Category Archives: Diet and Nutrition

BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study

However, it’s not proven that the chemical causes increased weight By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — The common chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in the lining of many aluminum cans and a variety of food packaging, may be adding to the obesity epidemic among children and teens, according to a new…

Food-Assistance Program Sees $2 Billion Spent on Sweet Drinks: Study

Yet initiative’s goal is promoting good nutrition MONDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to its goal of promoting good nutrition, a U.S. food-assistance program spends billions of dollars each year on unhealthy, sugar-sweetened drinks, according to a new study. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — formerly known as Food Stamps — pays at…

Shoppers Who Read Food Labels Are Thinner, Study Says

Urban white women are most likely to check for nutritional content SUNDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) — People — particularly women — who read food labels while they grocery shop are thinner than people who don’t, a new study finds. Women who checked nutritional labels weighed what amounted to nearly 9 pounds less than those…

Too Much Salt Might Harm Kids’ Health: Study

High intake may lead to rise in blood pressure, especially in overweight children By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) — Like most adults in the United States, many American children are getting too much salt in their diets, a new study says. And, as in adults, that extra sodium might be increasing…

NYC OKs Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says initiative is bid to combat obesity; opponents call it intrusion on individual rights By Margaret Farley Steele and Alan MozesHealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) — The New York City Board of Health on Thursday voted to ban restaurant sales of supersized sugary drinks, becoming the first city in the…