Food and Nutrition News

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11/4/2008
Smokers' Homes More Likely to House Hungry Kids

Study finds twice the incidence of 'food insecurity'

11/4/2008
Health Tip: What's on Your Plate?

Review your food before eating it

11/3/2008
Fish Twice a Week Cuts Diabetics' Kidney Risks

Dietary change enhances blood glucose control, study finds

10/31/2008
FDA Warns of Dangers of Mexican Vanilla

Agency says it contains coumarin, which is related to ingredient in blood thinners

10/31/2008
Family Halloween Safety Can Be Fiendishly Simple

Limit trick-or-treating to familiar places, don't take candy from strangers, expert says

10/31/2008
Heavy Metals Can Taint Wine

Could be a possible health hazard, British researchers say

10/30/2008
Rate of Diabetes Cases Doubles in 10 Years: CDC

The obesity epidemic is fueling the type 2 disease epidemic, officials say

10/30/2008
Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia

Symptoms eased faster when it was added to antibiotic therapy, study found

10/29/2008
Red Meat Helps Spur a Food Poison Germ

The gut toxin uses molecules introduced by meat, dairy products, scientists say

10/26/2008
Cherry-Enriched Diet Cut Heart Risks in Rats

Study finds tart powder reduced inflammation, cholesterol and belly fat

10/26/2008
Purple Tomato Extended Lives of Cancer-Prone Mice

Snapdragon flower pigments produced color, antioxidants in genetically modified fruit

10/24/2008
Breast Milk Molecule Gives Mom's Immunity to Baby

Antibody pathway to mammary glands channels protection against intestinal bugs, study says

10/23/2008
High Fructose Diet Inhibits Appetite Hormone

Sugary fare led to leptin resistance in rats that boosted obesity risk, study says

10/22/2008
Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children

Reactions lead to higher risk for asthma, other respiratory problems, CDC report says

10/22/2008
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk

Availability of cheap foods, larger portions changes dining behavior, Japanese study says

10/20/2008
Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%

But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

10/20/2008
Health Tip: Choose Meats Wisely

Select the leanest and healthiest

10/20/2008
Acrylamide Doesn't Raise Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk

Large study found no danger from chemical produced during high-temp cooking

10/17/2008
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics

Study finds antioxidants lower inflammation caused by high blood sugar

10/17/2008
Health Tip: Make Time for Breakfast

Start the day with a healthy meal

10/16/2008
Overeating? Blame Your Genes

Certain DNA may cause people to eat more to get the same pleasure from food

10/16/2008
Chicken Soup May Lower Blood Pressure

Collagen in some parts of chicken acts like a hypertension medication, study suggests

10/13/2008
Vitamin D Supplementation Guidelines for Youngsters Doubled

American Academy of Pediatrics raises daily recommended intake from 200 to 400 IUs

10/9/2008
Small Intestine Senses Bitter Toxins in Food

Finding could improve cancer, diabetes treatments, study suggests

10/7/2008
Fatty Acid in Olive Oil Wards Off Hunger

Study with lab animals might one day lead to new weight control approach in people

10/6/2008
Vending Machines Found in Most Middle Schools

Snacks, drinks sold not helping fight against childhood obesity, researcher notes

10/3/2008
FDA Rules How Much Melamine Is Too Much

In wake of China food scare, agency says any amount is too much for infants

9/29/2008
FDA Faulted for Lack of Produce Oversight

Congressional report cites insufficient funding and resources

9/29/2008
Eating Fish, Breast-Feeding Boost Infant Development

Mom's careful choice of foods offers both physical and mental advantages, study says

9/26/2008
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk

Study found doing so before 9 months decreased chances of skin condition by 25%

9/24/2008
A Honey of a Sinusitis Treatment

The natural sweet defeats the bacteria that drive the ailment, study shows

9/23/2008
Health Tip: Satisfying Food Cravings

Allow yourself a little to prevent eating a lot

9/19/2008
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage

Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels

9/19/2008
Vitamin C Might Help Lower Hypertension

But delivery was intravenous, so implications for diet are unclear, experts say

9/19/2008
FDA Proposes Regulations for Genetically Engineered Animals

Producers must provide safety and efficacy data before market approval

9/19/2008
Red Wine Molecule Might Battle MS

Other promising therapies reported at meeting in Montreal

9/18/2008
School-Based Efforts Boost Kids' Fruit, Vegetable Intake

Biggest difference maker was repeated exposure through taste testing, study says

9/17/2008
Premixed Insulin May Offer Better Blood Sugar Control

Study compared these formulations to long-acting insulin and other medications

9/12/2008
Broccoli Compound May Help COPD Patients

Sulphoraphane boosts lungs' antioxidant activity, researchers explain

9/12/2008
Health Tip: Preparing for Pregnancy

What's needed in your diet, and what you should avoid

9/12/2008
Banning Soft Drinks in Schools Has Small Impact

Study finds only limited gains from no-sale policies

9/11/2008
Health Tip: Control Overeating

Suggestions to limit how much you eat

9/10/2008
9/9/2008
Health Tip: Eating a Brain-Healthy Diet

Nutritional suggestions to help keep your mind sharp

9/8/2008
Health Tip: Understanding Serving Sizes

Know how much you should eat

9/3/2008
Kids of Stressed, Low-Income Moms Prone to Weight Problems

Anxiety may prompt the children to eat unhealthy foods, study suggests

8/31/2008
Brain 'Master Switch' May Control Appetite, Fertility

Mouse study shows genetic link to signals telling body when it's full, safe to mate

8/29/2008
Antioxidant-Rich Diet May Protect Against Eye Disease

Compounds likely extend life of retinal cells that fight age-related macular degeneration

8/28/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Over, U.S. Says

FDA lifts advisory against eating raw Mexican jalapeno and serrano peppers

8/27/2008
Mistaken Beliefs About Cancer Abound

Global survey says many inflate environmental risks, downplay behaviors that count