Food and Nutrition News

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7/12/2010
Vitamins D, E Might Help Maintain Brain Health

3 studies show links between levels of the nutrients and odds for dementia, Parkinson's

7/12/2010
Salsa, Guacamole Rising Source of Foodborne Illness: CDC

Nearly 1 in 25 restaurant-linked outbreaks over recent decade tied to these popular items, experts say

7/12/2010
Health Tip: Eating a Well-Balanced Vegetarian Diet

Some nutrients may be more difficult to come by

7/8/2010
Health Tip: Managing Dietary Fat

Suggestions for choosing better foods

7/6/2010
Kids See Fewer Ads for Sweets, More for Fast Food: Study

Analysis of TV advertising also uncovers racial gap, researchers say

6/28/2010
FDA Urges Limiting Antibiotics in Meat

The practice is encouraging microbial resistance to drugs that fight infections in humans, agency says

6/27/2010
Mercury's Threat Greater in Ocean Fish Than Freshwater: Study

Composition of seawater makes the difference, researchers say

6/25/2010
Red Wine Compound Could Point to Treatment for Eye Diseases

Resveratrol appears to block harmful blood vessel growth, study finds

6/24/2010
Most Americans Get Too Much Salt

Much of it comes from processed foods that don't taste salty, CDC experts say

6/22/2010
Cavities in Baby Teeth May Come From Poor Food Choices

Dental office a good place to offer education on kids' nutrition, researcher says

6/21/2010
Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says

6/18/2010
People May Skip Soft Drinks Rather Than Pay More

When cost increased, consumption dropped, study found

6/17/2010
Iodine Levels a Worry as Salt Use Declines

Pregnant women and infants are of particular concern to thyroid experts

6/16/2010
Why Some Like Things Salty

Genes prime some folks to be 'supertasters,' research finds

6/15/2010
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Better Cardiac Function

Was associated with more heart rate variability in study

6/15/2010
Vitamin B6 Tied to Lowered Lung Cancer Risk

But cause-and-effect not clear, and supplements are no excuse to keep smoking, experts say

6/14/2010
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention

Five servings of white rice weekly can up risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers report

6/3/2010
Burgers May Feed Kids' Asthma Risk

But a diet high in fruit, veggies and fish appears to lessen likelihood of wheeze, study finds

6/1/2010
TV Food Ads Promote Bad Diets

Study found they peddle huge amounts of sugar and fat, with few fruits and vegetables

5/26/2010
Healthier Fats Replacing Trans Fats, Study Finds

The food industry is 'trying to do the right thing,' researcher says

5/26/2010
Many Supplements Said to Contain Toxins, Make False Health Claims

Report to Congress comes ahead of expected changes to oversight of supplement industry

5/26/2010
5/24/2010
Fewer Sugary Drinks, Less High Blood Pressure

Cutting out a can per day brought measurable benefits, study found

5/20/2010
Some Spices Cut Cancer Risk That Comes With Grilled Burgers

Study found rosemary, turmeric, fingerroot inhibited production of carcinogenic compounds

5/19/2010
Eliminating Wheat, Milk From Diet Doesn't Help Autistic Kids

Researchers found it didn't change behavior, sleep or digestion

5/19/2010
Wild Birds Shun Organic Food

British researchers suspect they prefer higher protein content of conventional seed

5/17/2010
High-Fat Meal May Trigger Asthma

Study finds fatty foods lead to inflammation, reduced lung function

5/12/2010
Caffeine Helps Shift Workers Avoid Mistakes

Jolt of java better than a nap to prevent mistakes, review finds

5/12/2010
Health Claims on Foods May Not Be Well-Grounded

New report suggests ways for FDA to beef up its oversight

5/12/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Traveler's Diarrhea

Watch what you eat while away from home

5/10/2010
Bran Intake Helps Those With Diabetes

Study finds lower death rates among women who ate the most whole grains

5/10/2010
Eating Nuts May Help Cholesterol Levels

High calorie count, though, means restraint would be wise, expert says

5/10/2010
Health Tip: Check Food Ingredient Labels

Be informed about what you're eating

5/9/2010
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke

Flavanol triggers protective pathways that shield nerve cells in the brain, study finds

5/7/2010
No Link Between Coffee, Sodas and Colon Cancer

More study needed to determine if too much tea raises risk, experts say

5/6/2010
Vitamin D Best Taken With Largest Meal of Day, Study Finds

Blood levels increased more than 50% after timing change, researchers say

5/6/2010
Study Disputes Link Between Milk and Kidney Cancer

No need to change your drinking habits, researcher says

5/6/2010
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer

Study in mice suggests that component keeps stem cells from generating new tumors

5/3/2010
DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies

Leads to higher levels in breast milk of fatty acid that promotes brain development, researchers find

5/3/2010
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease

Study finds diet rich in oleic acid may prevent development of ulcerative colitis

5/3/2010
Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments

Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

5/1/2010
Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies

Supplements help underweight babies gain pounds, researchers find

4/28/2010
Health Tip: Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis

Foods that can aggravate the condition

4/27/2010
Selenium Helped Cells 'Reboot' After Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Lab finding may show way to stop breast tumors in their tracks, scientists say

4/27/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Organic Foods

And whether they're healthier for you

4/27/2010
Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain

People who scored highest in adherence to diet least likely to suffer mental decline, study finds

4/26/2010
Brown Rice Tied to Better Heart Health in Study

Conversion to white rice strips vital ingredient, researchers believe

4/26/2010
Chocolate a Sweet Pick-Me-Up for the Depressed

Consumption rises alongside levels of depression, study finds

4/26/2010
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite

Finding could help the elderly or sick who lose interest in food, researchers say

4/24/2010
Drinking Green Tea May Protect Eyes

Researchers confirm that beneficial ingredients penetrate eye tissue