Food and Nutrition News

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4/5/2006
Ginger an Ovarian Cancer Killer

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

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

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