Food and Nutrition News

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3/30/2007
Curry Compound May Fight Rare Neurological Illness

A chemical cousin of curcumin helped restore motor control in mice with Kennedy's disease , researchers say

3/30/2007
Chemical Found in Recalled Pet Food

Contaminated wheat gluten may also be in dry food, FDA says

3/27/2007
Mother's Beef Consumption May Affect Son's Fertility

The more meat eaten, the lower the sperm count, study suggests

3/27/2007
High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk

Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

3/27/2007
Health Tip: Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

They could harm your developing baby

3/27/2007
Blueberries May Help Curb Colon Cancer

The antioxidant-rich food cut precancerous lesions in rats

3/25/2007
Dark Chocolate May Lighten the Load on Arteries

Flavonoids in the sweet treat can make vessels more flexible, study suggests

3/24/2007
Rat Poison Found in Recalled Pet Food

N.Y. testing reveals toxin in samples from massive, nationwide recall; manufacturer doesn't know how it got there

3/23/2007
Source of 2006 Spinach E. coli Outbreak a Mystery: FDA

Contamination began on a California field but exact cause is unknown, study concludes

3/23/2007
Genetically Modified Foods: Boon or Boondoggle?

U.S. regulators say they're safe, but critics aren't convinced

3/22/2007
Clinical Trial to Examine Creatine as Parkinson's Treatment

Substance may act as antioxidant, preventing damage to brain cells

3/21/2007
Pet Death Toll Rises in Tainted Food Recall

Canadian manufacturer can't find contamination source in its moist pet food packages; U.S. probe continues

3/20/2007
Health Tip: Shop Healthy

Spend more time in the fruits and veggies aisle

3/19/2007
FDA Investigating Animal Deaths as Pet Food Recall Continues

Kidney failure may be linked to gluten in food, experts say

3/19/2007
More Studies Find Americans Aren't Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

And a nutrition gap still exists between blacks and whites

3/15/2007
Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

National goals for a healthy diet are still not being met, CDC report shows

3/13/2007
Health Tip: Avoid Fad Diets

They can be unhealthy, and sometimes downright dangerous

3/13/2007
Antibiotic Resistance in Poultry Not Tied to Farms

It's a case of the egg coming before the chicken, study says

3/12/2007
FDA Announces New Safety Guidelines for Fresh-Cut Produce

Goal is to reduce food-borne illnesses from bacterial contamination

3/12/2007
Heart Disease Lower in Children of Parents Who Live to 85

But genes are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, one expert says

3/9/2007
Health Tip: Eating While on the Road

Don't leave healthy eating habits home

3/7/2007
Dietary Copper May Ease Cardiovascular Disease

Supplements reversed enlarged hearts in mice, but method remains controversial

3/7/2007
Folate-Rich 'Super Tomato' Could Cut Birth Defects

Gene technology could be used in rice, other staples in developing world

3/5/2007
Obesity May Trigger Earlier Puberty for Girls

Breast development at 9 linked to weight gain in younger years, study finds

3/2/2007
Whole-Grain Cereals Cut Heart Risks: Study

High-fiber breakfast not just for kids anymore, researchers say

3/2/2007
Tea Antioxidant Plus Celebrex May Fight Prostate Cancer

Combo slows tumor growth, animal study shows

3/1/2007
Salmonella in Peanut Butter Linked to Processing Plant

Finding suggests contamination occurred before product reached consumers, FDA says

3/1/2007
Drink a Little, Live a Little Longer?

Another study suggests that light alcohol intake, especially wine, boosts health

2/28/2007
Too Much TV Bad for Tots' Tummies

Study of 3-year-olds found diets got worse as viewing time rose

2/28/2007
Low-Fat Dairy Foods May Boost Infertility Risk

Study at odds with current dietary guidelines recommending three or more daily servings

2/26/2007
Study Crushes Garlic's Claim to Lower Cholesterol

Neither the fresh or pill-packaged varieties brought LDL levels down

2/26/2007
Black Soya Beans May Help Prevent Weight Gain

Rat study suggests they also lower cholesterol, help prevent diabetes

2/23/2007
U.S. Tests Confirm Salmonella in Peanut Butter

Number of sickened now 329 in 41 states, CDC says

2/22/2007
A Honey of a Source of Antioxidants

Darker varieties, made from 'honeydew' left on plants, may be especially healthy, study finds

2/19/2007
Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women

American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

2/19/2007
Being Breast-Fed May Be Key to Success

Those who were bottle-fed are less upwardly mobile, U.K. study finds

2/19/2007
Cooked Chicken Breasts Join Tainted-Food Recalls

Oscar Mayer product contaminated by listeriosis; Salmonella and botulism threats prompt cantaloupe, baby food recalls; peanut butter probe continuing

2/17/2007
'Great American Health Challenge:' Beat Cancer

American Cancer Society wants to help you cut your risk for the disease

2/17/2007
Tainted Cantaloupe, Baby Food Recalled

Salmonella and botulism threats prompt latest U.S. food scares; peanut butter probe continuing

2/16/2007
Experts Search for Source of Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Butter

Number of those sickened rises to 290 nationwide, CDC says

2/15/2007
Fish During Pregnancy Helps Child's Development

Study contradicts U.S. government advice on limiting fish intake

2/15/2007
Eating in Large Groups Boosts Food Intake

Study in children finds 'social facilitation' overrides normal appetite

2/15/2007
Stores Pull Peanut Butter After FDA Warns of Salmonella

Agency says 288 people in 39 states have been sickened so far

2/11/2007
Boning Up on Dietary Calcium

Here's how to get it and its nutrition 'partner,' vitamin D

2/7/2007
Orlistat Approved for Over-the-Counter Sale

A lower-dose version of adult weight-loss aid

2/1/2007
Health Tip: Develop Healthy Eating Habits

A few simple changes can make a big difference

1/29/2007
Health Tip: Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Food?

Answer these questions to find out

1/28/2007
New Food Pyramid Offers Building Blocks to Good Nutrition

Americans can better individualize their eating and exercise plans

1/26/2007
Coffee Shouldn't Boost Preemie Birth Risk: Study

Still, experts advise women use caution in not overdoing intake

1/26/2007
U.S. Kids' Health Habits Put Them at Risk

Only about 2% meet current guidelines for exercise and diet, study finds