Food and Nutrition News

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11/15/2010
Study Urges Teens to Cut Down on Salt

Doing so could reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease later in life

11/12/2010
Sight of Meat Puts People at Ease, Study Suggests

Finding surprised researchers who expected a more aggressive response

11/12/2010
Health Tip: Omega 3s Are Essential Fatty Acids

But your body doesn't produce them

11/11/2010
Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Know the risk factors and warning signs, experts advise

11/11/2010
Many Kids Skipping Meals, Snacking Instead

U.S. survey finds they typically miss breakfast or dinner but get lunch at school

11/10/2010
Special Infant Formula Might Help Shield Babies from Type 1 Diabetes

Study suggested a protective effect, but experts say it's too early for recommendations

11/10/2010
Positive Attitude, Planning May Help Women Through Menopause

Women should start preparing for the change when they hit perimenopause, specialist says

11/10/2010
Women Who Drink Sugary Beverages Raise Risk of Gout

Study found risk increased with consumption of high-fructose drinks

11/10/2010
Health Tip: Help Prevent Foodborne Illness

Suggestions to try at the grocery store

11/9/2010
Soy Chemicals May Lower Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer

Other studies at cancer meeting look at effect on women of hormone therapy, exercise

11/4/2010
U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report

Institute of Medicine calls for healthier meals for kids, adults in day care facilities

11/2/2010
Online Feedback May Boost Weight-Loss Success

Adding computer-generated messages to program increased effectiveness, researchers found

11/2/2010
Fish Oil Supplements May Not Slow Alzheimer's

Study found no cognitive differences between those who took them and those who didn't

11/2/2010
Poor Diet May Make COPD Worse, Study Finds

Antioxidant deficiency tied to lower lung function, especially for men

11/1/2010
High-Calorie Drinks Still Widely Sold in U.S. Elementary Schools

Despite national guidelines, nearly half of students can buy unhealthy beverages, study finds

11/1/2010
Adding Monounsaturated Fats to Diet May Boost Heart Health

Study found evidence of higher 'good' cholesterol levels and decreased 'bad' levels

11/1/2010
Eating Peanuts While Pregnant May Raise Child's Allergy Risks

Link found between moms-to-be who consumed them and nut sensitivity in infants

10/31/2010
Halloween Candy Has Limited Shelf Life

Chocolates past expiration date may cause illness, expert says

10/27/2010
Eating Whole Grains, Fewer Refined Grains, May Help Heart

Substituting brown rice for white is one way to reduce harmful type of body fat, study finds

10/27/2010
Healthy Living Can Prevent Nearly 25% of Colorectal Cancers

Study cites good diet, exercise, moderate drinking among key factors

10/26/2010
Fish Oil Might Help Fight Gum Disease

Study found eating moderate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids seemed beneficial

10/26/2010
Dietary Fats Seem to Affect Sperm Quality

Harvard researchers found downside to saturated and monounsaturated fats

10/22/2010
Counseling for New Moms Can Sway Kids' Eating Habits

Program helped children eat healthier, avoid overweight, researchers found

10/21/2010
People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

Credit, debit cards seem to encourage impulsive shopping for unhealthy items, study finds

10/20/2010
Can Coffee, Tea Lower Brain Cancer Risk?

International study found evidence that daily consumption may cut chances of developing gliomas by up to 34 percent

10/20/2010
Americans' Salt Intake Unchanged Over 50 Years

Intense efforts to limit sodium in U.S. diet aren't working, an expert says

10/19/2010
Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines

Up to 15% of children under age 3 don't get enough, AAP says

10/18/2010
Can Vitamin B12 Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

Finnish study hints at a link, but experts call the trial small and preliminary

10/18/2010
Soy May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

But benefit was only seen in postmenopausal women and the trial was small

10/17/2010
Halloween Extra Scary When Kids Have Nut Allergies

Parents urged to prepare in advance so children don't miss out on the fun

10/15/2010
Tyrannosarus Rex Was a Cannibal

Fossil bones of meat-eating dinosaur show 'frequent' T-Rex tooth marks, paleontologist finds

10/15/2010
Health Tip: If You Have Trouble Absorbing Nutrients

Some possible signs of malabsorption

10/14/2010
Genes May Help Explain High Blood Pressure in Blacks

Excessive production of sodium-regulating hormone cited in study

10/13/2010
Front of Food Labels Should Focus on Calories, Salt, Fats: Report

Experts say this info gives consumers best guidance to cut disease risk

10/13/2010
U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC

Experts can't pinpoint one single cause but say lifestyle may help

10/8/2010
10/7/2010
Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron

How to offer sufficient iron in the diet

10/6/2010
Doctors' Weight Loss Talks Better When Empathetic

Patients much more likely to lose weight if they feel like a partner in care, researchers find

10/6/2010
Trans Fats While Breast-Feeding May Plump Up Baby

More research needed to see how mom's fatty diet affects infant's long-term health, study notes

10/5/2010
10/4/2010
Anorexic Teens May Gain From Whole-Family Treatment

Instead of blaming parents, these experts involve them in recovery process

10/4/2010
Moms' Influence on Kids' Weight Starts in Pregnancy, Study Finds

But most underestimate their own ability to help stop cycle of obesity, researchers say

10/4/2010
Fizzy Drinks Activate Nasal Pain Sensors, Lab Study Finds

Carbonation provokes same spicy, burning sensation as mustard, researchers say

10/4/2010
Health Tip: Cut Down on Sodium

Suggestions for eating less salt

10/1/2010
U.S. Kids Filling Up on 'Empty Calories,' Study Finds

Excess fats and added sugars will lead to health woes later on, experts say

9/28/2010
How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lose Weight, Keep It Off: Study

Intensive lifestyle change program yielded better results than support group

9/28/2010
Poor Health Habits Linked to Subpar Work Performance

Employees who smoke, don't exercise or eat right take more time off, are less productive, study finds

9/27/2010
Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study

Blood markers for the disease rose from 1 in every 501 individuals in 1974 to 1 in 219 by 1989

9/27/2010
9/27/2010
Study Finds Teens Think Sports Drinks Are Healthy

But marketing these beverages as healthful doesn't make them so, experts say