Food and Nutrition News

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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

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