Food and Nutrition News

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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
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer

Effect is strongest for women, study finds, doesn't extend to other malignancies

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

Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

2/19/2009
More Fast-Food Joints in Neighborhoods Mean More Strokes

Analysis is interesting, but doesn't prove cause and effect, researcher says

2/18/2009
Sunken, Unexploded Bombs Pose Cancer Risk

Munitions in water off Puerto Rico transfer toxins into seafood, scientist says

2/13/2009
Chocolate for Your Valentine a Healthy Idea

Expert says the dark kind protects against cancer, along with being sweet

2/10/2009
Dietary Aid Helps Kidney Patients Stay Safe

Too much phosphorus in food can cause harm, but new tool helps spot the danger

2/10/2009
Garlic Yields Up Its Health Secret

It's the same compound that gives it that distinct smell, scientists say

2/7/2009
FDA: Company Knowingly Shipped Tainted Peanut Products

Agency now reports that Peanut Corp. of America sent out supplies it knew contained salmonella

2/4/2009
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids

Almost 10% of infants who ingested melamine developed deposits, study finds

2/2/2009
Many Kids Don't Need the Vitamins They're Taking

But poor children who do need supplements aren't getting them, study shows

2/2/2009
Obama Orders Review of FDA in Salmonella Outbreak

Saying his daughter should be able to eat peanut butter without getting sick, president acts as salmonella outbreak, peanut recalls, criminal probe continue

1/30/2009
U.S. Launches Criminal Probe Into Salmonella Outbreak

Justice Department acts after revelation that Peanut Corp. of America shipped tainted product months before the current outbreak, FDA announces

1/30/2009
Adult Fast-Food Diets Tied to Too Much TV as Teen

Hours of ads for greasy, sugary fare may be to blame, researchers say

1/29/2009
All Products at Georgia Peanut Plant Recalled

Recall covers everything made in the last two years; lawmakers demand criminal probe after U.S. health officials say company sent out questionable peanut products long before salmonella outbreak

1/28/2009
Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

Half of batches tested positive, third of popular sweetened products showed traces

1/28/2009
Health Tip: Be Wary of Fad Diets

If they promise too much, be concerned

1/26/2009
Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You

New advisory puts worries about possible link to heart disease to rest

1/26/2009
Health Tip: Problems With a Picky Eater?

Suggestions to maintain proper nutrition