable

8/3/2012
Race-Day Diet Can Make or Break a Competitive Cyclist

HealthDay reporter describes nutrition regimen for grueling West Coast bike ride

8/2/2012
Most Americans With Celiac Disease Don't Realize It: Study

On the other hand, many without the disease needlessly follow gluten-free diets

8/2/2012
Health Tip: Quench Your Thirst Without Extra Calories

Healthier beverages to keep you cool

7/31/2012
Menstrual Cycles May Affect Women's Shopping Patterns

Study found they were more likely to buy clothes, focus on their appearance on fertile days

7/30/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Malnutrition in Seniors

Offer healthy foods and snacks

7/27/2012
The Care and Feeding of Olympic Athletes

Right combination of food and fluid can be critical to success

7/26/2012
Health Tip: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast

Start the day by eating right

7/25/2012
Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

Obesity, poor diet contribute to acid reflux, which is sometimes linked to the deadly disease

7/24/2012
Health Tip: Snack Smartly

Don't overdo it

7/24/2012
Antioxidants Might Help Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

But the research cannot prove cause and effect, and better trials are needed, experts say

7/23/2012
NYC Ban on Super-Sized Sodas Would Cut Consumers' Calories: Study

Researchers find reduction of about 63 calories per fast-food meal

7/21/2012
Beware of the Potato Salad: Preventing Foodborne Illness in Summer

In warm weather, bacteria multiple quickly, food safety experts warn

7/20/2012
Many Americans Not Prepared for Disasters: Poll

Nearly half of adults surveyed do not have emergency supplies, researchers find

7/20/2012
Simple Measures May Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy

A walking program and healthy meal plan kept moms-to-be from gaining extra pounds during study

7/18/2012
Sugary Drinks Not Replacing Milk as Kids Age: Study

Children consume more sweetened beverages each day, but also keep drinking milk, 100% fruit juice

7/16/2012
New York's Trans-Fat Ban Is Working: Study

Customers consumed less heart-harming fat after strict restaurant limits imposed

7/13/2012
Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults

Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

7/13/2012
Weight-Loss Keys: Food Journals, Eating In, Not Skipping Meals

'Ladies who lunch' in restaurants lost the least weight in study

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