Food and Nutrition News

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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

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