Food and Nutrition News

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2/25/2010
Coffee Drinking May Lower Stroke Risk

Study finds a 27 percent reduction, but experts say link not yet proven

2/23/2010
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer

But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

2/22/2010
Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease'

It recommends a broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise

2/19/2010
Green Tea May Ward Off Eye Disease

In tests with rats, tea consumption reduced oxidative stress, researchers say

2/19/2010
Gas Cooking Might Up Your Cancer Risk

Study finds more fumes that are likely carcinogenic than with electric ranges

2/17/2010
Bilberry Seems to Act Against Blood Sugar

Researchers who did tests in mice suggest need for human trials

2/17/2010
Garden-Grown Rhubarb May Have Anti-Cancer Properties

British variety gets healthy boost when baked, study finds

2/12/2010
Too Much Mercury in Canned Tuna -- Or Is There?

It could depend on whether you heed EPA or FDA standards, experts say

2/11/2010
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk

But these sweet findings aren't conclusive, researchers say

2/11/2010
Movies Loaded With Images of Junk Food

Soft drinks, candy and salty snacks particularly pervasive, study finds

2/10/2010
Strong 'Sweet Tooth' in Kids Tied to Family's Mental Health

Tots with highest 'bliss point' have depression, alcoholism in family, study finds

2/9/2010
Drinking Milk While Pregnant May Lower Kids' MS Risk

Finding suggests that the effect of vitamin D begins in the womb, expert says

2/9/2010
Too Many With End-Stage Dementia Get Feeding Tubes

Study found larger, for-profit hospitals more likely to insert them

2/9/2010
Mom's Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Baby's Size

Smoking, low folic acid, high blood pressure restrict fetal growth, study finds

2/8/2010
Mediterranean Diet May Help Keep You Smarter

Study finds less damage to brain tissue when the regimen is followed

2/8/2010
Beer for the Bones?

Beneficial silicon content varies from brew to brew, study finds

2/8/2010
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim

Eating together, limiting TV and getting enough sleep cut risk of obesity, study finds

2/8/2010
Soft Drinks Could Boost Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Higher blood sugar, insulin levels might cause cells to divide abnormally, researchers say

2/3/2010
Mealtime a Challenge for Some With Autism

Those with the disorder prone to restrictive, obsessive eating habits

2/3/2010
Health Tip: Things that May Cause or Worsen GERD

Factors that could contribute to its primary symptom -- heartburn

2/2/2010
Fish Oil Helped Stave Off Psychosis in Study Patients

Supplements may benefit those at high risk of schizophrenia

2/2/2010
Health Tip: Foods That May Spur Migraines

A list of common culinary triggers

2/1/2010
Obama Proposes $911 Billion for Health and Human Services

Highlights include efforts to improve food safety, expand child care and boost research

1/28/2010
Omega-3 Supplements Don't Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth

No benefit seen for women with history of early delivery, researchers say

1/27/2010
Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids

Human trials will begin soon, researchers say

1/20/2010
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble

U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

1/20/2010
How the Apple Keeps the Doctor Away

Good bacteria in the gut may get a boost from the fruit, study finds

1/19/2010
Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart

The greater the consumption, the less shrinkage of chromosome component, research shows

1/18/2010
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil

Corn oil contains saturated fat, known to contribute to heart disease, researchers say

1/18/2010
Self-Control Just Might Be Contagious

People you spend time with affect your behavior, for good or bad, research finds

1/15/2010
Blacks With Diabetes Urged to Cut Calories, Salt

Dietary changes may stave off eye disease, research suggests

1/14/2010
Health Tip: Finding Magnesium in Food

How to obtain the essential mineral

1/12/2010
Green Tea May Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Benefits seen for smokers, nonsmokers, those with certain genetic makeup

1/12/2010
1/11/2010
Why You Eat for the Joy of It

A hunger hormone may drive the impulse to chow down even when full, researchers say

1/11/2010
Health Tip: You Need Vitamin B12

Here's where to find it

1/7/2010
Calorie Counts on Food Labeling Often Off

Restaurant, packaged foods often have more calories than stated, researchers say

1/6/2010
Showing Kids How Fast They Eat May Help Them Shape Up

New device links eating speed and portion size to aid weight loss, researchers say

1/5/2010
Pomegranate May Fight Some Breast Cancers

Phytochemical in fruit could inhibit hormone-driven disease, study finds

1/4/2010
No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism

Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

1/3/2010
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best

Experts explore the why and wherefore of method's benefits

12/30/2009
Exaggerating a Threat to Weight Goals May Help Self-Control

Overestimating calorie count helps dieters fight temptation, study finds

12/25/2009
Eat Up, But Eat Healthy This Holiday Season

Enjoy the occasional treat while sticking to your diet. Here's how.

12/24/2009
Marijuana 'Munchies' May Be Rooted in Biology

Scientists identify substances similar to those in pot that increase the response to sweets

12/23/2009
Health Tip: Eat Healthier This Holiday Season

Suggestions for smart eating

12/21/2009
Imagine Food Aromas That Prevent Overeating

Scientists working on edibles that will signal fullness just by chewing

12/20/2009
Santa Not the Best Role Model for Kids' Health

His personal habits more naughty than nice, public health expert says

12/18/2009
Kids in Home-Based Day Care Lack Exercise

Most providers meet nutrition but not physical activity needs, study finds

12/18/2009
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate

Ointment made with fruit rind fights drug-resistant infections, researchers say

12/18/2009
Health Tip: Blueberries Are Good for You

They have lots of fiber and vitamin C