Food and Nutrition News

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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

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