Food and Nutrition News

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2/15/2012
Dietary Help Can Boost Cancer Patients' Nutrition, But Not Survival

Study found that while some aspects of quality of life improved, death rates didn't budge

2/15/2012
E. Coli in Chicken Linked to Urinary Tract Infections

Study found genetic fingerprints of poultry bacteria matched those found in patients

2/15/2012
Health Tip: Add Some Panache to Packed Lunches

And encourage kids to eat healthy food

2/14/2012
Switching to Water, Diet Drinks Linked to Modest Weight Loss

People who substituted for high-calorie beverages lost about 5 pounds in study

2/13/2012
Mediterranean Diet Might Be Healthier for Brain

Study found less damage to small blood vessels in people who ate certain foods

2/9/2012
Health Tip: Healthier Ways to Prepare Potatoes

Enjoy the nutrients without adding too many calories

2/8/2012
When Prodded, Restaurant Diners Often Opt for Smaller Portions

Study found power of suggestion worked, even when smaller meal was not discounted

2/8/2012
Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study

This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

2/8/2012
Female Soccer Players May Face Health Problems: Study

Intense training, poor nutrition might lead to menstrual abnormalities, stress fractures in young players

2/8/2012
Big Drop in Americans' Blood Levels of Trans Fats, CDC Says

New findings focus on whites but studies on other groups underway

2/7/2012
Soft Drinks May Raise Odds for Respiratory Ills: Study

Asthma, COPD more likely for those who regularly consume soda, flavored mineral water, researchers say

2/7/2012
Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC

Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

2/7/2012
Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight

Babies who are spoon-fed purees more likely to prefer sweets, become overweight, study says

2/6/2012
Pancreas May 'Taste' Fructose, Hinting at Links to Diabetes

High-fructose corn syrup is ubiquitous in Western diet, and study suggests it could play unique role

2/6/2012
Many U.S. Kids Still Buy Unhealthy Snacks at School

Regulation needed to reduce students' access to junk food, researchers say

2/4/2012
Don't Fumble Your Diet on Super Bowl Sunday

Expert offers game-day defense for food-filled parties

2/3/2012
Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer

Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

2/3/2012
Booze and Family History of Colon Cancer a Bad Mix: Study

Red meat, smoking and skipping veggies also associated with a raised cancer risk, research finds

2/2/2012
'People Pleasers' More Prone to Overeating: Study

They often yield to pressure to indulge more in social situations, researchers say

1/31/2012
Fatty Diet Before Pregnancy Linked to Gestational Diabetes

This type of diabetes can raise risk of obstetric complications, researchers add

1/30/2012
Health Tip: Healthy Fats? They Exist

Here are some common sources

1/27/2012
Too Much Fructose Sweetener Tied to Heart Risks in Teens

Study finds high consumption associated with early signs of diabetes, other health issues

1/27/2012
Common Gastro Disease Occurs Even With High-Fiber Diet

Eating less fiber was linked to lower diverticulosis risk in study, but no proof of cause and effect

1/25/2012
Less Salt, More Veggies in School Lunches: USDA

New rules call for healthier foods but some say changes don't go far enough

1/25/2012
Kids' Snacks Can Be Healthy and Inexpensive

New study at YMCAs finds food combinations that satisfy budgets, nutrition guidelines

1/25/2012
Frying With Olive, Sunflower Oil OK for Heart, Study Finds

Type of cooking oil determines fried foods' link to heart disease, death risk

1/24/2012
Lack of ZZZs May Fuel Appetite

Not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain over time, researchers say

1/24/2012
Enriched Skim Milk Good for Gout, Study Suggests

Pain, uric acid levels improved in those drinking shakes made of skim milk powders

1/24/2012
Health Tip: Food Can Affect Sleep

What you eat and drink can keep you up or make you drowsy

1/19/2012
Hungry Families Admit to 'Formula Stretching '

Better methods needed to identify those without enough to eat, researchers say

1/19/2012
1/17/2012
Health Tip: Get More Veggies Into Your Diet

Here are some ways to add them to snacks and meals

1/16/2012
Overweight Teen Girls May Have Higher Acne Risk

However, no similar connection found for boys in Norwegian study

1/16/2012
Your Taste for Fat May Reside in Your Genes

Individual sensitivity might influence what and how much you eat, small study suggests

1/14/2012
Healthy Children, Safe Homes a Winning Combination

From checking for radon to selecting seafood, you can lower chemical exposure

1/13/2012
Experts Urge Public Action to Aid Cancer Prevention

Cancer society's new guidelines for diet and exercise stress community support

1/13/2012
Bored Workers Often Turn to Chocolate, Booze, Study Finds

These unhealthy treats are common ways of dealing with office ennui, research shows

1/10/2012
How to Keep From Overeating When Eating Out

Try ordering a la carte and skipping foods that aren't your favorites, study says

1/10/2012
1/9/2012
Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD

Review found omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with disorder, while Western diet could hurt

1/6/2012
Health Tip: Make Eating a Family Affair

Suggestions for healthy group meals

1/5/2012
Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.

Excess weight gets biggest share of blame for increase

1/4/2012
Celiac Disease in Women Linked to Depression Risk

But sticking to gluten-free diets helped improve their well-being in study

1/4/2012
FDA Curbs Use of Certain Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry

Move stems from fears of drug-resistant bacteria that could pose threat to humans

12/29/2011
Are Global Market Forces Linked to Obesity Epidemic?

Countries with less-restrictive trade policies have more fast food, more weight gain, study finds

12/29/2011
Health Tip: Eat Right During Pregnancy

Here are some diet essentials

12/28/2011
Vitamins, Omega-3s May Keep Brain From Shrinking: Study

Healthy seniors with higher levels of certain nutrients did better on thinking tests, researchers say

12/28/2011
Eating Disorders Can Last Well Beyond Teen Years

Experts are finding that adult stresses often trigger lingering problems

12/28/2011
Some 'Gluten-Free' Beers Really Aren't: Study

Other 'low-gluten' beers contain high amounts of the celiac disease irritant

12/27/2011
Eating Out Doesn't Have to Mean Excess Calories

Choose grilled over fried foods, and hold the cheese, mayo and creamy salad dressings