Food and Nutrition News

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1/27/2006
Health Tip: How Many Fruits and Veggies Do You Need?

Government food pyramid says a lot, and often

1/27/2006
Health Tip: Avoid Foods for Baby That Cause Choking

Small, hard objects cause the most damage

1/26/2006
Fruits and Veggies Protect Against Stroke

Three daily servings are good, five or more are better, study finds

1/24/2006
Fish Oil Won't Fight Cancer

But finding doesn't mean omega-3 fatty acids aren't heart-healthy, experts add

1/17/2006
Java Before the Gym? Think Again

Caffeine slows down heart blood flow during exercise, study finds

1/16/2006
Is Your Kid's Candy a Poison?

Some imported sweets may contain high quantities of lead

1/12/2006
Trans Fat on Food Labels: Now You See It, Now You Don't

New FDA rules allow fewer than 0.5 grams of unhealthy fat to not count

1/11/2006
The Fat Tax: A Controversial Tool in War Against Obesity

It's used as a levy on 'junk' foods, and to promote nutrition programs

1/9/2006
Tomato Juice Might Protect Lungs

50% mixture prevented emphysema in mouse study, Japanese researchers say

1/5/2006
1/4/2006
Soy Might Worsen Heart Condition

Male mice prone to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy did better on milk-protein diet, study finds

1/3/2006
Molecular Link Between Diet, Type 2 Diabetes Discovered

High-fat fare suppresses enzyme that controls insulin production, study finds

12/30/2005
Trans Fat Food Labels Are Coming

Starting New Year's Day, labeling also will list potential allergens

12/27/2005
Health Tip: Mixing Baby Formula

Be sure to follow the directions

12/23/2005
Health Tip: Dieting During the Holidays

It's not easy, but try to stay on track

12/22/2005
FDA Proposes Lowered Lead Levels in Candy

New guidelines calls for a fivefold drop in trace amounts allowable

12/20/2005
A Little Dark Chocolate Does A Heart Good

It sweetly staves off hardening of the arteries in smokers, study finds

12/16/2005
Health Tip: When Eating Out Is Your Only Option

You can still make healthy choices and enjoy the meal

12/15/2005
Fruit Sugars Might Speed Obesity

They may interfere with insulin to increase weight gain, experts say

12/12/2005
Tea Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who drink tea can cut their risk by almost 50 percent

12/8/2005
New Spanish-Language Food Pyramid Launched

'MiPirámide' aimed at U.S. Hispanics at high risk for obesity

12/6/2005
Marketers Urged to Junk the Junk-Food Ads for Kids

Emphasis should be on healthful food and drink choices, report says

12/6/2005
Coffee, Tea May Help Keep Liver Failure at Bay

Two or more cups per day could protect at-risk patients, researchers say

12/6/2005
Healthy Childhood Diets Protect Hearts

Boys eating low-fat diets from infancy had healthier arteries, study found

12/5/2005
Teens Influenced by Mom's Attitude About Weight

Parents key to healthy eating and exercise among adolescents, expert says

12/2/2005
Caffeine, Alcohol Addictions Could Be Linked

In study, coffee lovers with family history of alcoholism found it hardest to quit java

12/1/2005
Expert Disputes 'Healthy Drinking' Theory

There's no real proof moderate drinking protects heart, scientist says

12/1/2005
Hispanic Kids Face Diabetes Dangers

They may be especially vulnerable to sugary foods, study finds

11/24/2005
A Kernel of Truth About Portion Sizes

Study finds even stale popcorn was appealing in larger batches

11/22/2005
Breast-Feeding May Lower Mom's Risk of Diabetes

Risk lowered 15 percent per year of breast-feeding, study shows

11/22/2005
Kids May Outgrow Tree Nut Allergy

About 1 in 10 lose their allergy to cashews, pistachios or other tree nuts, study found

11/21/2005
Trigger for Obesity Identified

Finding could lead to new drug therapies, researchers say

11/16/2005
Fewer Carbs Boost DASH Diet's Heart Benefits

Replacing carbohydrates with protein or monosaturated fats checked blood pressure

11/15/2005
Sweet Tooth Takes Bite Out of Stress

Rat study suggests sugary foods can lower anxiety

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

11/10/2005
11/9/2005
Scientists Uncover Protein's Weight-Loss Secrets

Rat study suggests low-carb diets trigger "all full" signal in brain

11/8/2005
Java Won't Get Blood Pressure Jumping

Coffee may even protect women from hypertension, but colas may encourage it, new study finds

11/7/2005
Prolonged Bottle-feeding Linked to Iron Deficiency

This can lead to anemia and learning problems, researchers caution

11/7/2005
Special Diet Curbs Colic

Banning wheat, milk, eggs, soy, nuts and fish lessened crying time for breast-fed infants

11/2/2005
Fondness for Fatty Foods May Be Built In

Could tongues be equipped with a 'fat sensor'?

11/2/2005
Soy Safe for Postmenopausal Women

Studies suggest it's an effective alternative to HRT in easing menopausal symptoms

11/1/2005
Health Tip: Foods That Are Naturally Low Fat

Some foods are healthy from the start

10/31/2005
Health Tip: No Waist of Time

Watching your midsection can help you stay healthy

10/27/2005
Health Tip: What's in Your Cookware?

Some materials may pose health risks

10/26/2005
Fish Oil May Fight Dry Eye Syndrome

More dietary omega 3 fatty acids could ease the ailment, study finds

10/21/2005
Study Refutes Soft Drinks' Impact on Kids' Obesity

Researchers say school policies restricting sodas in vending machines would not be effective

10/21/2005
10/20/2005
Health Tip: Blueberries Are Healthy

They're high in fiber, low in fat

10/19/2005
Health Tip: Your Child Doesn't Eat Meat

Make sure her diet contains enough nutrients