Food and Nutrition News

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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

2/8/2006
Limited Access to Exercise Facilities Fueling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

It's a particular problem in low-income areas, new research suggests

2/6/2006
Health Tip: How Many Fruits and Veggies Do You Need?

Government food pyramid says a lot, and often

2/5/2006
The Super Bowl of Snacking

Low-fat alternatives can be a smart health choice

2/4/2006
Simple Steps Help Sleepless Women Slumber

Coffee, cigarettes and a meal before bedtime are all no-nos, experts warn

1/30/2006
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