Food and Nutrition News

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6/8/2011
New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency

Endocrine Society recommends routine screening for people considered at high risk

6/6/2011
Heart-Healthy DASH Diet May Help Teen Girls Stay Slim

Study found those who most closely followed eating plan showed least gains in body mass index

6/4/2011
Officials: U.S. Not Affected by European E. Coli Outbreak

All tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce imported from Germany and Spain being tested

6/2/2011
U.S. Serves Up New Nutrition Guidelines on 'MyPlate'

The logo, which replaces the Food Pyramid, is designed to encourage healthful eating

6/2/2011
Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition

Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

5/31/2011
Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation

Involve your kids in the shopping and cooking for family meals, experts suggest

5/31/2011
5/31/2011
Pediatricians Group Raps Energy and Sports Drinks for Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics says sports drinks mostly unnecessary; energy drinks dangerous for minors

5/28/2011
Don't Let Food Poisoning Spoil Your Picnic

Experts share simple tips on grilling safety

5/27/2011
Have a Safe Barbeque This Memorial Day

Expert tips for safe picnics

5/27/2011
More Sleep May Cut Kids' Risk of Obesity

Lack of adequate slumber negatively affects young children's weight, body fat, study finds

5/26/2011
Caffeine May Interfere With Fertility in Women

Coffee, colas may prevent eggs from reaching the womb, study finds

5/24/2011
Cooked Right, Fish Can Help a Woman's Heart

Study found eating it broiled or baked reduced risk of heart failure by 30%

5/24/2011
Simply Eating Less Fat May Cut Diabetes Risk

Study identifies dietary change, not weight loss, as the key factor

5/23/2011
CDC Warns Against Exposure to 'Mad Cow'-Like Brain Diseases

Travel to certain countries, hunting, eating wild deer meat raises risks, experts say

5/17/2011
Could Coffee Lower Men's Risk for Prostate Cancer?

In study, drinking 6 or more cups per day was linked to reduced odds for aggressive disease, but more research needed

5/17/2011
Selenium Supplements Might Give Modest Benefit Against Cholesterol

But researchers still don't recommend taking the mineral

5/13/2011
Eat Less, Live Longer?

People who significantly reduce their caloric intake may prolong their lives, study finds

5/13/2011
Teaching Kids to Make Healthier Choices May Pay Off

After 4-year program in Michigan middle school, health measures improved, study reports

5/13/2011
U.S. Pushes School Cafeterias Toward Healthier Offerings

New federal rules call for less starch and fat, more grains and fresh fruit

5/13/2011
School Systems Struggle With Lunchroom Costs

Providing healthier foods, and teaching kids about them, may pose funding challenge

5/10/2011
Health Tip: Help Control Crohn's Symptoms

Suggestions to manage your diet

5/9/2011
Burning the Midnight Oil May Lead to Weight Gain

'Night owls' took in an average 248 more calories per day, study found

5/9/2011
More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free

Avoiding troublesome foodstuffs helps even those without celiac symptoms, study finds

5/9/2011
5/8/2011
Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study

Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

5/6/2011
Dads Who Eat Out Have Kids Who Eat Out, Study Finds

Fathers should be urged to make dinner at home an important family ritual, researchers suggest

5/6/2011
Immigrants Eat American Junk Food to Fit In: Study

Desire to assimilate drives many newcomers to consume high-fat, high-calorie U.S. foods

5/6/2011
Health Tip: Cut Back on Preschoolers' Fat

It's not too early to watch their diet

5/5/2011
Calorie Intake Rises When Fast-Food Restaurants Nearby: Study

Blacks in the Southeast consumed more if they lived within 5 miles of a fast food restaurant

5/5/2011
Images of Overweight People Can Thwart Diet, Study Finds

Seeing someone with excess pounds may temporarily reduce your commitment to health

5/2/2011
Study Questions Giving Babies Botanical Supplements, Teas

Nearly 1 in 10 infants fed these largely unregulated products, researchers say

5/2/2011
Family Meals Keep Kids Slimmer, Healthier, Study Finds

Eating together also reduces likelihood of eating disorders, researchers say

5/2/2011
Aspirin's Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat: Study

Fatty acids in bloodstream seem to interfere with the painkiller

4/28/2011
Report Ranks Top Sources of Illness Related to Foods

Salmonella is leading contaminant, researchers say

4/27/2011
Anxiety's on the Menu for People With Food Allergies

Study finds many restaurant workers uninformed about allergens in food, heightening fears

4/25/2011
Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study

High blood levels of the fatty acids linked to increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

4/25/2011
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study

Healthy behaviors reduced diabetes, heart disease in couples with one HIV-infected partner

4/25/2011
Many Americans Ill-Informed About Red Wine, Sea Salt: Survey

Confusion puts heart health at risk, experts say

4/22/2011
To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart

People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

4/22/2011
Nurse Practitioner Counsels Lifestyle Changes as Key to Heart Health

It's all about diet and exercise, not medications, she advises

4/22/2011
Health Tip: Curb Snoring With Lifestyle Changes

Modify your diet, behavior and sleeping style

4/21/2011
Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Kids

Three new studies on organophosphates can't prove cause-and-effect, however

4/19/2011
4/18/2011
Lifestyle Changes Can Slash Blood Fat Levels, Experts Say

Improving exercise, eating habits reduces triglycerides, heart association notes

4/15/2011
Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Found in Meat, Poultry Nationwide

Exactly what this means in terms of consumer risk still unclear

4/15/2011
A Good Diet Includes Many Cancer-Fighting Foods: Expert

The body needs proper nutrition to ward off disease

4/14/2011
Health Tip: Keep Protein Lean

Here are some healthier choices

4/13/2011
Use of Dietary Supplements Keeps Climbing: CDC

Multivitamins most popular, but experts question whether they're needed

4/12/2011
Fish Oil Promising Against Postpartum Depression in Small Trial

Moms who took capsules during pregnancy had fewer symptoms, but more study needed