Food and Nutrition News

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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

5/9/2007
No Link Between 100% Juice and Kids' Overweight: Study

But more than half of children drink no juice at all, researchers say

5/8/2007
Health Tip: Drink Lots of Water

Why it's so important

5/6/2007
Dads' Parenting Style Influences Childhood Obesity

Clear limits, parental follow-through can help curb overweight epidemic

5/4/2007
Dieting Usually Healthy for Older Adults: Study

Physical function is unaffected by typical weight loss, researchers say

5/4/2007
Why Tainted Animal Feed Poses Little Threat to Humans

Differences between species, amounts of melamine consumed are key, experts say

5/2/2007
Why Calorie Restriction Might Prolong Life

Study revolves around gene that controls response to dietary restrictions

5/1/2007
Mom Was Right: Eating Soup Cuts Calorie Intake

Study finds a bit of broth can spell bliss for weight-watchers

5/1/2007
No Link Between Autism, Celiac Disease: Study

Findings challenge previous research suggesting food allergy connection

4/30/2007
Pistachios May Take Bite Out of Cholesterol

They have heart-healthy effects similar to leafy greens, study finds

4/30/2007
Green Tea May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Laboratory study is called preliminary, but promising

4/25/2007
New U.S. Standards Look to Limit Junk Foods in Schools

Guidelines encourage nutritious foods, drinks to help combat obesity epidemic

4/25/2007
Tainted Pet Food Found in Hogs in Several States

FDA also testing imported protein supplements, not sure if contaminant has entered human food supply

4/24/2007
Food Prep May Be as Important as Ingredients Themselves

Frying, grilling can boost hazardous inflammatory toxins, scientists say

4/24/2007
TV Food Ads Lead to Weight Gain in Kids: Study

Prompted a 134 percent increase in amount of food eaten by obese children

4/19/2007
Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/19/2007
Health Tip: Dining While on the Road

Good eating habits can travel with you

4/16/2007
Study Links Cured Meats to Lung Disease

But more research is needed to prove the association, experts say

4/16/2007
Fruits and Vegetables Fight Off Cancer

Three studies suggest that eating well can reduce risk

4/12/2007
Some Foods Take Taste Out of Cigarettes

Finding could lead to a diet to help smokers quit, researcher says

4/10/2007
Fish Oils Delay Cognitive Decline, Studies Find

Omega-3 fatty acids also protected against loss of verbal fluency

4/9/2007
4/9/2007
TV Diners Miss the Big Health Picture

Watching while eating negates potential nutritional benefits, study finds

4/5/2007
Mediterranean Diet Protects Kids From Allergies: Study

Fruits, vegetables, nuts helped protect against asthma, skin sensitivity

4/4/2007
Multivitamins Improve Birth Outcomes in Developing World

Supplements reduced babies' odds for low birth weight, study found

4/2/2007
Vitamin K May Help Clear Arteries

Animal study finds it reduces buildup of calcium in vessels

4/1/2007
Pet Food Recall Widens After Toxin Found

Del Monte adds some of its moist pet food and snacks to a recall list that now includes dry cat food and Alpo dog food

4/1/2007
'Functional Foods': Healthy or Hype?

Experts weigh in on gastro-friendly yogurts, vitamin-rich water

3/31/2007
U.S. Centers to Launch Major Study of Anorexia

Developing effective treatments keyed to family support is researchers' goal

3/30/2007
Curry Compound May Fight Rare Neurological Illness

A chemical cousin of curcumin helped restore motor control in mice with Kennedy's disease , researchers say

3/30/2007
Chemical Found in Recalled Pet Food

Contaminated wheat gluten may also be in dry food, FDA says

3/27/2007
Mother's Beef Consumption May Affect Son's Fertility

The more meat eaten, the lower the sperm count, study suggests

3/27/2007
High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk

Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

3/27/2007
Health Tip: Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

They could harm your developing baby

3/27/2007
Blueberries May Help Curb Colon Cancer

The antioxidant-rich food cut precancerous lesions in rats

3/25/2007
Dark Chocolate May Lighten the Load on Arteries

Flavonoids in the sweet treat can make vessels more flexible, study suggests

3/24/2007
Rat Poison Found in Recalled Pet Food

N.Y. testing reveals toxin in samples from massive, nationwide recall; manufacturer doesn't know how it got there

3/23/2007
Source of 2006 Spinach E. coli Outbreak a Mystery: FDA

Contamination began on a California field but exact cause is unknown, study concludes

3/23/2007
Genetically Modified Foods: Boon or Boondoggle?

U.S. regulators say they're safe, but critics aren't convinced

3/22/2007
Clinical Trial to Examine Creatine as Parkinson's Treatment

Substance may act as antioxidant, preventing damage to brain cells

3/21/2007
Pet Death Toll Rises in Tainted Food Recall

Canadian manufacturer can't find contamination source in its moist pet food packages; U.S. probe continues

3/20/2007
Health Tip: Shop Healthy

Spend more time in the fruits and veggies aisle

3/19/2007
FDA Investigating Animal Deaths as Pet Food Recall Continues

Kidney failure may be linked to gluten in food, experts say

3/19/2007
More Studies Find Americans Aren't Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

And a nutrition gap still exists between blacks and whites

3/15/2007
Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

National goals for a healthy diet are still not being met, CDC report shows

3/13/2007
Health Tip: Avoid Fad Diets

They can be unhealthy, and sometimes downright dangerous