Food and Nutrition News

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3/11/2009
Health Tip: The Signs of Hunger

Each time you eat, are you really hungry?

3/9/2009
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout

With 1,500 milligrams a day, men cut their risk by 45%, study finds

3/6/2009
Gene Explains How High-Fructose Diets Lead to Insulin Resistance

Corn syrup more easily metabolizes to fat in liver, which may trigger disease, study says

3/6/2009
Teens' Lung Health Is Linked to Their Diet

Eating fruit and fish might lessen asthma, bronchitis symptoms, research suggests

3/6/2009
Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier areas offer residents more nutritious items in stores, studies find

3/5/2009
Mom Was Right: Eat Your Broccoli

Study finds substance in sprouts cuts inflammation linked to asthma, heart disease

3/5/2009
Bias Against Obesity Is Found Among Future Dietitians

Attitude could affect care patients might get, experts warn

3/4/2009
School Lunches Too Fatty and Sugary, Critics Say

Assessment urges more veggies plus restrictions on unhealthy options

3/4/2009
Older Americans May Lack Adequate Nutrition

But those taking supplements often exceed recommended levels, study finds

3/3/2009
U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul

Doctors urge all levels of society to encourage good eating habits, cut coronary risks

2/28/2009
Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health

Just because it's a resort, doesn't mean precautions should be abandoned, experts note

2/25/2009
Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

Labeling doesn't always reflect content, which is crucial to fetal neurological development, researchers note

2/25/2009
Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests

Comparison of 4 diet plans finds all produce similar results

2/23/2009
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer

Effect is strongest for women, study finds, doesn't extend to other malignancies

2/23/2009
Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu

Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

2/19/2009
More Fast-Food Joints in Neighborhoods Mean More Strokes

Analysis is interesting, but doesn't prove cause and effect, researcher says

2/18/2009
Sunken, Unexploded Bombs Pose Cancer Risk

Munitions in water off Puerto Rico transfer toxins into seafood, scientist says

2/13/2009
Chocolate for Your Valentine a Healthy Idea

Expert says the dark kind protects against cancer, along with being sweet

2/10/2009
Dietary Aid Helps Kidney Patients Stay Safe

Too much phosphorus in food can cause harm, but new tool helps spot the danger

2/10/2009
Garlic Yields Up Its Health Secret

It's the same compound that gives it that distinct smell, scientists say

2/7/2009
FDA: Company Knowingly Shipped Tainted Peanut Products

Agency now reports that Peanut Corp. of America sent out supplies it knew contained salmonella

2/4/2009
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids

Almost 10% of infants who ingested melamine developed deposits, study finds

2/2/2009
Many Kids Don't Need the Vitamins They're Taking

But poor children who do need supplements aren't getting them, study shows

2/2/2009
Obama Orders Review of FDA in Salmonella Outbreak

Saying his daughter should be able to eat peanut butter without getting sick, president acts as salmonella outbreak, peanut recalls, criminal probe continue

1/30/2009
U.S. Launches Criminal Probe Into Salmonella Outbreak

Justice Department acts after revelation that Peanut Corp. of America shipped tainted product months before the current outbreak, FDA announces

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/29/2009
All Products at Georgia Peanut Plant Recalled

Recall covers everything made in the last two years; lawmakers demand criminal probe after U.S. health officials say company sent out questionable peanut products long before salmonella outbreak

1/28/2009
Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

Half of batches tested positive, third of popular sweetened products showed traces

1/28/2009
Health Tip: Be Wary of Fad Diets

If they promise too much, be concerned

1/26/2009
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You

New advisory puts worries about possible link to heart disease to rest

1/26/2009
Health Tip: Problems With a Picky Eater?

Suggestions to maintain proper nutrition

1/24/2009
Seventh Salmonella Death Linked to Peanut Products

At least 38 companies across U.S. involved in recalls as salmonella outbreak action continues; Girl Scouts, Hershey and Kraft Foods say their products are safe

1/21/2009
Salmonella Infection Numbers Still Rising; Recalls Rise Also

NutriSystem, pet food company join grocers and food suppliers in pulling products from shelves as FDA advises consumers not to eat anything but jars of peanut butter while probe continues

1/20/2009
Why Saying No to Foods May Be Harder for Women

Gender differences might be explained by hormones and evolution, study finds

1/20/2009
Health Tip: Nutrition for Athletic Performance

If you're training for a big event, be sure to eat and drink right

1/20/2009
More Peanut Butter Products Join Recall List

More companies pull products from shelves as FDA advises consumers not to eat anything but jars of peanut butter while salmonella probe continues

1/19/2009
Peanut Butter Product Recalls Mount

More companies pull products from shelves as FDA advises consumers not to eat anything but jars of peanut butter while salmonella probe continues

1/19/2009
Women in Coastal Areas Have Higher Mercury Levels

Study finds increase tied to income, ethnicity, types of seafood consumed

1/19/2009
Preschool Lunch Doesn't Always Pack Nutritious Punch

Study finds meals from home often lack fruits, veggies, whole grains

1/18/2009
FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Peanut Butter Products

Agency advises against everything but jars of peanut butter as salmonella probe widens; more companies issue recall notices for products; toll at 470 sickened, 6 dead, in 43 states and Canada

1/15/2009
FDA Issues Final Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

Consumer labeling not required for foods from these animals, agency says

1/15/2009
Health Tip: What Seniors Eat

Diet is still crucial when you're older

1/15/2009
Kellogg Halts Sales of Peanut Butter Crackers

Cereal giant calls action 'precautionary' as salmonella outbreak probe continues; 5 deaths now linked; victim count up to 430 in 43 states

1/14/2009
More Peanut Butter Recalled in Salmonella Outbreak

Va. company issues nationwide recall as number of people sickened in outbreak rises to 425 in 43 states; 3 deaths appear linked

1/13/2009
Minn. Confirms Tainted Peanut Butter Link to Salmonella Outbreak

Health officials report genetic match; Ohio distributor recalls two King Nut brands; CDC says more than 400 in 43 states sickened

1/12/2009
Peanut Butter Recalled as Salmonella Search Continues

Ohio distributor issues recall of King Nut brand after Minn. officials find bacteria in one container; almost 400 Americans in 42 states have been sickened

1/9/2009
Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not

Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

1/9/2009
Officials Still Seek Source of Salmonella Outbreak

Almost 400 Americans in 42 states have been sickened

1/9/2009
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages

Adults gulping an average of 300 calories every day, study finds

1/6/2009
It Pays to Eat Less as You Age

Cutting calories can cut down on pounds in middle age, study says