Food and Nutrition News

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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

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