Food and Nutrition News

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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

11/25/2008
Live Chickens on Trucks Could Transmit Dangerous Germs

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cars traveling behind tractor-trailers carrying fowl

11/21/2008
11/19/2008
Genetic Testing No Real Help in Predicting Type 2 Diabetes

Traditional risk factors, such as obesity, are just as useful, studies find

11/18/2008
Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring

Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation

11/18/2008
Vitamin C, E Supplements Won't Help Prevent Cancer

Findings follow similar results for the prevention of heart disease

11/18/2008
Health Tip: Maintain a Healthy Weight

Suggestions to help prevent regaining lost pounds

11/14/2008
Early Life Peanut Consumption Might Prevent Allergy

But experts say study results aren't sufficient to counter current warnings

11/14/2008
High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says

11/14/2008
Saturated Fats Linked to Cancer of Small Intestine

These fats are found in red meat and processed meats, researchers say

11/13/2008
Traces of Corn Found in Almost All Fast Food

Only 12 servings out of hundreds had nutrients that didn't contain it, researchers say

11/11/2008
Calcium, Vitamin D Won't Prevent Breast Cancer

But findings apply to postmenopausal women only, counters editorial

11/10/2008
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise

But researchers are working on new therapies to combat the problem

11/9/2008
Lack of Potassium Linked to High Blood Pressure

The finding is especially true for blacks, study suggests

11/7/2008
Don't Rely on Diet to Prevent Weight Regain

In study, people put lost pounds back on regardless of the amount of fat they ate

11/5/2008
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

11/4/2008
Folic Acid and Other B Vitamins Won't Help Prevent Cancer

Seven-year study of supplements found no change in disease risk

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%