Food and Nutrition News

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6/12/2008
Consumers Urged to Avoid Raw Milk and Raw Milk Products

Unpasteurized items responsible for E. coli infections in children, CDC reports

6/11/2008
6/10/2008
FDA Expands Tomato Warning Nationwide

Restaurants, markets stop offering some products after 167 people in 17 states sickened by salmonella, CDC reports

6/6/2008
Whole Milk Cheaper, Effective Contrast Agent for GI Scans

It also tasted better than oral barium solution, study finds

6/5/2008
Fruits, Vegetables, Teas May Cut Smokers' Cancer Risk

Flavonoids in these foods may also counteract damage tobacco does to DNA, study suggests

6/5/2008
Weight Gain May Not Be Based Just on What You Eat

Study suggests the brain chemical serotonin influences fat metabolism

6/5/2008
Red Wine Compound Helps Heart, May Slow Aging

Resveratrol mimics effects of caloric restriction to extend life spans in mice

6/4/2008
Eating Habits Not Sole Cause of Thinness or Obesity

How you eat counts, study says, but nervous system also dictates weight gain, loss

6/4/2008
Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart

Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

6/3/2008
Risk Factors for Eating Disorders Vary by Gender

Rejecting media images, resilience to negative comments should be focus of prevention

6/3/2008
Fruit Juice May Be Healthy for Kids: Study

No weight gain seen among those who drink 100% juice, but not all experts agree with findings

6/2/2008
Kids Gulping Down More Sugary Beverages

Consumption of such drinks now make up to 15% of their daily calories, study finds

5/30/2008
Some Fats Deserve Change of Heart

Survey finds less than half of Americans know two particular fats boost cardiovascular health

5/30/2008
Green Tea Antioxidant May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

The science looks hopeful, but it's still too early to make a dietary recommendation, experts say

5/30/2008
5/30/2008
Mediterranean Diet May Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes

The eating plan is rich in fruits and vegetables and low in animal products

5/29/2008
Clinical Guideline Backs Food, Drink During Labor

Nurses, midwives urge more reviews, but say practice provides comfort and nutrition

5/29/2008
Type of Tomato Product Determines Power Against Prostate Cancer

Compound produced during drying works with lycopene to protect against malignancies, study suggests

5/26/2008
Health Tip: Taming a Sweet Tooth

Healthier options for your cravings

5/26/2008
Don't Leave Diet Out to Lunch on Vacation

Eating out is common while traveling, but it's important to make healthy choices

5/22/2008
Probiotics Help Adult Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

The 'good bacteria' also boost gastrointestinal functioning, study found

5/22/2008
'Food Clock' May Override Master Sleep Clock in Times of Duress

Mouse study suggests threat of starvation triggers the switch

5/22/2008
Health Tip: Keeping Off the Weight

Stick with your eating plan

5/21/2008
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dry Dog Food

70 people, many of them young children, were sickened after handling the food, CDC says

5/21/2008
Health Tip: Heart-Healthy Diet Should Start in Infancy

Here's what the American Heart Association recommends

5/19/2008
Advances Aid Treatment, Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

Disorder triggered by gluten in common foods, such as bread, pasta, often goes unnoticed

5/15/2008
Health Tip: Keeping the Caregiver Healthy

Here are ways to prevent feeling burned out and stressed

5/13/2008
Health Tip: Can You Quit Smoking Without Weight Gain?

Suggestions to stay smoke-free and healthy

5/12/2008
Health Tip: Baby's Transition From Liquid Diet

Some signs it's time for solid foods

5/9/2008
Fighting a Fungus That Thrives on Tomatoes

Scientists find disease-resistant gene wards off fusarium wilt on leaves

5/9/2008
Flavonoids May Help Treat Alzheimer's

Compounds found in fruits and vegetables reduced brain plaques in mouse experiments

5/2/2008
Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids

Strong support for ketogenic regimen from major randomized trial

4/30/2008
Report Slams U.S. Food Safety System

Overhaul of outdated inspection practices desperately needed, critics say

4/26/2008
Cola May Be Bad to the Bones

Research suggests the beverage contributes to osteoporosis

4/25/2008
Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes

A 12% solution increased levels of antioxidants, researchers say

4/25/2008
Disordered Eating Is Widespread Among U.S. Women

75% say they behave abnormally around food, survey finds

4/18/2008
Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity

Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

4/15/2008
Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke

Avoiding food during religious holidays such as Ramadan increased risk almost 3-fold

4/14/2008
New Benefits From Old Heart Measures

Statins lower blood pressure, DASH diet cuts cardiovascular risk, studies find

4/13/2008
Diabetic Food Shopping That Won't Break a Budget

With prices rising, group offers tips that save dollars, make sense

4/10/2008
Irradiation Almost Erases Risk of Food Poisoning

Salmonella, E. coli bacteria dramatically reduced with this method, researchers find

4/10/2008
Foodborne Illnesses Remain Constant in U.S.

More needs to be done to extend safety practices, CDC reports

4/10/2008
Egg Consumption Poses Risks for Diabetic Men: Study

Study of doctors shows 7 eggs a week raise risk of dying

4/8/2008
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Won't Prevent Crohn's Relapse

Despite earlier promise from small trial, new study finds no effect

4/8/2008
Food as Medicine?

Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

4/7/2008
School Environment Can Curb Kids' Weight Gain

Philadelphia-based nutrition program reduced overweight by 50%, study concludes

4/7/2008
TV in the Bedroom Is Not a Teen's Best Friend

Personal sets interfere with family time, grades and nutrition, study finds

4/3/2008
Eating Less May Hinder Immune System

Study with deer mice found reducing food intake 30% decreased infection-fighting cells

4/3/2008
Health Tip: Avoiding Cellulite

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

4/1/2008
Fasting Before Chemo Protects Healthy Cells

Two days without food primed them for chemical onslaught and exposed cancer cells, study finds