Food and Nutrition News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/20/2004
Simple Math Might Prolong Your Life

Computing the fat content of foods could help you avoid the unhealthiest fats

2/10/2004
Are Potatoes Good for You?

It depends on how they're prepared

2/9/2004
ER Responses to Allergic Reactions Questioned

Many emergency rooms don't follow allergists' recommendations

2/9/2004
Salt Sense

Tips for getting less

2/6/2004
Mercury Tied to Irreversible Brain Damage

Study finds prenatal exposure affects children through adolescence

2/5/2004
Germ Behind Food Poisoning More Wily Than Thought

Carriers of Listeria may not show symptoms as germ hides out in gall bladder

2/5/2004
Iron Helps Build Bones

But it must be taken with calcium

2/4/2004
Trimming Trans Fats

How to reduce your consumption

2/2/2004
Good Bacteria Never Take a Day Off

Intestinal germs offer health benefits even when they're inactive, study finds

1/28/2004
The Mechanics of Plant Growth

Simple sugars help give strength to plant cell walls, study finds

1/23/2004
Pour a Little Milk on Your Wheat Field

It reduces powdery mildew on grain crop, study finds

1/19/2004
Eating Chicken May Boost Arsenic Exposure

Study suggests need to reconsider safe levels

1/15/2004
Waiter, There's a Bug in My Food

It's probably harmless

1/14/2004
The Worm Turns on Parasite Treatment

Killing seizure-causing tapeworms better than leaving them alone

1/13/2004
Doctors: Curtail Soft Drinks in Schools

Pediatricians call for severe restrictions on soda machines

1/13/2004
Veggies May Offer Cancer Cure

Altered compound, found in certain greens, could become treatment, study says

1/12/2004
Vitamin D Defends Against MS

Supplements lower women's risk of central nervous system disease

1/9/2004
Study Roasts Medical Meeting Menus

Finds most planners feed physicians sweet, rich, fatty foods at these gatherings

1/8/2004
Toxins in Farm-Raised Salmon Pose Health Risk

PCB levels unacceptably high, report says; industry attacks finding

1/7/2004
Immune System Attack Tied to Birth Defects

Study bolsters case for folic acid supplements

1/7/2004
Healthy Diets for Diabetics

Foods to enjoy; foods to avoid

1/1/2004
Live Long and Prosper

Tips on staying healthy well into old age

12/31/2003
Food Labels Educate the Consumer

All you need to know is on the label, if you know how to look

12/30/2003
Picky Eater

How to encourage a heartier appetite

12/29/2003
Experts Insist U.S. Meat Supply Safe

Others say more mad cow precautions needed

12/28/2003
Meat From Infected Cow Found in More States

The U.S. beef supply is safe, federal officials contend

12/27/2003
Diseased Cow Came From Canada, U.S. Officials Say

American meat supply is safe, experts contend

12/26/2003
U.S. Scrutinizing Its Beef Inspections

Experts say nation's beef supply is safe

12/25/2003
Keep the Healthy in Your Holiday Eating

Experts offer advice on how to keep from going overboard

12/25/2003
Why Is Dark Meat Dark?

Experts solve Christmas turkey teaser

12/24/2003
Mad Cow: Where Did It Come From?

Its arrival in U.S. is called 'inevitable'

12/24/2003
Experts Say U.S. Beef Supply Is Safe

Presence of mad cow disease in one Holstein no cause for alarm, they say

12/22/2003
Milk Does a Child's Body Good

Calcium linked to lower body fat in kids

12/19/2003
Nuts for Nuts

They're good for you

12/19/2003
Keep Track of Your Meds During the Holidays

Experts offer advice on how to stay safe despite the hustle and bustle

12/16/2003
It's All Good: Healthy Holiday Eating

No bad foods, just bad portions

12/16/2003
Tea Time Not Just a Social Event

Some teas may lower cholesterol

12/11/2003
Food Labels Facing Overhaul

They would reflect the latest in nutritional information

12/9/2003
Teenage Weight Predicts Future Weight

Study finds body mass index during adolescence tracks into adulthood

12/9/2003
Atkins Diet May Help Kids With Epilepsy

Small study found high-protein regimen reduced seizures in patients

12/8/2003
Eating Cereal Helps Kids Control Weight

Those who have it often have lower BMIs, study says

12/8/2003
More TV Time for Teens Means Fewer Fruits, Vegetables

The more hours they watch, the worse their diet, study finds

12/5/2003
Hot Cocoa, the Healthy Drink?

It contains more antioxdants per serving than red wine or tea

12/3/2003
Clean Plates May Add Weight

Split meals at restaurants

11/27/2003
Feast in Moderation

It's key to enjoying holiday food, expert says

11/27/2003
How to Navigate That Holiday Buffet

Simple steps can help you avoid weight gain

11/26/2003
Feast on Holiday Fare Safely

Advice on how to avoid foodborne illness during the celebratory season

11/21/2003
Holiday Cooking That's Good for Your Heart

Cookbook features recipes that are festive without being fattening

11/21/2003
Buckwheat Good for Diabetics

May help control glucose levels, researchers say

11/20/2003
Western Diet Link to Intestinal Cancer Studied

High-fat foods, gene mutation and disease are focus of new research effort.