Food and Nutrition News

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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

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