Food and Nutrition News

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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

1/19/2011
Daily Fruit, Veggies May Cut Risk of Heart Disease Death

Extra servings linked to greater reductions in risk, study suggests

1/17/2011
Big Breakfast May Not Lead to Fewer Daily Calories

Large morning meal doesn't deter people from chowing down later, researchers say

1/14/2011
Health Tip: Slow Down When You Eat

You may wind up eating less

1/13/2011
U.S. Aims to Make School Lunches Healthier

Less salt and fat, more fruits and veggies on the menu, USDA proposes

1/10/2011
Sugary Drinks, Foods Might Put Teens at Risk for Heart Disease

Study found those who consumed the most showed more signs of pending cardiovascular trouble

1/4/2011
Obama to Sign Bill to Improve U.S. Food Safety

Measure gives FDA new powers to protect public

1/4/2011
Health Tip: Prepare for Grocery Shopping

To help save time and money

1/3/2011
Food Diary a Great Tool for Losing Weight, Expert Says

Keep it simple, write down everything you eat and share with a nutritionist, he advises

12/30/2010
Urban Wildlife Adopt Not-so-Healthful Human Diet, Study Finds

Processed foods may contribute to high cholesterol seen in foxes, raccoons

12/28/2010
Dieting Resolution Works Best When Done in Stages: Expert

Setting a goal, visualizing it, then taking small steps boost odds of success

12/27/2010
Type of Formula May Influence Infant Weight Gain

Babies fed cow's milk-based formula gained faster, study finds

12/24/2010
Surviving the Holiday Buffet

Expert tips on enjoying yourself without getting indigestion

12/23/2010
Vegetarian Diet Cuts Kidney Patients' Levels of Toxic Phosphorus

Diet made it easier to eliminate potentially hazardous substance from blood, urine

12/22/2010
Too Much Fried Fish Might Help Make South the 'Stroke Belt'

Researchers find clue to region's high rate of 'brain attacks'

12/22/2010
U.S. Food-Safety Laws Overhauled

Bill awaiting Obama's signature would give FDA new powers to protect public

12/20/2010
Whole-Fat Dairy Products May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

Rare fatty acid found more in whole milk, yogurt and cheeses, researcher explains

12/16/2010
Inhalers Linked to Higher Odds of Diabetes in Asthma, COPD Patients

But the risk may stem from a 'pro-inflammatory' diet rather than corticosteroids, one expert contends

12/16/2010
U.S. Spending Millions to See if Herbs Truly Work

Research aims to remove the mystery around popular dietary supplements

12/16/2010
Most Young Children Consume Caffeine Each Day

Much of it comes through sodas, and it can keep them awake, study suggests

12/15/2010
Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade

But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

12/14/2010
12/13/2010
Many Brain Tumor Patients Turn to Alternative Therapies

With so many trying homeopathy, supplements as last resort, researchers urge doctors to offer guidance

12/13/2010
What's Good for Heart May Also Be Good for Brain

High 'good' cholesterol seems to protect against Alzheimer's disease, study finds

12/13/2010
Kids Not So Stuck on Sugary Breakfast Cereals, Study Finds

When given a choice and with fruit on hand, most will be happy with low-sugar fare

12/10/2010
Weight Gain Seems to Change the Brain's Response to Food

Over time, overeating slows people's built-in reward systems, expert suggest

12/8/2010
Certain Formulations of Omega-3s Might Help With Depression

A DHA-EPA combo seemed to work, but should never be a patient's only option, experts said

12/8/2010
Those Sweet Pet Treats May Foster Fatness

Sugar appearing more now in dog and cat treats as veterinarian warns of the consequences

12/7/2010
Contaminated Butter Points to Need for Better Surveillance, Study Says

After finding flame retardants in samples and wrappers, researchers say U.S. government testing needed

12/7/2010
Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Foods

To protect against heart attack and stroke

12/6/2010
Health Tip: Choosing Baby's Formula

Suggestions to help you plan what's best for you and your baby

12/2/2010
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say

Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

12/1/2010
Hearing Loss in Elderly May Be Linked to Folate Deficiency

Too little folic acid seems to affect auditory system, study finds

12/1/2010
Can Omega-3 Foods Prevent Eye Disease in Seniors?

Those who regularly eat shellfish, fish less likely to develop macular degeneration, study suggests

11/29/2010
Kids Who Eat Fruits, Veggies May Cut Heart Risk

And threats to heart can be seen in children as young as 9, second study says

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

11/28/2010
School Vending Machines Undermine Student Nutrition

Most carry junk food, which ups students' sugar consumption, study shows

11/25/2010
Fresh Seafood Shouldn't Smell Fishy, Food Science Expert Says

Following tips for buying, storing fish and shellfish can keep your meal safe and delicious

11/25/2010
Obesity Epidemic Threatens Fido, Fluffy, Too

This Thanksgiving, curb the urge to indulge your overweight pet, experts say

11/25/2010
Health Tip: If You Have Fructose Intolerance

You may have to limit certain foods

11/24/2010
More Protein, Fewer Refined Carbs May Keep Weight Off

Study found low-glycemic index foods such as whole-grain breads led to less weight regain

11/24/2010
Preparation Can Help Kids With Nut Allergies Travel Safely

Pack snacks, meds and sanitizing wipes to reduce likelihood of a reaction, expert suggests

11/24/2010
Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises

Don't try to do everything, just do what you can to have a happy Thanksgiving

11/22/2010
Eat Your Fruits & Veggies for Longer Life

Antioxidant alpha-carotene seems tied to lowered death risk, researchers find

11/17/2010
FDA Cracks Down on Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks

Products, which are popular with children and young adults, are unsafe, agency says

11/17/2010
Energy Drinks May Fuel College Kids' Alcohol Use

Frequent consumption of caffeine-loaded beverages tied to greater boozing in study