Food and Nutrition News

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7/20/2007
Low-Carb Diets Combat Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers find out how the diets seem to reduce appetite, weight

7/19/2007
Botulism Linked to Canned Hot Dog Chili Sauce

U.S. health officials warn consumers to throw away products

7/18/2007
Curry Spice Chemical Could Curb Alzheimer's

Findings support prior work suggesting turmeric fights the disease

7/18/2007
Bush Creates Panel to Oversee Imported Foods

Move follows growing worries about safety of nation's food supply

7/17/2007
Healthiest Diet Made Little Difference to Breast Cancer Survivors

Regimen exceeding national guidelines didn't protect more from recurrence, study finds

7/17/2007
Tonsillectomy Shouldn't Dull Taste: Study

Researchers found little effect, although post-op pain might impair sensation

7/16/2007
Health Tip: Feeding a Child Athlete

Make sure the youngster is getting the right foods and liquids

7/13/2007
No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA

The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

7/11/2007
Folic Acid Fortification a Success in Canada

Decrease in neural tube birth defects even more than seen in the U.S., study finds

7/11/2007
7/10/2007
Meats, Sweets May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Chinese women who favored Western fare doubled their odds for malignancy, study showed

7/9/2007
Fruit, Fish Help Teens Fight Asthma

The foods contain inflammation-fighting antioxidants, experts say

7/3/2007
A Bite of Chocolate a Day May Keep Blood Pressure at Bay

Limited amounts of dark chocolate lower blood pressure, German researchers report

7/2/2007
Health Tip: Picnic Precautions

Handle food properly to prevent illness

7/1/2007
Food Nutrition Labels a Puzzle? Here's Help

Experts offer tips to cut through the confusion

6/29/2007
Some High-Carb Diets May Boost Women's Heart Risk

Stay away from white breads and processed baked goods, experts advise

6/28/2007
It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy

Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

6/28/2007
FDA Halts Imports of Farmed Fish From China

Products will be detained until proven free of contaminants, U.S. officials say

6/27/2007
6/26/2007
Portion-Control Dishware Helps Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

Marked up plates and bowls led to 5% weight loss and cut need for medication

6/25/2007
Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers

Fruit-flavored drinks, sodas between meals are a big culprit, study finds

6/23/2007
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Tougher on Arteries

Switching to beverages with glucose might be preferable, experts say

6/22/2007
FDA Issues New Dietary Supplement Safety Rules

They're meant to keep products contaminant-free, but critics say more oversight is needed

6/22/2007
Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing

Adult smokers much more likely to have played with them as kids, study finds

6/20/2007
Study Probes Whether Diet Can Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Trial to compare Mediterranean diet with U.S. Healthy People 2010 guidelines

6/18/2007
Soy Compound Helps Build Bone: Study

But one expert says the jury's still out on genistein for older women

6/13/2007
Docs Should Tackle Patients' Problem Behaviors All at Once: Study

Issues like smoking, bad diets were better overcome that way, researchers say

6/8/2007
U.S. Study Pits an Omega-3 Against Alzheimer's

18-month trial will test docosahexaenoic acid's ability to slow disease

6/8/2007
Water-Rich, Low-Fat Foods Encourage Weight Loss

Fruits, veggies, grains curb appetite, help shed pounds, study finds

6/5/2007
Health Tip: Sensible Ways to Shed Pounds

Missing meals is a bad idea, AARP says

6/2/2007
Ginseng, Flaxseed May Help Cancer Patients

But another study dampens enthusiasm for the use of shark cartilage against lung tumors

6/1/2007
Folic Acid Supplements Cut Stroke Risk

Their effect on other heart outcomes is less clear, study finds

5/31/2007
Soy Nuts Lower Blood Pressure in Postmenopausal Women

Adding half a cup to daily diet also cut 'bad' cholesterol, study finds

5/30/2007
FDA Recalls Animal Feed Tainted With Melamine From U.S. Supplier

Health risk to the consumer remains extremely low, officials say

5/29/2007
Vitamin D, Calcium Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

But it's too early to recommend supplements, one expert says

5/26/2007
Tips to Keeping the Barbecue Cancer-Free

Marinating, precooking can deny tumor-causing compounds a plate at the table

5/25/2007
Large Jolts of Java Can Keep Gout at Bay

Coffee lovers who drank more than four cups a day had a 40% lower risk of the inflammatory condition

5/23/2007
Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk

Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

5/21/2007
A Little Soup Can Help You Lose Weight: Study

Other research examines potential treatments for constipation, digestive disorders

5/21/2007
Eating Apples, Fish During Pregnancy Protects Kids From Allergies, Asthma

Researchers say first helps against asthma, while second works against eczema

5/20/2007
Many With High Blood Pressure Shun Heart-Healthy Diet

More people might comply if nutritious foods were cheaper, one expert says

5/18/2007
When Produce Is Homegrown, Kids Eat Better

Children develop taste for fruits, veggies straight from the garden, study finds

5/17/2007
Tomatoes No Magic Bullet For Prostate Cancer

Lycopene and beta-carotene won't prevent the disease, study finds

5/17/2007
Many Americans Confused About Cancer: Survey

1 in 4 think there's not much you can do to prevent it

5/15/2007
Heavy Multivitamin Use May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

Odds rose 32% for men taking more than a pill a day, study found

5/15/2007
Insulin Levels May Dictate Success With a Diet

People who secrete more of the hormone benefit from a lower-carb, higher-fat plan, study finds

5/15/2007
Omega-3, Vitamin D Levels Cut Risk of Eye Disease

They lower odds of age-related macular degeneration, studies find

5/15/2007
Fruit, Vegetable-Rich Diet Halves Lung Disease Risk

But eating right is no green light to smoke, experts say

5/14/2007
Chemical Compounds Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Pollutants, food ingredients, solvents may all cause harm, researchers say

5/9/2007
It's What You Eat, Not How, That Counts

Eating slowly in smaller portions may not curb overeating, study finds