Food and Nutrition News

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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

1/6/2009
Health Tip: More Than You Can Chew

What to do when chewing becomes difficult

1/5/2009
Gastric Bypass Halts Diabetes in Obese Teens

Surgery could help them avoid long-term complications of blood sugar disease, scientists say

1/5/2009
Health Tip: Budget Your Calories

How to use your extras

1/4/2009
Prenatal Nutrition, Postnatal Allergy Protection

Certain foods consumed during pregnancy might protect against asthma and eczema

12/31/2008
Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Lab

Finding might lead to new treatment for blood cancers, researchers say

12/31/2008
Dubious Drugs, Tainted Foods Top 2008's Health Stories

But deaths from heart disease, cancer show encouraging drop

12/30/2008
Health Tip: Travel Well, Eat Well

Healthy eating while on vacation

12/26/2008
Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones

U.K. researchers say findings may lead to more effective ways to control weight

12/25/2008
Honey Bees on Cocaine 'Dance' When Food Is Found

Research backs theory that insects' brain reward system activates pleasure centers

12/21/2008
Eating Strategies for Healthier Holiday Parties

Easy-to-follow tips can take the guilt, and the calories, out of the equation

12/20/2008
For the Obese, Holiday Tables Serve Platefuls of Doubt

But fear of social pressures can be overcome with honest approach to food, expert says

12/19/2008
Limiting School Snacks Boosts Fruit, Veggie Consumption

The increase, while modest, was significant, study finds

12/19/2008
12/19/2008
Low Doses of Melamine Won't Harm Kids' Kidneys

Hong Kong researchers found most of those exposed to tainted products were OK

12/18/2008
Toxic Poinsettias? Hangover Cures? It May Be All Fiction

Researchers debunk common holiday and wintertime health myths

12/17/2008
Phenols in Quality Olive Oil Suppress Breast Cancer Gene

But study cautions lab findings were at levels unlikely to be achieved in real life

12/17/2008
'Mediterranean'-Style Diet Best for Blood Sugar Control

Another study finds type 2 diabetes increases cancer death risk

12/16/2008
ICU Nutritional Program Failed to Boost Outcomes

Early feeding didn't cut length of stay either, study finds

12/13/2008
New Food Pyramid Is Aimed at Kids

'MyPyramid for Preschoolers' helps parents expand little ones' diet in a healthy way

12/12/2008
Fruits and Veggies May Strengthen Bones

Could join calcium and vitamin D in fight against osteoporosis, study finds

12/10/2008
Study Suggests Sugar May Be Addictive

Finding might yield new insights into eating disorders, experts say

12/8/2008
Mediterranean Diet Enriched With Nuts Cuts Heart Risks

Study says metabolic abnormalities better regulated when following this approach

12/7/2008
Portion Distortion

In the fight against obesity, Americans need to re-learn proper serving sizes for meals

12/7/2008
Holidays Don't Have to Make You Heavier

Maintaining weight, instead of dieting, is a good way to keep pounds off, experts say

12/2/2008
Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby

Infants born to moms who took it in first 3 months more likely to have respiratory woes

12/2/2008
High Salt Levels Common in Many Foods

Cereals, licorice, pancakes, among other products, home to sodium, study says

12/1/2008
Vitamin D Vital for the Heart

Lack of the sunlight-derived nutrient tied to increased cardiovascular events

12/1/2008
FDA Touts Efforts to Enhance Food Safety

Critics see problems with the agency's goals, commitment and resources

11/27/2008
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Their high acid content inhibits bacterial growth, experts say

11/26/2008
Fat-Sensing Molecule Might Fight Obesity

Study with rodents shows the molecules help regulate appetite

11/26/2008
Improper Microwaving Led to Pot Pie-Salmonella Outbreak

CDC urges clearer cooking instructions to protect consumers

11/26/2008
Health Tip: Diabetes and Dessert

Suggestions for what you should eat