Osteoporosis :: UWM researcher finds that food labels confuse consumers

Current food labeling leads to under-consumption of calcium, according to this study. Those who were taught how to translate the information consumed more. Researchers believe the same is true for other beneficial nutrients.

Blood Sugar :: Right breakfast bread keeps blood sugar in check all day

If you eat the right grains for breakfast, such as whole-grain barley or rye, the regulation of your blood sugar is facilitated after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was previously not known that certain whole-grain products have this effect all day. This is due to a combination of low GI (glycemic index) and certain type of indigestible carbohydrates that occur in certain grain products.

Heart Disease :: Diet & regular soft drinks linked to heart disease risks

Drinking more than one soft drink daily ? whether it?s regular or diet ? may be associated with an increase in the risk factors for heart disease, Framingham researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Eating Disorder :: Excessive TV viewing among young children linked to poor eating habits

The more a 3-year-old watches television, the more he or she consumes sugary drinks, and extra calories, Harvard researchers said today at the American Heart Association?s 47th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.

High Fiber Diet :: High-fiber Diet May Be More Important for Men Than Women

A collaborative effort between the Arizona Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to understand the influence of diet on recurrence of colorectal adenomas (polyps) a precursor to cancer indicates that a high-fiber diet may be more important for men than women. Although the reason for a sex difference is unknown, researchers suggest that it may be related to hormonal effects or the difference between the sexes in location of polyp formation.

Diet :: Guidance on ‘Whole Grain’ for Manufacturers

The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance on what the term “whole grain” may include. The guidance will assist manufacturers with what the FDA considers appropriate for food label statements related to “whole grain” content. Consumers will now be able to make dietary choices based on a term that is consistent and reliable.

Diet :: Enjoy a healthier lifestyle with more fruits and vegetables

Eating a sufficient number of fruits and vegetables just may be the single most effective thing you can do to improve your overall health. The five a day approach to healthy eating may be the single most important strategy you can adopt for a healthier lifestyle.