Tag: "consumers" at biology news
Alcohol, sucrose and genetics influence cardiovascular risk
...e of CVD. Among carriers of the E2 allele, alcohol consumers
had significantly lower LDL levels than nondrinkers. Conversely, among carriers of the E4 allele, LDL concentrations were higher in drinkers than in nondrinkers. The interaction between alcohol and APOE appeared to be limited to men. Whether they we...
New tools for health care providers and the public to combat overweight and obesity
...s calorie counting fun," said Donato who suggested consumers
try the site during March National Nutrition Month....
Study finds pawpaw a tasty fat substitute in baked goods
... treat was too dark in color. Duffrin suggests consumers
may accept the puree of the pawpaw as a fat substitute in commercial food products or a food item itself, good news for cultivators and fans of this fruit. The pawpaw trees, which are about 20 to 30 feet tall, can grow in various regions of easte...
Two studies find supplementation and moderation are keys to lowering homocysteine
...nonsmokers, with a similar difference occurring in consumers
of caffeine in the form of coffee or cola, but not tea. Significantly lower homocysteine levels were evident in those who regularly took vitamin B supplements, as opposed to those who did not. A smaller study of 278 elderly subjects, the New Mexic...
AAAS atlas shows human impact on environment
...rces, as well as the world's top per-capita water consumers
and how each nation allocates its water use. The last section of the atlas, produced by the World Wildlife Fund and The Nature Conservancy, consists of six case studies that examine the relationship between population and environment in areas of Nort...
New grain variety opens up possibilities for Australian farmers
...-existent in 1993, was also damaged because of the consumers
difficulty in distinguishing between orange-vetch and red lentils." Dr Tate expects that fully adapted, high yielding, low toxin white-vetch varieties, which his team hopes to develop, could supersede the current orange seeded lines. "Should that o...
Two major U.S. dietary patterns result in different obesity and cardiovascular risk factors
..., leptin, homocysteine, insulin and folate. Among consumers
of the highest quintile of the Western diet, insul...up. The mean body mass index (BMI) of Western diet consumers
was 25, the cutoff point for the classification of "overweight," which was somewhat higher than thei...
Campaign to protect critically endangered beluga sturgeon
...oups Halt to trade of beluga caviar sought; consumers
urged to reduce their consumption WASHINGTON.... government, international governing bodies, and consumers
can take to prevent further decline, including promoting alternatives such as environmentally sound...
University of Texas Southwestern study confirms that substituting regular margarine for butter reduces cholesterol levels
...tter," Denke said. For some time, Denke said, consumers
have not known which to choose - margarine or butt...l levels. This research, she said, has pushed some consumers
to choose butter over margarine. "But choosing butter instead of margarine is not a heal...
Report on dietary supplements containing ephedra makes urgent call for research to develop dose guidelines, safety warnings
... not seem like that many compared to the number of consumers
of these products," says Haller, "adverse effects are widely believed to be underreported by ten-fold or more. So, we believe there are many more injuries than are represented by the FDA reports. And with ephedra, the potential risks are not accompan...
Procter & Gamble donates proprietary "super aspirin" technology to Vanderbilt University
...e P&G markets 300 brands to nearly five billion consumers
in 140 countries. P&G invests nearly $2 billion a year to develop and improve its products -- leading the way in R&D globally among consumer products companies. P&G's Global Licensing Organization is promoting the full development and use of the co...
Gene barrier in corn may boost trade, environment
...ybrid corn worthless for export to countries where consumers
are wary of the new technology. The new discovery, however, could permit American farmers to recapture those profitable markets in Europe and Asia by ensuring that organic or traditional hybrid corn is uncontaminated by genes from genetically modifie...
Offshore oil and gas platforms could provide more than just fuel; cures for cancer and AIDS could be at stake
...Offshore oil and gas platforms may begin providing consumers
with more than just fuel, thanks to new Louisiana State University research that will study the marine organisms -- such as barnacles, algae and mollusks -- that cling to the legs of the platforms. The $1.1-million study, which will be co-funded ...
Americans still consume one-third of calories from low-nutrient 'tip of the pyramid'
...ently neither public education efforts encouraging consumers
to limit their intake of these foods, nor the rece... dietary pattern. For instance, among the heaviest consumers
of EDNP's, calcium levels were 31% of those recommended for men but 13% for women; folate levels wer...
K-State professor develops vaccine to stop liver abscess in cattle
...s in less income for beef producers. Nagaraja said consumers
should not worry about liver abscess because any liver with an abscess is condemned and not used for human consumption or pet food. "Even if the liver has a scar tissue where the abscess has healed, the liver is condemned," he said. "In terms of food...
Study finds seafood not harmed by Pfiesteria
... that seafood exposed to Pfiesteria is safe for consumers
to eat. In a three-year study of fish from the New and Neuse rivers in Eastern North Carolina, researchers found no link between harmful effects of Pfiesteria - a tiny marine organism associated with fish kills and health problems in tho...
Deadly for bacteria, great for consumers
...ater can be fatal. But that could be good news for consumers
now that researchers have shown the deadly combina...yzed water and then, as equipment costs come down, consumers
will use it at home. A fast-food chain in the United States is testing the technology and sever...
Childhood obesity focus of Washington conference Sept. 13-14
...aged care plans, Medicare and Medicaid? how can consumers
protect themselves against fraud in the weight loss industry? how should consumers
deal with claims of dietary supplements for weight loss? what are new FTC strategies to promote c...
Supermarket shelf labels help African Americans, others shop healthier, study finds
...els can be updated. Other studies have showed that consumers
are hungry for such information. The Food Marketin...ion and health information. Fifty-seven percent of consumers
use nutrition and health information offered by their supermarkets at least once a month. M-Fit als...
Do fish farms really add to the world's supply of fish?
...old as a separate cash crop. According to Naylor, consumers
in the United States and other industrialized countries can do their part by ordering fewer shrimp cocktails and more oysters or grilled tilapia. "People can still buy Pacific salmon, as long it comes from wild places like Alaska's Copper River area,...
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