Food and Nutrition News

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6/8/2006
Organic Food: Worth the Cost?

Proponents tout health benefits, but critics find little value

6/7/2006
Cereal Grains Not So Bad for Baby

Delaying their introduction until after six months boosts risk of wheat allergy, study finds

5/31/2006
Research Reveals Blood Sugar's Effect on Wakefulness

Finding could lead to treatments for problems like sleep disorders and obesity

5/29/2006
Health Tip: Do I Need a Vitamin E Supplement?

Most people can get enough from the right diet

5/26/2006
Danger Can Lurk in Morning O.J.

In rare cases, juice can harbor salmonella bacteria, experts say

5/22/2006
Diet Drink Mixers May Make You Drunker

Low-cal choices boost blood-alcohol level, study finds

5/9/2006
FDA Reviewing European Aspartame Data

New study contradicts earlier research with rats that found a link to cancer

5/9/2006
Researchers Discover Why Grapefruit Juice Interacts With Drugs

Identification of substances could result in medicines better able to enter blood stream, researchers say

5/5/2006
Health Tip: The Importance of Potassium

The mineral is essential for cell and tissue function

5/3/2006
School Soda Ban Called Good First Step

But more needs to be done to combat childhood obesity epidemic, experts say

4/26/2006
Helping Beans Run Out of Gas

Ferment them first to avert flatulence, experts say

4/25/2006
Low Folate Levels Could Cut Colon Cancer Risk

The surprising finding has experts urging caution

4/24/2006
Health Tip: Is Your Child Dehydrated?

Here are some warning signs

4/24/2006
Health Tip: Preventing Low Blood Sugar

It can occur in non-diabetics

4/23/2006
Diet Changes Could Curb Bedwetting

Avoiding bladder-irritating foods like caffeine can help

4/18/2006
Health Tip: Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy

Be sure to set a good example

4/13/2006
Moderate Drinking Not Safe for All

Older men with specific medical conditions may want to abstain, study suggests

4/11/2006
America's Teen Girls Lack Calcium

Blacks, especially, are low on the bone-building nutrient, study finds

4/7/2006
Food Antioxidants, Vitamin D Fight Breast Cancer

These compounds may also lower risk for ovarian tumors, studies find

4/5/2006
Soy Shows Small Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk

But association not strong enough to suggest women take supplements, study says

4/5/2006
Ginger an Ovarian Cancer Killer

The spice could prove a potent weapon against malignancy, researchers say

4/5/2006
Cinnamon, Cloves May Spice Up Health

They could help ward off diabetes, heart disease, studies show

4/4/2006
Health Tip: Is Your Infant Getting Enough Milk?

How to tell, if you're breastfeeding

3/28/2006
Everyday Foods May Yield Medicinal Benefits

Chives, grape seeds and pine nut oil all show early promise, researchers say

3/28/2006
Sweetness Gives Up Its Secrets

Lack of bitter, sour flavors explains sugar's appeal

3/28/2006
Health Tip: Internet Recipes Good for the Heart

Heart Association offers tasty alternatives

3/27/2006
Scientists Produce Heart-Healthy Pigs

Genetically engineered pork could eventually reach supermarket shelves

3/23/2006
Taste Researchers Make Bittersweet Discovery

A single receptor provides response to garlic, mustard

3/21/2006
Fewer Americans Taking Chances With Food

Only a fifth eat raw eggs, meat or other infection-prone items, survey finds

3/10/2006
Red Wine May Ward Off Gum Disease

But one expert cautioned that the findings are very preliminary

3/9/2006
Blood Pressure Dropping Globally

Better diets, not antihypertensive medications, may be the reason, experts say

3/8/2006
Ancient Wisdom Teeth Reveal Humans' Changing Diet

15,000-year-old remains suggest a shift away from coarser foods

3/7/2006
Genes May Dictate Caffeine's Dangers

One form of DNA might increase heart attack risk, study finds

3/7/2006
Low-Cal Drinks Help Teens Stay Trim

Switching from high-calorie beverages makes big difference, study suggests

3/5/2006
Officials Focus on Threat Posed by Food Allergies

An estimated 11 million Americans suffer from the potentially fatal condition

3/4/2006
Omega-3s May Bring On Better Mood

The fish oil nutrient may make people more 'agreeable,' study finds

3/3/2006
Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain

Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

3/3/2006
Health Tip: Promote a Healthy School

You can make a difference

3/1/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Kidney Stones

Drink plenty of water

2/28/2006
Health Tip: Prevent Osteoporosis

Be sure to get plenty of calcium

2/27/2006
Chocolate Does a Man's Heart Good

Dark variety seems to lower older men's risk of death, study finds

2/24/2006
Overcoming Constipation Not Complicated

Exercise and diet can solve the problem most of the time, experts say.

2/24/2006
Teen Girls Sip More Soda as They Age

The more soft drinks they consumed, the less calcium they took in, study finds

2/21/2006
Grapefruit May Sweeten Way to Lower Cholesterol

Study finds the red variety, especially, may fight heart disease

2/21/2006
Health Tip: Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?

FDA elaborates on saccharin and aspartame

2/20/2006
Organic Food Fends Off Pesticides

Residue levels in kids dropped after a few days of organic food, researchers say

2/13/2006
Nutrition Answers Just a Mouse Click Away

American Institute for Cancer Research offers free diet advice over the Web

2/13/2006
Let Dark Chocolate Be Your Valentine

Small amounts do a heart good, South Beach Diet doc says

2/9/2006
Parents, Vending Machines Can Hamper Good School Nutrition

A number of hidden factors make it tough to eat right on campus, study finds

2/8/2006
Health Tip: Plastic Water Bottles Don't Contain Dioxins

That's an urban legend, Hopkins researcher says