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. […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]