Food and Nutrition News

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4/20/2009
Grapefruit Juice Boosts Anti-Cancer Drug's Effects

Small study finds 8-ounce glass enhances absorption of rapamycin 3 to 4 times

4/20/2009
Kids and Veggies: Offer Them and They Will Eat

Availability in poor areas more of an issue than youngsters' tastes, studies find

4/20/2009
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks

Study suggests that sugarless brands can help control appetite and weight

4/16/2009
Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk

But British team says findings don't prove cause and effect

4/16/2009
Health Tip: Preventing the Return of Pancreatitis

How you can help ward off a recurrence

4/13/2009
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health

Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

4/11/2009
How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?

Experts debate pros, cons of consumption and mercury exposure

4/9/2009
Declines in Foodborne Illness Have Plateaued, Report Says

FDA official cites need to modernize government efforts

4/9/2009
Health Tip: Plan Ahead for Healthy Meals

Spend time deciding on upcoming menus

4/7/2009
Protein Might Be a Troublesome Nutrient

Study in rats links it to diabetes risk, but human application is unclear

4/6/2009
Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain

New research finds that need for instant gratification might play a part

4/6/2009
Broccoli May Ward Off Serious Stomach Ailments

Results of small study hint at cancer-preventing ability, researcher says

4/3/2009
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth

Experts even suggest delaying brushing after consumption

4/3/2009
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot

The fruit, combined with contraceptive pill and a genetic mutation, almost cost woman her leg, doctors say

4/2/2009
Fewer Sugary Drinks Key to Weight Loss

Cutting down on sodas, other sweet beverages may work better than eating less, study finds

4/2/2009
Antioxidant-Rich Foods Lose Nutritional Luster Over Time

Studies found levels of good compounds dropped after 6 months

4/1/2009
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism

For some teens and young adults, it may be concealing eating disorders

3/30/2009
Omega-3s of No Added Benefit to Heart Attack Patients

Standard therapy wipes out any protection the supplement might provide, study finds

3/30/2009
Rapid Infant Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity

Harvard study suggests earliest intervention may reduce risk

3/27/2009
Families That Eat Together Serve Up Good Dietary Habits

Kids make smarter food choices later on, study finds

3/26/2009
Diabetics May Soon Have Low-Sugar Vegetable Juice

Chinese scientists used bacteria to strip the drink of carbs

3/26/2009
Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says

Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

3/26/2009
Urine Test May ID Unhealthy Diets

Low potassium level indicates poor nutrition, study finds

3/26/2009
Health Tip: Your Children Need Iron

The very young may be deficient

3/25/2009
Oral Yogurt 'Vaccine' Could Blunt Ouch Factor

Study in mice reports a more powerful immune response than from an injection

3/25/2009
U.S. Urged to Start 'Fixing the Problem' of Food Safety

Creation of a separate federal agency is needed, new report says

3/25/2009
A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones

Study suggests that fast-growing youth have greater fondness for treats

3/24/2009
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug

Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

3/24/2009
Soy May Help Shield Asian-American Girls From Breast Cancer

Early consumption seems most beneficial, but needs further study, experts say

3/24/2009
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Guard Against Advanced Prostate Cancer

Even men genetically predisposed to disease benefit from eating fish, study finds

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/23/2009
Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment

Products in development expand on plants' natural defenses, researchers explain

3/23/2009
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers

Japanese researchers say added antibody fights H. pylori bacteria

3/17/2009
Black Male Children Face Highest Risk for Food Allergies

Peanuts and shrimp cause the most problems, survey finds

3/16/2009
Child's Food Allergies Take Toll on Family Plans

Work schedules, finances and getaway destinations are affected, studies find

3/16/2009
Exposure to Peanuts May Build Tolerance to Allergy

The therapy is still experimental, and more research is needed, study says

3/11/2009
Health Tip: The Signs of Hunger

Each time you eat, are you really hungry?

3/9/2009
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout

With 1,500 milligrams a day, men cut their risk by 45%, study finds

3/6/2009
Gene Explains How High-Fructose Diets Lead to Insulin Resistance

Corn syrup more easily metabolizes to fat in liver, which may trigger disease, study says

3/6/2009
Teens' Lung Health Is Linked to Their Diet

Eating fruit and fish might lessen asthma, bronchitis symptoms, research suggests

3/6/2009
Healthy Foods Harder to Find in Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier areas offer residents more nutritious items in stores, studies find

3/5/2009
Mom Was Right: Eat Your Broccoli

Study finds substance in sprouts cuts inflammation linked to asthma, heart disease

3/5/2009
Bias Against Obesity Is Found Among Future Dietitians

Attitude could affect care patients might get, experts warn

3/4/2009
School Lunches Too Fatty and Sugary, Critics Say

Assessment urges more veggies plus restrictions on unhealthy options

3/4/2009
Older Americans May Lack Adequate Nutrition

But those taking supplements often exceed recommended levels, study finds

3/3/2009
U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul

Doctors urge all levels of society to encourage good eating habits, cut coronary risks

2/28/2009
Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health

Just because it's a resort, doesn't mean precautions should be abandoned, experts note

2/25/2009
Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

Labeling doesn't always reflect content, which is crucial to fetal neurological development, researchers note

2/25/2009
Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests

Comparison of 4 diet plans finds all produce similar results

2/23/2009
Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu

Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say