Food and Nutrition News

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5/16/2012
Daily Coffee May Help Keep Grim Reaper Away

Three cups linked to 10% lower odds of dying from typical causes, federal study finds

5/16/2012
Education Is Key to Health: Report

Along with poverty, less schooling linked to more chronic disease, disability and shorter life

5/14/2012
Health Tip: Tame Your Food Cravings

Wait 20 minutes, since cravings usually are short-lived

5/12/2012
Shape Up, Safely, for Summer

Be realistic and don't overdo it, experts say

5/8/2012
Probiotic Products May Prevent Antibiotic-Linked Diarrhea

Study suggests microbes in special yogurts, other foods may help common complaint

5/8/2012
U.S. Report Outlines Strategies to Prevent Obesity

Promoting daily physical activity, making healthful food readily available are key components

5/8/2012
Could Eating Fast Increase Diabetes Risk?

Preliminary study found people with type 2 disease reported eating more quickly

5/7/2012
For Healthier Eating, Keep Fruits, Veggies Within Reach

Study involving college students found proximity mattered

5/7/2012
Lots of TV May Harm Kids' Diet

Children who watch the most television have worst eating habits, study finds

5/7/2012
U.S. Obesity Rate Set to Soar, Costing Billions: CDC

But researchers add the rise might be somewhat less than previously estimated

5/3/2012
Why You Overeat Even When You're Full

Small study explores how body reacts when aroused by tempting treats

5/2/2012
Genes Might Cause Some to Shun Pork

People with certain DNA are turned off by the meat's smell, small study finds

5/2/2012
Eating More Foods Rich in Omega-3s May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study

High consumption was associated with lower levels of protein linked to dementia

5/2/2012
Energy and Sports Drinks Eat Away at Teeth, Study Finds

But beverage industry disputes the claim, saying many factors contribute to enamel erosion

5/1/2012
Fish Oil Doesn't Cut Failure Rate of Hemodialysis Grafts

However, kidney patients taking fish-oil supplements had fewer problems with clots, study says

4/30/2012
Having Kids Doesn't Inspire Adults to Eat Healthier: Study

But at least new parents' diets didn't get worse, researchers say

4/30/2012
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants

Depression, being single also linked to tendency to add cereal to baby bottle, which promotes obesity

4/27/2012
Vitamin D May Affect Lung Transplant Success

Vitamin deficiency associated with higher rates of rejection, infection and death, study shows

4/27/2012
Health Tip: What Constitutes 'Healthy Eating?'

Avoid too much of the same food

4/26/2012
Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say

Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

4/26/2012
Eating Berries Might Help Preserve Your Memory

Blueberries, strawberries found to prevent mental decline in study of older women

4/25/2012
Health Tip: When Seniors Are Malnourished

Symptoms may include lack of energy

4/24/2012
Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

4/24/2012
Could the Childhood Obesity 'Epidemic' Be Ebbing?

Massachusetts study finds significant decline in rates for kids under 6

4/24/2012
Health Tip: Eat Less

For starters, avoid large portions

4/19/2012
Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Odds for an attack were slightly less than for those who ate higher-fat fare, study found

4/18/2012
Health Tip: Seniors Need Their Nutrients

Including calcium and vitamin D

4/17/2012
Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications

Moms with elevated blood sugar also may fall under doctors' radar, researchers say

4/16/2012
Fast Food Is Saltier in U.S. Than Overseas

International chains sell same items abroad but with less sodium, study finds

4/13/2012
'Red Tide' Likely in New England This Season, Experts Warn

Severe bloom would close shellfish beds

4/13/2012
Here Are Fruits, Veggies That Offer Best Bang for Your Buck

Strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard greens are in season and good for you, experts say

4/12/2012
Health Tip: Consider These Diabetes 'Superfoods'

Offerings that should meld well with a diabetic's meal plan

4/12/2012
Health Tip: Keep the Weight Off

Avoid sauces, gravies and fattening dressings

4/11/2012
FDA Seeks to Limit Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Practice blamed by some for increase in drug-resistant germs in people

4/10/2012
Dieters Share Success Strategies

Eating less fat, exercising more, using prescription meds help most, survey finds

4/10/2012
Health Tip: Buy Lean Meat

Here's what to look for on the label

4/6/2012
Health Tip: Control Portion Sizes at Home

Here's how to avoid overloading your plate

4/5/2012
U.S. Poultry Still Fed Banned Antibiotics: Report

Fluoroquinolones found in 8 of 12 byproduct samples tested, researchers say

4/4/2012
Berries, Tea May Cut Men's Odds for Parkinson's: Study

These and other foods contain 'neuroprotective' agents called flavonoids, researchers say

4/3/2012
Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study

High intake of cruciferous vegetables associated with lower death rate, researchers say

4/3/2012
Health Tip: Healthy Eating While Vacationing

Cut down on rich, high-calorie dishes, for starters

3/31/2012
Most People Can't Tell a Tree Nut From a Peanut

Knowing which nuts to avoid can be a matter of life-or-death for those with nut allergies, study says

3/30/2012
Study Weighs In on Diets for Kids

Meal plan with very low carbs was tough for children to follow, researchers say

3/29/2012
Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Many Ills?

Preliminary research suggests cocoa might fight heart disease, cancer and even obesity

3/28/2012
Obesity Rates Rise Among Mexican-Americans: Report

25-year survey results shed light on nutrition and health changes

3/26/2012
Does Chocolate Help You Stay Slim?

Study links regular consumption with slightly leaner size, but more research needed

3/26/2012
Health Tip: Watch for Choking Hazards

Don't offer these foods to your baby or toddler

3/26/2012
Don't Forget to Eat Your Fruits, Veggies ... and Popcorn?

The whole-grain treat a good choice for guilt-free snacking, researchers say

3/26/2012
Could Soy Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Antioxidants in tofu, other foods might have beneficial effect, study suggests

3/22/2012
Could Two Words Help You Resist Temptation?

Refusing food by saying 'I don't' can increase feelings of control, study suggests