The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pushing to cut salt levels by an average of 12 percent in food ranging from packaged meats to cheese, trying to clamp down on a growing epidemic of preventable health issues that has plagued the country.

Few nutritional supplements can protect people from developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, and some may actually be harmful, a research review suggests.

Older women who take supplements with high doses of vitamins B6 and B12 may be more likely than their counterparts who do not to experience hip fractures, a U.S. study suggests.

The U.S. FDA said it would update guidelines for nutritional labels on packaged food and beverages to include info on added sugar and to prominently display calorie count and servings.

(Reuters Health) – Eating a handful of walnuts each day might help keep the doctor away, at least for some people who are at risk of developing diabetes, a U.S. study suggests. When people in the study added 56 grams of walnuts (2 ounces, or about 14 walnuts) to their daily diet for six months, […]

A large new review of existing research suggests that for healthy people, a reasonable amount of saturated fat in the diet poses no health risk. Trans fats, on the other hand, were associated with an increased risk of death from any cause, death from cardiovascular disease and a diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Dietary guidelines […]

(Reuters Health) – As dietary sodium levels go up over time, so does the risk for high blood pressure, suggests a new study that followed more than 4,000 adults in Japan for four years. The study did not measure dietary sodium directly, instead using urine samples to estimate levels of sodium consumed, but the results […]

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an important role in our nation’s food supply to ensure that consumers are not misled by positive or negative claims about the food and beverages they purchase and consume.  In doing so, their mandate is to use robust and comprehensive scientific evidence […]

Less than 15 percent of U.S. adults eat enough fruits daily to meet federal recommendations, but the numbers are even worse in some states, dipping as low as 7.5 percent in Tennessee, according to a new study. Even fewer adults eat enough vegetables to meet recommendations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers found. […]