Food and Nutrition News

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8/24/2007
Antioxidant Supplements May Raise Women's Skin Cancer Risk

Mechanism isn't clear, and new findings don't apply to men

8/23/2007
Health Tip: Dangerous Dieting

Fad or quick weight-loss diets can lead to health problems

8/21/2007
Scientists Develop 'Natural' Protection for Stored Foods

Biodegradable polymers infused with herbal extracts could extend product shelf life

8/21/2007
Acrylamide Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Fried, baked food compound poses no threat, major study finds

8/21/2007
Cranberry Could Juice Up Ovarian Cancer Treatment

In lab experiments, it boosted drugs' killing power 6-fold

8/20/2007
Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin

In mouse study, it eased psoriasis as it lowered inflammation

8/19/2007
Coloring Compound in Fruits, Veggies May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Lab tests show altering anthocyanin molecules could lead to new treatments, study says

8/16/2007
Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds

8/15/2007
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Dehydration

Don't ignore these symptoms

8/14/2007
Guiding Kids to Better Diets Boosts Health

Learning about saturated fat improved children's cholesterol, study found

8/14/2007
Healthy Diet Guards Against Return of Colon Cancer

Patients who ate high-fat foods were three times more likely to see recurrence of disease, study finds

8/9/2007
Hormone Found to Govern Desire for Food

Treatment with leptin could help fight obesity, study says

8/8/2007
Low-Cal Sweets Might Still Make Kids Obese

Taste is a cue to overeat, research suggests

8/7/2007
Red Meat, Dairy Nutrient May Raise Colon Cancer Risk

Choline linked to increased polyp growth in women, study found

8/6/2007
Foods Taste Better With McDonald's Logo, Kids Say

Study suggests branding has powerful effect on preschoolers' diet

8/6/2007
Researchers Identify Cause of Rosacea

Overproduction of 2 inflammatory proteins at base of chronic facial redness, study says

8/2/2007
Coffee May Lower Liver Cancer Risk

But true cause and effect haven't yet been proven, one expert says

7/31/2007
Folate Shields Fetus Against Chemical in Plastics

The genistein in soy might also minimize BPA's influence on baby, study finds

7/26/2007
Fish Oil May Help Keep Inflammation at Bay

It cuts down on a key inflammatory chemical, study finds

7/25/2007
Heavy Drinkers Lack Omega-3 Nutrient

They may want to raise their fish intake to compensate, researchers say

7/23/2007
Study Links Diet Soft Drinks With Cardiac Risk

Just one soda a day tied to higher incidence of metabolic syndrome

7/23/2007
Lactose Intolerance Doesn't Mean Goodbye to Dairy

Kids need milk products for strong bones, pediatricians say

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