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Low-Protein Diet May Reverse Kidney Disease
..., says Walser. The diet excluded such high-protein foods
as meat, fish, poultry, cheese and milk and included supplemental tablets of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. "We still don't know the mechanism for this surprising result," says Walser. "Evidently, some unidentified component of a regula...
Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
... he didnot suffer from hypercalcemia. Calcium-rich foods
are now excluded fromRomeo's diet, and the Duke primatologists believe that they have developedenough information about the sifaka's low-calcium diet of leaves to bringmore animals into captivity. Such captive breeding programs can rapidly replenish...
KU Researcher Eyes The Rain Forest Through The Trees
...markable array of potential timbers, medicines and foods
to lose." The total amount of rain forest lost to deforestation may never be known, she said, because more is being cut. Also, small parcels of forest do grow back in some areas. "Somewhere between 70 percent and 80 percent of Costa Rica's forests ha...
Plants Need Vitamin C, Too
...key to human health or that people get it from the foods
they eat, but researchers at Boyce Thompson Instit...r own vitamin C and must rely on eating the right foods
to obtain it. Researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute created mutant plants that have no capacit...
Beset By Human Competition, Penguins Must Take Marathon Food Trips To Avoid Starvation, A Researcher Finds
...asons for the depletion of the penguins' preferred foods
-- squid, hake and anchovy -- are the big increase in commercial fisheries in the South Atlantic and the change in ocean fish populations caused by climate change, possibly the result of global warming. The males' longest foraging trips come when th...
Munching Microbes Make A Meal Out Of Toxic Substances
...sites because they're eating one of their favorite foods
-- petroleum," Nies says. The standard method for cleaning up contaminated soil is to excavate it and truck it to a landfill, which not only costs more than bioremediation, but also is not as environmentally friendly, Nies says. In situations where t...
Low Iron Levels Cause Weakness In Women Who Are Not Anemic
...C) with meals to improve absorption from iron-rich foods
such as legumes, whole grains and green vegetables. The research was supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture....
Couch Potatoes, Not French Fries, May Be To Blame For Obesity
...s showed that populations that consume convenience foods
and trendy foods
such as jarred peppers or black olives are less likely to be obese than groups that consume more tra...
DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems
...way we live our lives? Will we stopeating high-fat foods
to ward off heart disease? Or will we worryover every ache and pain? Should we share the knowledge with otherfamily members? Do we really want to know?" In her book, Zallen explains how geneticdisorders are passed along in families, which disorders ...
Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall
...reservation method, and currently it is allowed on foods
such as spices, pork, poultry, and some fruits and...erative Extension Service assistant director and a foods
and nutrition specialist. "Irradiation is one more safety precaution. It's not in lieu of other safe...
Finished Your Lunch? Now Eat The Wrapper
...scientists had believed it was the fibre contentof foods
which gave people protection against bowel cancer. However, nowit appeared resistant starch æ not fibre æ was responsible. Dr Topping observes some of the new plant-based plastics now coming ontothe market are made mostly of resistant st...
Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention
... longa Linn. Curcumin is an approved additive for foods
in the UnitedStates. Quercetin can be naturally found in most fruits and vegetables, such ascranberries and onions, as well as tea. Quercetin, when digested in the colon,breaks down into rutin. Many colorectal cancers begin as noncancerous g...
Report Notes Difficulties In Eliminating E. Coli O157:H7 From Food Supply
...wn to survive forseveral weeks to months in acidic foods
such as fermented sausage and applecider, and experimentally, in foods
like mayonnaise and cheddar cheese. Thesurvival time in these foods
is greatly extended at refriger...
Competitive Inhibition May Enhance Safety Of Minimally Processed Fruits And Vegetables
...without biocontrol]." Naturally found in fermented foods
such as pickles and sauerkraut, lactic acidbacteria can prevent the growth of pathogens and spoilage organisms in minimallyprocessed produce and other non-fermented foods. In fermented foods, thesecultures are being studied for ways to manipulate th...
Purdue Research Shows Omega-3S Benefit Bone
...n oil and canola oil. It's their presence in those foods
that has prompted some nutrition experts to recommend that people eat fish once or twice a week to decrease heart disease. Watkins, who also presented his research this month in Cincinnati at the 19th annual meeting of the American Society for Bone a...
Many Dog Foods About Equal In Nutritional Value, Researchers Say
...desirable trait inindoor dogs. Premium meat-based foods
produce fewer stools and less gas. They also may cost more, but they are often fed in lesser quantities becausethey contain higher levels of protein. Authors of the report were Fahey; animal-science graduate student SeanM. Murray; postdoctoral resea...
Common Food Dye Can Cause Severe Allergic Reactions
...only used in fruit drinks, candy, yogurt and other foods
can cause life-threatening allergic reactions, a U...e or cochineal extract as an ingredient, but other foods
containing the additive simply say "color added," "artificial color," or "artificial color added." ...
Folic Acid Fortification Effective In Cereal Grains
...e associates. "The components of the cereal grain foods
did not significantlyinterfere with the absorption... 1998, U.S. manufacturers of enriched cereal grain foods
are required to add folicacid at a concentration of 1.4 micrograms per gram to their products. This...
IFT Report Describes Challenges Of Food Industry Stepping Up To The P(a)lates Of Consumers
... stringently apply controlmeasures to refrigerated foods
with extended shelf life. According to Mar...llusbacteria, are also a concern with refrigerated foods
because they may alterproduct appearance, taste, texture, and odor, Marth says. For example, somesp...
Not Just What You Eat That Affects Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke; Your Genes Influence How Much Damage High-Fat Diet Causes
...h may help explain why two people who eat the same foods
canhave very different blood levels of cholesterol, particularly "bad" LDLcholesterol. High blood cholesterol and in particular high LDL is one of the riskfactors for heart disease, according to the American Heart Association,co-sponsor of the ...
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