Food and Nutrition News

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12/21/2007
School Salad Bar Boosts Kids' Fruit, Veggie Intake

Servings rose from 3 to 4 per day after service was added to lunchroom, study found

12/18/2007
Lack of Strong Thirst Signals Leads Elderly to Drink Too Little

Finding could explain why older people are prone to dehydration during heat waves

12/14/2007
Health Tip: Help Keep Diabetic Hearts Healthy

Lifestyle changes can make a big difference

12/12/2007
Health Tip: Spare the Needless Calories

Suggestions for buying and preparing meat

12/11/2007
Health Tip: Eating Fast Food?

Choose the healthier options

12/11/2007
High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk

U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

12/8/2007
Environmental Toxin Collects in Breast Milk

Perchlorate can then be passed on to nursing infants, rat study shows

12/6/2007
Blackberries, Broccoli Sprouts Battle Cancer

Raw vegetables like broccoli also keep some malignancies at bay, research shows

12/4/2007
Health Tip: Accounting for Weight Gain

Fatty, high-calorie foods aren't the only contributors

12/1/2007
'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma

Everything from Christmas trees to fake snow can trigger symptoms, experts warn

12/1/2007
FDA Report Says Nation's Health at Risk

The agency can't keep up with increasing demands, new technologies, subcommittee finds

11/30/2007
Diets May Raise Cancer Risk for Poor, Urban Women

Most get too little of nutrients that cut their odds for malignancy, study finds

11/29/2007
FDA Mulls Cutting Salt in Processed Foods

Experts agree Americans eat too much sodium, but differ on need for regulation

11/27/2007
High-Carb Diet Raises Women's Diabetes Risk

But boosting fiber intake can help lower the odds, researchers say

11/22/2007
Cranberry Sauce May Be Healthy Treat

Science is revealing how berry helps ward off infection

11/22/2007
There's More Than Turkey Behind Holiday Yawns

General sense of relaxation also encourages midday sleepiness, experts say

11/22/2007
Health Tip: Eat Healthy When You Eat Out

Suggestions for practical eating when you're not at home

11/22/2007
Many Americans Can't Afford to Eat Right

Cheap fruits and veggies often unavailable to poorer, rural consumers, studies find

11/21/2007
Make Thanksgiving a Feast of Health

Simple substitutions on the traditional menu offer lower-fat dishes without compromising taste

11/20/2007
Citrus Juice Gives Boost to Green Tea Antioxidants

The combo may help your body better absorb the healthy compounds, study suggests

11/19/2007
Research Reveals Nutrient's Impact on the Embryo

Vitamin A-derived retinoic acid helps guide development, scientists say

11/16/2007
Chocolate Craving Has Ancient Roots

Archaeologists find traces of the sweet in pottery more than 3,000 years old

11/16/2007
Health Tip: Avoid Holiday Overeating

How to prevent packing on extra pounds

11/15/2007
Fish, Fruits, Veggies May Cut Dementia Risk

Regular consumption of these foods lowered odds up to 60%, study found

11/14/2007
Breast-Feeding Cuts Food Allergy Risk

Other studies yield insights into these types of allergens, experts say

11/13/2007
Low-Carb Diet May Slow Prostate Tumor Growth

Mouse study could have implications for humans, researchers say

11/13/2007
Nitrite, Nitrate-Rich Foods Boost Heart Attack Outcomes

Mouse study finds diet with components patients taught to avoid may offer protection

11/8/2007
A Little Wine, Sunlight Help Boost Women's Health

Two small studies suggest life-enhancing, life-extending benefits

11/8/2007
Fish Really May Be Brain Food

3 studies suggest regular consumption boosts thinking

11/6/2007
High-Fat Diet Can Disrupt Body's Clock

Like a midnight raid on the fridge for junk food -- sleep often suffers, study says

11/6/2007
Atkins Diet Can Raise Heart Risks

Other research supports moderate drinking, fasting for cardio health

11/4/2007
Folic Acid Fortification Cuts Babies' Heart Risks

Canadian study shows reduction after folate added to foods

11/4/2007
Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow

Arteries function better when the dark delight is consumed, study suggests

11/2/2007
Calorie-Starved Rats Live Longer: Study

But most humans couldn't maintain such a low-cal diet, scientists say

11/2/2007
Diet, Lifestyle Changes Cut Some Infertility Risk

Food, exercise choices may lower risk by almost 80% for those with ovulatory disorders, study suggests

10/30/2007
Vitamin D Won't Help Prevent Most Cancers

Major study did find possible protection against colon tumors, however

10/29/2007
Zinc Helps Elderly Ward Off Pneumonia

Nursing home study finds it can prevent or shorten the illness

10/26/2007
A Happy Halloween Means Safety First

Key precautions can help to ensure your child's well-being

10/25/2007
Broccoli May Help Fight Skin Cancer

Natural compound shields against effects of UV rays

10/24/2007
Smoking Dulls Taste for Sweets

The effect deepens over time, researchers add

10/17/2007
Genes Might Help Drive Overeating

DNA-based brain chemical changes mean more food is needed, study suggests

10/16/2007
Raw Seafood Poses Digestive Risks

Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, cramping and vomiting, researchers say

10/16/2007
Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes

It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds

10/12/2007
Chocolate Lovers May Be Hard-Wired That Way

Study finds their metabolism reacts differently to the sweet treat

10/11/2007
Concerns Rise Over U.S. Food Safety

Recalls, food poisonings point to serious shortcomings, some experts say

10/11/2007
10/10/2007
Health Tip: Say Cheers With Red Wine

How, in moderation, it may help keep you healthy

10/10/2007
Tea Helps Toughen Older Women's Hips

Those who drink it daily lose less bone, study finds

10/9/2007
More Fiber, Less Fat Help Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Long-term dietary change led to 40% reduction in risk, study found

10/9/2007
Health Tip: The Benefits of Omega-3s

Why they're good for you