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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ider variety of choices available to students with healthier
alternatives. Parental knowledge: Most parents did not know much about the soft drink vending machines at their children's schools. The purpose of soft drink vending machines in schools: Parents generally did not know how much money vending machine...
DuPont scientist named one of the world's top young innovators by MIT's 'Technology Review' Magazine
...ustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier
life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, ...
Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease
...hat allow certain individuals in a populationto be healthier
and produce more offspring, and these variants become morefrequent through the process of natural selection. Although there isconsiderable interest in finding regions of the human genome that have beentargets of natural selection, the tools and resou...
The truth about organic food
...d scientist Joseph D. Rosen asks, "Is organic food healthier
than conventional food?" the title of a day-long ... While many Americans believe that organic food is healthier
than conventional fare, the scientific evidence does not necessarily support that belief, Rosen cont...
Healthy fats and oils essential to satisfy calorie-conscious consumers
...l health revolution and are increasingly demanding healthier
oils and fats. Since eliminating fats can upset th...ucated consumer who has the opportunity to turn to healthier
alternatives such as olive oil and make informed decisions after considering the inherent risks in c...
Study finds plant enzyme function changes with location in cell
...s growing crop plants that make different, perhaps healthier
oils. Shanklin and his research associate Ingo Hei...he says, that might one day be useful in producing healthier
Make a splash for public health this summer
...ky swimming facilities and how to promote cleaner, healthier
pools. What's at stake, according to noted Michigan State University microbiologist Dr. Joan Rose, is your personal health and the health of your family. "Improperly treated public swimming pools can be the source of a variety of infections and illn...
Gene alteration points to longevity, thinness
... seems to make animal models at least live longer, healthier
lives. The MCG researchers have identified this longevity gene in humans, mice, rats and zebrafish as well as C. elegans. Armed with a new $605,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's Institute on Aging, the researchers want to...
Targeted therapy for lung cancer patients shows promise in extending lives
...ive cancer cells, while sparing more of the body's healthier
cells. By blocking essential pathways within tumor cells, the therapy works inside of the cell with minimal effects on noncancerous cells. The drugs reduce the cancer by blocking the process by which cancer cells divide, grow and spread. Bonomi says ...
New multidisciplinary research tops chemists' meeting Aug. 22-26
...e. Organic food producers claim their products are healthier
than conventional foods, but are consumers buying a misconception? Discussions will address many issues related to organic food, including whether it is really more nutritious and whether organic farming is better for the environment. The ACS Divisio...
'Rolling Store' provides model for overcoming barriers to healthy foods and better health outcomes
... poor, rural people and increase the likelihood of healthier
lives. She believes the Rolling Store offers a model through which members of a church or some other community organization could pool resources and deliver participants up to 100 servings of fruits and vegetables for an average cost of $10. ...
Biology of aging
... cells, the study shows, and the entire body stays healthier
longer. Scientists previously thought insulin triggered other hormones to achieve this effect, but Tatar and his team found that insulin regulates its own production and that it directly regulates tissue aging. The principle: Keep insulin levels low ...
Institute for OneWorld Health CEO advocates focus first on developing world markets
...st on the developing world, especially children, a healthier
generation leads to greater prosperity, less dependence on foreign aid, and ultimately, creates new markets," Dr. Hale said. "The dynamics for significant change are underway for the private and public sectors, and business community to achieve mutu...
Lake restrictions make lakeshore property more valuable
... willing to exchange rights and money to live on a healthier
lake, value environmental preservation. At the same time, they also suggest that preservation is valuable economically because it enhances the worth of land surrounding restricted lakes. This positive connection between the environment and economics ...
Rodents bred for alcohol preference live longer than rats bred for alcohol avoidance
...udy has found that rats bred to prefer alcohol are healthier
and live longer than rats bred to avoid alcohol, w...prising discovery: rats bred to prefer alcohol are healthier
and live longer than rats bred to avoid alcohol, whether they drink alcohol or not. "It is very di...
New book explains plants, medicine
...explosion in the enthusiasm for nature's products, healthier
diets, exercise, nutritional foods, lower fat consumption and alternative medicines to improve our health," said Lewis. "Memory and I thought the time was right for our second edition, an expanded look at what is being popularly practiced right now...
A new hope for heavy metal contaminated soils
...re limiting or endangering agriculture, or develop healthier
or more nutritious crops. Iron and zinc deficiency are two of the most common nutritional deficiencies. The knowledge of the molecular factors governing plant metal tolerance and accumulation could be instrumental in optimising metal contents in plan...
Hot cocoa tops red wine and tea in antioxidants; may be healthier choice
... a similar serving of red wine or tea and may be a healthier
choice. The study adds to growing evidence of the ...dairy products that are common additives to cocoa, healthier
alternatives are possible: Skim or soy milk can substitute for regular milk, while an artificial swe...
Team approach works better to reduce blood pressure in African-American men
...ts for intervention now should help keep these men healthier
and out of expensive hospital care later." Results of the study of 309 hypertensive African-American men ages 21 to 54 living in inner-city Baltimore, published in the November issue of the American Journal of Hypertension, also dispel the myth that ...
Lifestyle changes clinically effective
...he empirical findings of lower risk of cancer with healthier
lifestyles that can act as a spur to those who need to know how it works before they are willing to change," he added. The Effects of Weight Loss and Weight Gain on Biomarkers of Breast Cancer Risk (Abstract 1451) Pre-menopausal weight gain is asso...
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