Food and Nutrition News

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6/5/2009
Researchers Uncover Why Turmeric Helps Heal

Component of ancient spice makes cells more resistant to infection, report says

6/5/2009
Grilled Meats Not Tied to Breast Cancer in Older Women

Study finds no added risk for eating meat, even when cooked at high temps

6/5/2009
Parental Eating Habits Don't Rub Off on Kids

What Mom and Dad consume has little effect on children's choices, study finds

6/3/2009
Making Obese Mice Slim, Without Diet or Exercise

Findings might someday help overweight humans, too, experts say

6/3/2009
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say

Lifestyle changes have been shown to lower odds, even for those at higher risk

6/2/2009
6/1/2009
Health Tip: Eat Enough Fiber

It's a needed part of a healthy diet

5/31/2009
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid

In athletes who stop menstruating, supplements boost vascular function, study finds

5/27/2009
Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems

Drop in potassium levels may lead to mild weakness or temporary paralysis, study finds

5/22/2009
Skip the Burgers and Throw Some Veggies on the Grill

Health concerns raised by barbecued meats spur new ideas for the summer cookout

5/20/2009
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits

People move more and eat better when messaged to do so, study finds

5/15/2009
Nutrient-Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease

Study finds foods high in vitamins, minerals cut chances of macular degeneration

5/15/2009
New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation

Scientists spot anti-inflammatory components in the traditional remedy

5/15/2009
Ginger Eases Nausea From Chemo

Spice produced 40% reduction in symptoms among breast cancer patients

5/13/2009
Folic Acid Reduces Infant Heart Defects

Adding B vitamin to grain products cut congenital heart defects in newborns, researchers say

5/12/2009
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat

Moms might not notice signs that infants are full, study concludes

5/1/2009
Vitamin E, Selenium and Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer

Study found no effect among men with precancerous lesions

5/1/2009
Can't Control Junk Food Cravings? Blame the Brain

Study attributes level of willpower to cerebral differences

5/1/2009
More Educated Choose Healthier Foods, But Pay More

Higher quality diets also associated with higher income levels, study finds

4/30/2009
U.S. Public Lacks Confidence in FDA: Poll

More than half of those surveyed believe agency is falling behind in safeguarding food, drugs

4/29/2009
Some Diet Sodas May Ward Off Kidney Stones

Other research finds that pomegranate juice could slow prostate cancer

4/29/2009
Remembrance of Fat May Be at Root of Cravings

Once a survival tool, ability could be making people today fat, expert says

4/28/2009
Acrylamide Doesn't Raise Lung Cancer Risk

Controversial food byproduct even showed protection for women, study finds

4/28/2009
Smoking, Hypertension Each Account for 1 in 5 U.S. Deaths

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says

4/25/2009
Hidden Salt in Diet Haunts Many With Heart Failure

Study finds high sodium intake, despite efforts to cut back

4/23/2009
A Pre-Workout Meal to Help You Burn Fat

Stay away from white bread, other 'high-glycemic' carbs, researchers say

4/22/2009
Staying Slim Is Good for the Environment

Sustaining heavier people produces more greenhouse gases, researchers say

4/22/2009
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men

Study finds benefit from consuming just one serving a week

4/21/2009
Walnuts May Help Keep Breast Cancer at Bay

Study in mice finds fewer, smaller tumors in those that ate the nuts

4/21/2009
Charring Meat May Boost Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Increases production of carcinogens thought to invite disease, study finds

4/21/2009
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage

Study in mice finds ellagic acid, also in nuts, limits wrinkling

4/21/2009
Wine May Guard Against Lymphoma Recurrence

Patients who drank before diagnosis had reduced risk of relapse or death, study finds

4/20/2009
Grapefruit Juice Boosts Anti-Cancer Drug's Effects

Small study finds 8-ounce glass enhances absorption of rapamycin 3 to 4 times

4/20/2009
Kids and Veggies: Offer Them and They Will Eat

Availability in poor areas more of an issue than youngsters' tastes, studies find

4/20/2009
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks

Study suggests that sugarless brands can help control appetite and weight

4/16/2009
Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk

But British team says findings don't prove cause and effect

4/16/2009
Health Tip: Preventing the Return of Pancreatitis

How you can help ward off a recurrence

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/11/2009
How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?

Experts debate pros, cons of consumption and mercury exposure

4/9/2009
Declines in Foodborne Illness Have Plateaued, Report Says

FDA official cites need to modernize government efforts

4/9/2009
Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Meals

Spend time deciding on upcoming menus

4/7/2009
Protein Might Be a Troublesome Nutrient

Study in rats links it to diabetes risk, but human application is unclear

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/6/2009
Broccoli May Ward Off Serious Stomach Ailments

Results of small study hint at cancer-preventing ability, researcher says

4/3/2009
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth

Experts even suggest delaying brushing after consumption

4/3/2009
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot

The fruit, combined with contraceptive pill and a genetic mutation, almost cost woman her leg, doctors say

4/2/2009
Fewer Sugary Drinks Key to Weight Loss

Cutting down on sodas, other sweet beverages may work better than eating less, study finds

4/2/2009
Antioxidant-Rich Foods Lose Nutritional Luster Over Time

Studies found levels of good compounds dropped after 6 months

4/1/2009
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism

For some teens and young adults, it may be concealing eating disorders

3/30/2009
Omega-3s of No Added Benefit to Heart Attack Patients

Standard therapy wipes out any protection the supplement might provide, study finds