Food and Nutrition News

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2/29/2008
Carb Intake, Obesity Tied to Rise in Esophageal Cancers

Increased dietary intake of these refined compounds mirrors growth of disease, study says

2/29/2008
Health Tip: Get More Whole Grains

What to include at mealtime

2/28/2008
Broccoli Sprout Extract Hinders Bladder Cancer Development

Rats given concentrated dose had risk of growths cut in half, study says

2/24/2008
How to Be Heart Smart at the Supermarket

Dietitian offers advice on navigating nutrition claims and food labels

2/23/2008
More Risk Factors, Less Access to Care Behind Higher Stroke Rates in U.S.

Europeans less likely to have an attack, study finds

2/21/2008
Fish Oil Flounders, But Fiber Might Lower Stroke Risk

Pair of studies examine effect of diet on stroke prevention, outcomes

2/21/2008
Poverty Drains Nutrition From Family Diet

Study found adults ate worse than children did in 'food-insecure' households

2/21/2008
Fast Food Ads Fueling Obesity Among Hispanic Kids

Study found overload of commercials aimed at children on Spanish-language stations

2/19/2008
Health Tip: Zinc in Your Diet

Make sure you're getting enough

2/12/2008
Health Tip: Pack a Healthier Lunch

How to limit fat and calories

2/7/2008
Low-Carb Diets Better Than Low-Fat Diets at Preventing Diabetes

Even if coupled with high animal fat and protein, risk did not increase, study claims

2/5/2008
Bush's Budget Proposal Would Cut Medicare Spending

But FDA budget would rise by almost 6 percent, much of it to oversee food safety

1/31/2008
Atkins-Like Diet Cuts Epileptic Seizures

High-fat, low-carb plan may work when other treatments fail, study says

1/25/2008
Vitamin E, Lutein May Fight Cataracts

A randomized trial is needed to confirm the findings, experts say

1/23/2008
1/22/2008
Another Study Links Western Diet to Heart, Health Risks

But it also found that diet soda doesn't protect against metabolic syndrome

1/21/2008
Eating Out Doesn't Guarantee Weight Gain

But fast food is no friend of the waistline, new study finds

1/18/2008
Mediterranean Diet for Mom Fends Off Asthma, Allergies in Kids

But eating red meat more than 3 times weekly may increase risk, study suggests

1/16/2008
U.S. Food Safety: A Shopping List of Solutions

Proposals include creating 'superagency,' boosting FDA funding and encouraging global alliances

1/16/2008
U.S. Food Safety: Solutions at a Glance

From user fees to traceability reforms, no shortages here

1/16/2008
U. S. Food Safety: Protect Yourself Against Food Poisoning

Tips to help keep what you eat free of bacteria

1/15/2008
Foods From Cloned Animals Safe to Eat: FDA

Agency says that no dangers are posed to American consumers

1/15/2008
U.S. Food Safety: The Import Alarm Keeps Sounding

As America's taste for imported food increases, the urgency for quality controls does also

1/15/2008
U.S. Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses a Menu for Disaster

Main offenders are bacterial, and they can strike at any time

1/14/2008
Brain Scans Shed Light on Why People Overeat

Targeting left posterior amygdala could lead to new treatments, study shows

1/14/2008
U.S. Food Safety: Home-Grown Problems Abound

As the variety of tainted products widens, the concerns about oversight deepen

1/14/2008
U.S. Food Safety: A Grocery List of Tainted Products

Recent recalls covered everything from spinach to meat to children's snacks

1/11/2008
Too Much Sugar-Free Gum Linked to Severe Weight Loss

2 cases in Germany cite diarrhea due to the sweetener sorbitol

1/8/2008
Health Tip: Low-Sodium Meals

Suggestions to lower your salt intake

1/7/2008
Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Risk

But experts are split on the need for supplements

1/7/2008
Parental Control of Eating Leads to Lighter Toddlers

Pushing child to eat more or less food had same effect on weight at age 2, study says

12/28/2007
Fish Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Omega-3 fatty acid boosts protein that destroys brain plaques, study finds

12/26/2007
Food Pyramid for Older Adults Gets an Update

Added emphasis on physical activity joins USDA guidance on nutrition and healthy weight

12/25/2007
Health Tip: Drug and Food Interactions

Ways to help prevent them

12/25/2007
Health Tip: Get Plenty of Potassium

A deficiency can be life-threatening

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