Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info, Study Finds

May 23, 2013

THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — While some fast-food chains are required to provide calorie and other nutritional information to help customers make informed choices, kids who eat fast food at least twice a week are 50 percent less likely to use this information than kids who eat fast food less often, according to a […]


Living Near Fast-Food Outlets Might Boost Obesity Risk

May 16, 2013

THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — Having a fast-food restaurant nearby might be a convenience, but living within two miles of one may be a little too convenient.
According to a new study, black Americans who live near these businesses have a higher body-mass index than those living farther away.
Researchers at the University of Texas M.D. […]


Sugary Sodas, Fruit Punches May Raise Kidney Stone Risk

May 16, 2013

Drinking large amounts of sugary sodas and fruit drinks might raise your odds for painful kidney stones, a new study finds. Although drinking extra fluids usually helps prevent stones from forming, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston warn that beverages may come with varying risks or benefits. Coffee, tea and orange juice, for example, are associated with a lower risk of kidney stone formation.


Sugary Sodas, Fruit Punches May Raise Kidney Stone Risk: Study

May 15, 2013

WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) — Drinking large amounts of sugary sodas and fruit drinks might raise your odds for painful kidney stones, a new study finds.
Although drinking extra fluids usually helps prevent stones from forming, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston warn that beverages may come with varying risks or benefits. Coffee, […]


People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt

May 15, 2013

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) — High-salt diets have long been linked to high blood pressure, but new research finds that those with the condition may have a far greater preference for salty foods than those with normal blood pressure.
In a small study of older adults, researchers from the University of Sao […]


Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report

May 14, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Most Americans should consume less salt, but too little salt can also cause health problems for some, a new report says.
The problem is that there is scant evidence for determining exactly how much salt is too much and how little is too little, according to the […]


Typical Restaurant Meal Delivers Day’s Worth of Fat, Salt, Calories

May 13, 2013

The next time you sit down at your favorite local eatery, ponder this: Two new studies find that the average restaurant meal provides diners with most of the calories, fats and salt they require for the entire day. The authors of both reports said these excesses can make restaurants unhealthy places to eat, adding to the obesity epidemic and increasing diners’ risk for heart disease.


Grilling Tips to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

May 13, 2013

Simple changes to your backyard grilling routine could help reduce your colon cancer risk, an expert says. “Research now shows that diets high in red and processed meat increase risk for colon cancer,” Alice Bender, a registered dietitian at the American Institute for Cancer Research


A Little Formula Might Help Breast-Feeding for Some Babies

May 13, 2013

MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) — Giving small amounts of infant formula to newborns who experience significant weight loss can increase the length of time that they are breast-fed, according to a new study.
New mothers do not immediately produce high volumes of milk and their babies can lose weight during this period, said the researchers […]


Yet Another Reason to Avoid Fatty Foods: Fatigue

May 10, 2013

The food you eat may affect your level of sleepiness or alertness during the day, according to a new, small study. Researchers assessed the daytime sleepiness/alertness levels of 31 healthy, non-obese people, aged 18 to 65, who were normal sleepers. Then they looked at the meals they ate. Higher fat consumption was associated with increased daytime sleepiness while higher carbohydrate intake was linked with increased alertness.




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