Food and Nutrition News

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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

4/22/2010
Restaurant Sushi May Have More Mercury Than Store-Bought Fare

Toxin concentrations higher in certain tuna species versus others, study finds

4/20/2010
Added Sugars in Diet Threaten Heart Health

Sweeteners in processed foods account for nearly 16% of daily intake, study finds

4/20/2010
Meat Lovers Face Greater Risk of Bladder Cancer

Red meat, pork and bacon, when cooked at high temperatures, are worst offenders, study shows

4/20/2010
Experts Urge FDA to Lower Salt in American Diet

U.S. panel says agency should cut levels slowly over next decade to protect public health

4/20/2010
Olive Oil May Be Key to Mediterranean Diet's Benefits

Study links ingredient to repression of genes responsible for inflammation

4/19/2010
Fatal Choking a Real Risk Among Toddlers

Study finds 3 percent of those who get something lodged in their throat die

4/16/2010
Tainted Produce More Common for Low-Income Shoppers

Fruit and salads sold in poor neighborhoods contain more bacteria, study finds

4/15/2010
E. Coli Declines, but Other Foodborne Illnesses a Worry

Oyster-related infections up, while Salmonella plateaus, says CDC report

4/13/2010
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Eating salads, nuts, tomatoes and poultry lowered the odds, researchers say

4/12/2010
Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women

Danger doesn't affect men, who process carbohydrates more slowly, expert says

4/7/2010
You Are What Microbes You Eat

Japanese guts contain seaweed-scarfing bacteria, but North American guts don't, study finds

4/6/2010
Fruits, Veggies Have Modest Effect on Cancer Risk

Researchers conclude that the link is weak

4/2/2010
Calling a Food 'Healthy' May Make You Hungrier

If you feel forced to eat salad now, you may raid the fridge later, study finds

3/30/2010
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good

Researchers say a square a day could lead to fewer heart attacks and strokes

3/29/2010
To Supplement or Not to Supplement?

Health experts urge getting nutrients from diet rather than pills, whenever possible

3/29/2010
Health Tip: Finding Healthy Fats

Some are good for you in limited amounts

3/29/2010
Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real

In study of rats, the more fattening foods they ate, the more they wanted

3/24/2010
Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk

But trans fats could increase it, researchers say

3/24/2010
What's Cookin'? It Could Be Air Pollution

Yummy commercial food smells contain noxious gases, researchers say

3/23/2010
Tequila Plant May Help Fight Bone Loss

Artichokes, garlic and onions also contain beneficial fructans, researchers say

3/23/2010
Even in 'Last Supper,' Portion Sizes Have Grown

Comparison of paintings shows bigger helpings over time, researchers say

3/22/2010
Coming Soon: A Low-Heartburn Coffee?

Darker roasts have fewer irritants than lighter brews, researchers find

3/19/2010
High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring

Study ties the ubiquitous sweetener to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

3/19/2010
Common Pesticide Tied to Development Delays in Kids

Chlorpyrifos, used on fruits and vegetables, affects mental and motor skill development, researchers say

3/19/2010
With Faulty Food Labeling, Who's Minding the Store?

Recent charges of misleading ingredient, calorie count info have FDA scrambling to fix system

3/16/2010
Health Tip: Start Your Day With a Good Breakfast

Suggestions to make sure it's healthy

3/12/2010
Adding Garlic Might Cut Cancer Risk

New test finds those who eat the most have lower levels of a disease-causing process

3/12/2010
Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter

Extract slows growth in lab cultures, researchers say

3/11/2010
Body's Response to Foods' Smell, Taste Could Be Diabetes Risk Factor

A gene mutation could trigger key insulin reaction in some, researchers say

3/9/2010
Cost of Junk Food May Influence Consumption

People were less likely to buy pizza, soda when the price went up, study found

3/8/2010
Sudden Protein Intake Harmful for Some Hospitalized Patients

Syndrome affects those given dietary supplements after not eating for a while, study finds

3/8/2010
Diet, Exercise Can Improve Thinking

Study finds benefits for the mind, not just the body

3/8/2010
Supermarket Display May Make Spinach Even Healthier

Clear container, fluorescent lights boost vitamin levels, researchers find

3/8/2010
Health Tip: Dress Your Salad for Success

Suggestions for healthier fare

3/8/2010
Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease

Finding suggests new health policies could make a dent in the problem, researcher says

3/8/2010
Processed Meat May Harm the Heart

Salt and preservatives may be the culprits, researchers suggest

3/4/2010
Pre-Diagnosis Diet Linked to Ovarian Cancer Survival

Food choices in years prior to illness may extend or shorten life, study finds

3/4/2010
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Simply selecting brown rice over white also makes a difference, researchers say

3/4/2010
Potassium-Rich Foods Do a Heart Good

And another study confirms power of raw fruits, vegetables to protect against stroke

3/4/2010
Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely

Lack of benefit for heart disease, most common stroke is puzzling, expert says

3/3/2010
Food-borne Illnesses in U.S. Cost $152B Annually

Report urges Congress to pass vigorous food-safety legislation

3/3/2010
Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly

But it may be linked to a slight rise in high blood pressure, researchers say

3/1/2010
Cutting Salt Could Prevent Almost 500,000 Heart Attacks

Government-industry collaboration would work better than a "salt tax," study finds

2/28/2010
Meat Might Be Behind Many Unidentified Allergic Reactions

Certain carb could be causing severe anaphylaxis, researchers warn

2/26/2010
Predicted 'Red Tide' Could Make Shellfish a Dangerous Dish

Toxins produced by algae collect in mussels, clams and can cause paralysis, scientists say