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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ake the place of more nutritious beverages such as milk and fruit juices. As your best guideline, encourage your children to enjoy soft drinks in moderation as long as they also consume other nutrient-rich drinks." Does Having a Salad Help in Weight Management? As a weight management strategy, m...

Females may be more susceptible to overindulge 'sweet tooth' cravings than males

...oric intake of chow alone and then chow plus sweet milk was monitored during sedentary and active conditio...ntake in both sexes. Availability of the chow plus milk diet increased caloric intake, compared to that observed in chow-fed rats. This diet-induced hyperp...

Milk genome symposium

... on the current state of genomics as it relates to milk research, the processes of lactation, the tools of genomics and an overview of the milk genome project. The goal of the symposium is to produce a guiding document for the milk genome proj...

Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'

... by looking closely at materials--be it a glass of milk or a marble slab--he learned how light makes something happen beneath the surface of everything. His ability to translate the play of light on surfaces into digital code has not only secured his status as an academic computer scientist, it has taken ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...king Bacteria Refrigeration of raw milk for as little at 24 hours can significantly decrea... "Until recently, the bacterial community of raw milk was described by classical microbiological methods, which are generally long and tedious, and allow ...

Hardy buoys: Texas A&M project predicts oil spill movements

...it costs nearly $50 a barrel, spilled oil - unlike milk - could be worth crying about, especially in Texas. A team of Texas A&M University researchers has developed - and continues to refine - a system of buoys in the Gulf of Mexico that can accurately predict the movement of oil spills. Such spills can ...

Genetically modified bacterium as remedy for intestinal diseases

...s use large quantities of the bacterium to ferment milk when making hard cheeses. The VIB researchers came up with the idea of using the bacterium as a producer of a remedy for intestinal inflammations. They placed the DNA with the code for a potential medicine inside the DNA of the bacterium. The geneti...

Hunting illusive signs of natural selection

...ntolerance. The ability to drink large amounts of milk has been strongly selected in Northern Europeans s...changes in TRPV6 and TRPV5 pushed the selection of milk tolerance. Tracking natural selection does not just illuminate adaptation to new dietary possibilit...

Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease

...variation in a gene promoting lactose-tolerance in milk drinking Europeanpopulations was selected for some 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. The latestdiscovery seems to complement that discovery, Akey said, because the bodywould not only need to be tolerant to lactose but also be able to absorb thecalcium. The...

Flame retardants found on supermarket shelves

...s recently reported high levels of PBDEs in breast milk of 47 women in Dallas and Austin the highest levels found in the world to date. They selected three major supermarket chains in Dallas for the new study and sampled well-known brands, assuming these were foods the women would probably have eaten. I...

Chernobyl study: Risk of thyroid cancer rises with radiation dose

... gland. The primary source of food-based I-131 was milk from cows that grazed on contaminated pastures. Ra... to the thyroid increased along with the amount of milk and dairy products consumed. External, airborne radiation and contamination of other foods also cont...

Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award

...al company that supports the production of quality milk in a quality environment. It provides dairy producers optimal technology and comprehensive service. Consistently ranked by the National Science Foundation among the top 10 institutions in agricultural research, Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture...

Infant rats eagerly accept high concentrations of alcohol upon first exposure

...y's corresponding author. "One way is through the milk of a breastfeeding mother who has consumed alcohol; this is likely since more than half of the pediatricians in the country tell their patients that breastfeeding may be facilitated by consuming alcohol beforehand. It is also common in some parts of...

Body's own defense against H. pylori, cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer

... beans from which it would be possible to produce milk bearing the inhibitory O-glycans capped with alpha 1,4-linked N-acetylglucosamine. This offers an inexpensive way to help people suffering in less developed countries. Says Dr. Fukuda, "If we could use transgenic cows and plants to produce this mi...

Bone, enamel, dentine, milk & saliva share gene family

... The genes responsible for bones, enamel, dentine, milk and saliva in most vertebrates belong to the same ... enamel and dentine, or production of calcium rich milk and saliva. However, all calcium-binding genes do not exist in all vertebrates. "Birds have a gene...

Was Atkins right?

...lcium balance was not affected by a high intake of milk proteins. Moreover, in contrast to what has generally been admitted, no adverse effects of the high protein diet were reported, particularly regarding kidney and liver health. After six months of the experiment, the body weight of rats fed the high ...

Maternal DHA levels plays important role in infant development

...d trimester. DHA is also found naturally in breast milk and has recently been added to some U.S. commercial infant formulas. Some research indicates this postnatal DHA improves vision and some cognitive functions in infants and toddlers, although the evidence is mixed. In this study, we measured DHA leve...

Experiment station researcher looking for missing links in corn

...ent of the nutritive value of the proteins in skim milk - the standard against which cereal protein is normally measured. But it was later discovered by incorporating the "Opaque-2" mutation to corn, it yielded less grain. It also had a higher moisture content and was more susceptible to fungal and insec...

Milk consumption and calcium intake associated with lower colorectal cancer risk

Higher milk consumption and calcium intake are associated with...ces of calcium that the researchers examined, only milk consumption was associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, particularly cancers of the d...

Highlights of the July Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... sorely lacking in the vegetables, fruits, low-fat milk products and other nutritious foods in the middle of the Pyramid." According to registered dietitian and ADA spokesperson Bettye Nowlin: "A recipe for a healthy lifestyle is following a sensible eating plan based on the Food Guide Pyramid and getting...

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