Food and Nutrition News

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12/30/2009
Exaggerating a Threat to Weight Goals May Help Self-Control

Overestimating calorie count helps dieters fight temptation, study finds

12/25/2009
Eat Up, But Eat Healthy This Holiday Season

Enjoy the occasional treat while sticking to your diet. Here's how.

12/24/2009
Marijuana 'Munchies' May Be Rooted in Biology

Scientists identify substances similar to those in pot that increase the response to sweets

12/23/2009
Health Tip: Eat Healthier This Holiday Season

Suggestions for smart eating

12/21/2009
Imagine Food Aromas That Prevent Overeating

Scientists working on edibles that will signal fullness just by chewing

12/20/2009
Santa Not the Best Role Model for Kids' Health

His personal habits more naughty than nice, public health expert says

12/18/2009
Kids in Home-Based Day Care Lack Exercise

Most providers meet nutrition but not physical activity needs, study finds

12/18/2009
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate

Ointment made with fruit rind fights drug-resistant infections, researchers say

12/18/2009
Health Tip: Blueberries Are Good for You

They have lots of fiber and vitamin C

12/17/2009
Could Omega-3s Boost Blood Fat Levels?

Study finds short-term effect may not be beneficial

12/17/2009
Wide Array of Stores Now Sell High-Calorie Snacks

They're at checkout counters of clothing stores, gas stations -- and adding to obesity epidemic, study says

12/17/2009
Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down

Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

12/16/2009
Foodborne E. Coli Suspected in Urinary Tract Infections

Experts caution, though, that no direct link has been found

12/11/2009
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth

Lab study suggests possible action against breast cancer

12/9/2009
General Mills to Cut Sugar in Kids' Cereals

Food maker responds to calls for more nutritious breakfast food

12/9/2009
Want to Cut Cancer Risk? Try Munching Pistachios

Benefit comes from a particular type of vitamin E in the nuts, expert says

12/8/2009
Soy Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Surprising finding shows it reduces risk of death, recurrence

12/4/2009
Teens Lose More Weight Using Healthy Strategies

Increasing exercise, water and fruit consumption leads to success, study finds

11/25/2009
Holiday Eating Without the Guilt -- or the Pounds

Two experts offer waistline-friendly ways to enjoy festive feasting

11/25/2009
Natural Soy Component May Help Treat Colon Cancer

Discovery in fruit fly study may lead to new drugs for people, researchers say

11/25/2009
Salt Really Does Boost Health Risks

Links to stroke, cardiovascular disease may make a case for population-wide reduction, review finds

11/24/2009
Health Tip: The Skinny on Carbohydrates

What you need and how to get it

11/22/2009
Go Healthy, Not Hungry for Holiday Eating

Planning ahead can help keep eating under control, expert says

11/19/2009
Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease

Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

11/17/2009
Benefits of Eating Fish May Depend on Preparation

Baked or boiled beats fried or dried for heart health, researchers say

11/17/2009
Biotech Soybeans Good Source of Omega-3

Oil from engineered beans might help reduce heart attacks, researchers say

11/16/2009
Child Food Allergies on the Rise in U.S.

Experts unsure if growth stems from more awareness or actual increase in numbers

11/13/2009
Tapping Into Curry's Health Benefits

Curcumin capsules might boost body's ability to absorb potent antioxidant

11/13/2009
Health Tip: Signs That You Might Be Malnourished

And that you should see a doctor

11/12/2009
Chocolate Soothes the Stressed-Out Soul

Study found eating dark version lowered levels of stress hormones

11/11/2009
Gut Bacteria Might Be Making People Fat

Study in mice suggests link between intestinal microbes, diet and obesity

11/9/2009
To Feel Better, Low-Fat Diet May Be Best

Comparison of plans finds differences in mood despite similar weight loss

11/6/2009
Good Sleepers More Likely to Eat Right

Adequate shuteye is linked to healthier food choices in study

11/5/2009
Living With Less TV, More Sweat Boosts Weight Loss

Home environment plays role in effort to drop pounds, experts say

11/5/2009
Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer

Small study reports evidence of cancer-fighting properties

11/4/2009
Fast Eating Limits Gut Hormones That Induce Fullness

The result is overeating, research shows

11/3/2009
Sugar Shortens Life Span in Worms

But it's unclear whether the same holds true for humans, researchers say

11/2/2009
Diet Soda, Sodium Tied to Kidney Trouble: Studies

It's more proof that what you eat and drink affects health, researchers say

11/2/2009
Food Stamps Help Stave Off Hunger in Many U.S. Homes

Over 30-year period, nearly half of American children received nutrition assistance, analysis shows

10/30/2009
Pumpkin May Fight Yeast Infections

Age-old folk remedy may lead to new antibiotic therapy, study finds

10/30/2009
Veggies in Pregnancy Lowers Child's Diabetes Risk

Type 1 less likely in kids whose moms favored these foods, study found

10/30/2009
Fructose May Raise Blood Pressure

Drinking more than two sweetened sodas a day boosts risk of hypertension, study finds

10/29/2009
Diet, Exercise Thwart Diabetes: Study

Lifestyle changes really do work to prevent type 2, experts say

10/28/2009
New Clues to How Fish Oils Help Arthritis Patients

Findings may boost treatments for other inflammatory diseases, researchers say

10/27/2009
Herbicides, Fibrate Drugs May Block Taste Receptors

More research needed to determine the health consequences of compounds in question, experts say

10/26/2009
Health Tip: Dietary Needs of Aging Women

Find out what your body needs

10/26/2009
6 Million U.S. Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D

Minority children are hit hardest, nationwide study finds

10/23/2009
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart

Study shows it reduces inflammation associated with heart disease

10/22/2009
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes

But so far resveratrol works only as an injection into the brain of mice, study finds

10/20/2009
School Meals Need to Get Healthier: Report

New recommendations tackle obesity epidemic in U.S.