Food and Nutrition News

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10/13/2010
Front of Food Labels Should Focus on Calories, Salt, Fats: Report

Experts say this info gives consumers best guidance to cut disease risk

10/13/2010
U.S. Hispanics Outlive General Population: CDC

Experts can't pinpoint one single cause but say lifestyle may help

10/8/2010
10/7/2010
Health Tip: Feed Your Toddler Enough Iron

How to offer sufficient iron in the diet

10/6/2010
Doctors' Weight Loss Talks Better When Empathetic

Patients much more likely to lose weight if they feel like a partner in care, researchers find

10/6/2010
Trans Fats While Breast-Feeding May Plump Up Baby

More research needed to see how mom's fatty diet affects infant's long-term health, study notes

10/5/2010
10/4/2010
Anorexic Teens May Gain From Whole-Family Treatment

Instead of blaming parents, these experts involve them in recovery process

10/4/2010
Moms' Influence on Kids' Weight Starts in Pregnancy, Study Finds

But most underestimate their own ability to help stop cycle of obesity, researchers say

10/4/2010
Fizzy Drinks Activate Nasal Pain Sensors, Lab Study Finds

Carbonation provokes same spicy, burning sensation as mustard, researchers say

10/4/2010
Health Tip: Cut Down on Sodium

Suggestions for eating less salt

10/1/2010
U.S. Kids Filling Up on 'Empty Calories,' Study Finds

Excess fats and added sugars will lead to health woes later on, experts say

9/28/2010
How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lose Weight, Keep It Off: Study

Intensive lifestyle change program yielded better results than support group

9/28/2010
Poor Health Habits Linked to Subpar Work Performance

Employees who smoke, don't exercise or eat right take more time off, are less productive, study finds

9/27/2010
Celiac Disease Seems to Be on the Rise, Mainly in Elderly: Study

Blood markers for the disease rose from 1 in every 501 individuals in 1974 to 1 in 219 by 1989

9/27/2010
9/27/2010
Study Finds Teens Think Sports Drinks Are Healthy

But marketing these beverages as healthful doesn't make them so, experts say

9/26/2010
U.S. Kids Drink Too Little Water: Study

And sugary beverages account for much of their fluid intake

9/22/2010
Natural Pet Foods May Not Always Be Best Choice

Such chow 'based more on market demand from owners' than quality, veterinarian says

9/22/2010
Consumer Activists Want Modified Salmon to Be Labeled

The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering; FDA decision on approval isn't expected for months

9/21/2010
FDA Advisers Consider Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon

The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering, but critics fear risks to health and the environment

9/20/2010
FDA Advisers Weigh Approval of Genetically Modified Salmon

The animals grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering, but critics fear risks to health and the environment

9/18/2010
Most Americans Don't Get Daily Exercise

Only 5% reported vigorous physical activity within preceding 24-hour period, researchers found

9/16/2010
Diet to Prevent Hypertension Also Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

New findings related to DASH diet, which is high in produce, dairy products and whole grains

9/13/2010
Two New Programs Aim to Prevent, Treat Childhood Obesity

U.S. National Institutes of Health investing $72 million in effort to curb growing problem

9/10/2010
New On the Menu: Genetically Modified Salmon?

FDA may approve fish that grow twice as fast due to genetic engineering

9/9/2010
Most Americans Still Not Eating Enough Fruits, Veggies

No state has yet met the federal goals for consumption, CDC report finds

9/8/2010
Health Tip: When You Feed Baby Formula

Tips for preparation and serving

9/7/2010
Health Tip: Making Healthy Lunch Choices

Offer kids healthier alternatives

9/7/2010
Low-Carb Diets Heavy on Meat May Raise Health Risks

But vegetable-based low-carb plans lowered death rates from cancer and heart disease, study finds

9/6/2010
Keep Health in Mind When Planning School Day Menus

Expert urges parents to pack some variety and nutrition into kids' lunch boxes

9/6/2010
College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands

Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

9/4/2010
Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being

Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

9/1/2010
Sleep-Deprived Teens Eat More Fat, Study Finds

Those who get less than eight hours a night at risk for obesity, experts say

8/31/2010
'DASH Diet' Shown to Lower Heart Attack Risk Almost 20%

Eating more fruits and vegetables, fewer fats can cut your 10-year risk of heart disease, study says

8/31/2010
Can Fruits, Veggies Help Ward Off Lung Cancer?

The wider the variety consumed by smokers, the greater the benefit, study suggests

8/27/2010
Food Better Than Supplements for Cancer Prevention: Expert

Always check with a doctor, dietician before taking supplements, she advises

8/26/2010
Widely Used Plastics Chemical Linked to Testosterone Boost

Greater exposure to BPA associated with slight rise in hormone levels in men, researchers say

8/26/2010
Black Rice May Be Cheap Source of Antioxidants

Bran extracts could be added to food, beverages, and provide a natural colorant, scientists say

8/26/2010
Eggs Being Produced by Recall Farms Safe, if Pasteurized, Experts Say

Treated eggs can be used in products such as salad dressings, cookie dough and cake mixes

8/23/2010
Scientists Shock Spuds in Bid to Boost Antioxidants

Exposure to ultrasound also improved nutritional levels, researchers claim

8/23/2010
Could Drinking Water Before Meals Help You Lose Weight?

People who drank two glasses prior to eating dropped more pounds, study found

8/23/2010
Bottled Teas May Not Deliver on Antioxidants

20 bottles of some types needed to get the polyphenols of one home-brewed cup, study finds

8/23/2010
FDA Chief Says More Egg Recalls Possible

Nearly 2,000 reports of salmonella infections in people in about 22 states

8/22/2010
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Producer says there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis

8/20/2010
2nd Egg Recall Linked to Salmonella Under Way

Producer says there have been laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella enteritidis

8/20/2010
Adding Fish Oil to Low-Fat/High-Carb Diet May Improve Cholesterol

Strategy helped those with cluster of unhealthy heart risk factors, study found

8/20/2010
Green, Leafy Vegetables Linked to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

More study needed to clarify role that diet plays in development of the disease, researchers say

8/19/2010
Health Tip: Make Time for Healthy Meals

They can still be quick and easy

8/19/2010
Nationwide Recall of Eggs Linked to Salmonella Expanded

More than 250 people sickened by germ as Iowa company recalls 380 million eggs