Healthy Eating

Q: What can you tell me about the possible toxic effect of peanut oil...

Answer : We tracked down one of the original researchers in those 1998 studies, David Klurfeld, PhD, who is now a national program leader in human nutrition with the USDAs Agricultural Research Service. He replies:

Eating Fast May Zoom Past Bodys Stop Signs

Slowing down your eating not only gives you a chance to actually taste your food, it may give your body time to signal, Enough! Greek researchers report that gobbling food appears to short-circuit the release of appetite-regulating hormones, promoting overeating. They conducted a crossover study with 17 healthy men,

Whole-Grain Confusion Reigns

Consumers know that whole grains are good for you-but after that, knowledge tends to give way to confusion, according to a new General Mills study of 1,010 US adults. More than half of those surveyed said they specifically shop for whole-grain products

Surprising Findings Challenge Thinking on Salt and Health

In a sure-to-be-controversial new study, Belgian researchers have challenged the conventional wisdom that cutting back on salt reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure and dying from cardiovascular causes

FDA Seeks to Define Gluten-Free

Products claiming to be gluten-free are popping up on grocery shelves everywhere, and now the FDA wants to finalize

Wake-Up Call

Start the New Year right by resolving to start your day with a healthy breakfast. Its not an exaggeration at all to call breakfast the most important meal of the day, says Helen M. Rasmussen

Eating Raw Cookie Dough Risks E. Coli

Resist the urge to sample that raw cookie dough

Processed Meats Associated with Pancreatic Cancer

Eating processed meats such as bacon, sausage and ham appears to increase your relative risk of pancreatic cancer, as does red meat of

Higher Doses of Vitamin D Required to Protect Your Bones

A new meta-analysis by researchers at Tufts, the University of Zurich and other institutions may help explain seemingly contradictory recent recommendations by experts from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) about vitamin D for bone health.

Randomized Trial Finds Curcumin Helps Prevent Diabetes

Thai researchers believe a new tool in diabetes prevention might be found in the Asian