Diet & Fitness
Moderate Drinking Cuts Risk of Diabetes in Women with Poor Diets: Study
November 26 2011 10:28 PM EST
Middle-age women who eat a lot of refined carbohydrates and drink a moderate amount of alcohol might offset their risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Overweight People Eat Less Often [STUDY]
November 21 2011 9:00 AM EST
Overweight adults eat less often than people in the normal body weight range, but still take in more calories and are less active over the course of the day, according to a U.S. study.
Turkey Shortage May Play Spoilsport This Thanksgiving Day
November 19 2011 2:11 AM EST
With U.S. food banks facing a shortage of turkeys this season, Thanksgiving Day will not be the same for some Americans this year. Because of the nation's bad economy, the number of turkey donations will be reduced drastically.
Neurons Help Brain Balance Nutrients
November 17 2011 1:04 PM EST
Study shows neurons sense nutrient balance in diets.
Female Child Abuse Victims More Likely to Develop Heart Disease, Stroke
November 13 2011 12:20 PM EST
A public health expert says if pediatricians help their patients maintain a healthy weight and abstain from smoking early in life, fewer of them will develop heart problems as adults.
Why They Run: Marathon Runners' Motivation for Crossing the Finish Line
November 03 2011 4:47 PM EDT
Runners from around the globe have been taking part in the New York City Marathon for nearly 40 years. However, they each have their own motivation and drive to finish the race
Conflict of Interest in USDA Nutrition Guidelines, Doctors Say
November 02 2011 11:52 AM EDT
Focus should be on eating less, according to two nutrition experts.
Michelle Obama Cookbook Contains Recipes, Gardening Tips
October 27 2011 12:25 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama will release a cookbook next year.
Fizzy Colas Blamed for Aggressive Teenage Behavior: Study
October 25 2011 5:25 AM EDT
A new study has attacked fizzy drinks as being inappropriate for teenagers. According to the study, teens who are addicted to carbonated soft drinks are more likely to be aggressive, say researchers at the University of Vermont. The research stated that teenagers consuming more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks per week were significantly more likely to behave aggressively.
England Battles the Bulge to Combat Obesity Levels, and it is Not Alone
October 14 2011 8:51 AM EDT
Health officials campaign to lower obesity levels in England.
Peanut Allergy Cure? Scientists 'Turn Off' Allergic Response in Mice
October 13 2011 10:15 PM EDT
Scientists think they have found something of a cure for peanut allergies and allergies to other foods, according to research released Wednesday in the Journal of Immunology.
Infection Prevention Crucial as Listeria Death Toll Reaches 23
October 13 2011 11:21 AM EDT
CDC announces death toll of 23 due to listeria infection.
U.S. Regulators Backtrack on Junk Food Ads for Kids
October 13 2011 3:58 AM EDT
U.S regulators announced at a House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday that they will now back off on junk food marketing guidelines put forth by the government earlier this year. The final guidelines would now restrict food ads to be targeted only at children under 12 years and not 17 as proposed earlier.
Folic Acid in Pregnancy Lowers Language Disability Risk in Kids: Study
October 12 2011 4:45 AM EDT
A recent study from the researchers of Norwegian Institute of Public Health suggests that the children whose mothers took folic acid supplement in their early pregnancy weeks were less likely to have severe language delays at the age of 3.
Greens Can Alter Gene Linked to Heart Disease: Study
October 12 2011 3:51 AM EDT
Canadian researchers have discovered that eating raw vegetables and fruits can actually modify a gene that is, perhaps, the strongest indicator of heart diseases.
Chocolate Consumption May Help Women Lower Risk of Stroke, Study Says
October 11 2011 8:44 AM EDT
Study suggests that chocolate consumption may lower a woman’s stroke risk.
Swedish Chocolate Found to Cut Stroke Risk In Women
October 11 2011 4:44 AM EDT
A new Swedish study has reaffirmed the super fruit status of chocolate that could reduce incidence of stroke in women. But it warns that because Swedish chocolate contains higher concentrations of cocoa compared to U.S. chocolate, the study results might not translate the healthy benefits of chocolate in women in the U.S.
Americans Losing Weight, But Only by a Very Thin Margin: Study
October 10 2011 1:15 PM EDT
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index finds there are more normal weight Americans than overweight.
Fast Food Ads Trump Parental Influence, But There’s Still Hope: Study
October 07 2011 8:49 AM EDT
Study finds that fast food ads are more influential on kids than parents.
French Fries or Apples? Food Ads Sway Kids More than Parents
October 07 2011 2:12 AM EDT
Advertisements have more influence on children's food choices than their parents, according to a study from Texas.