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Genetic influences on taste perception of alcohol may influence alcohol intake

...ys an important role in determining what foods and beverages we accept or reject. They are also our senses of ...ritation or astringency, sensations from alcoholic beverages and thus may be more likely to drink alcoholic beverages. Conversely, PROP supertasters have a sens...

Cardiovascular and neurological benefits of high antioxidant foods and beverages

...effects of high-antioxidant fruits, vegetables and beverages on neurological function and aging. His work has ...g at the cardiovascular benefits of high flavonoid beverages such as Concord grape juice and red wine. He has published more than 200 scientific papers. His ea...

Highlights of January Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...y of Vermont and the University of Maryland, these beverages are the top three dietary sources of caffeine among consumers. Using data from the National Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals, the authors categorized caffeine consumers by age and gender including children and pregnant women, and caff...

Potentially harmful fluoride levels found in some instant teas

... Agency and 2.4 ppm permitted in bottled water and beverages by the Food and Drug Administration. The discovery stemmed from the diagnostic investigation of a middle-aged woman suffering from spine pain attributed to hyper-dense bones. Testing for the cause of her symptoms revealed the patient had high levels...

Highlights of the February Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...eachers (90 percent) agree that healthy snacks and beverages should be available in school vending machines and in cafeterias. Most parents (87 percent) and teachers (95 percent) believe that it is important to address eating practices during adolescence. A Closer Look at Children's Fiber Consumption Pattern...

Beer-drinking rats count calories better than many people, UF researchers say

...ientists noticed that Americans think of alcoholic beverages as a drug, not as a source of nutrition, Rowland said. Since then, researchers have studied caloric compensation in humans and in animals, noting that rats instinctively manage their weight by not eating as much when they receive calories from alcoho...

Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...nce, along with their preference for sweet-tasting beverages and foods. Children with a bitter-sensitive allel...heir two favorite beverages. Favorite cereals and beverages of PP children had higher sugar content than corresponding selections of AA children. According to...

Study finds no association between diet and pancreatic cancer among men and women

...es, processed grains, sweets, desserts and sugared beverages and the prudent diet, consisting of high consumption of fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, legumes and whole grains. During the span of the study 366 cases of pancreatic cancer were documented (185 men and 181 women). The researchers found no strong ...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

... claims advising breastfeeding moms that alcoholic beverages can improve their nursing performance, researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center report that even moderate doses of alcohol affect the hormones responsible for lactation in a counterproductive manner. "This information is important for women,"...

Compounds in plastic packaging act as environmental estrogens altering breast genes

... plastic products used to wrap or contain food and beverages have aroused concerns as possible cancer-causing agents because they can sometimes leach out of the plastic and migrate into the food, especially after heating or when the plastic is old or scratched. In two studies funded by the National Institute ...

PNAS highlights for the week of May 2 - 6

...authors say that bisphenol A leaches into food and beverages under normal conditions of use in tin cans and polycarbonate plastic containers. PNAS Special Feature: Chemical Theory and Computation PNAS presents a collection of articles publishing online next week in PNAS Early Edition and in print on May 10, ...

Saved by a straw?

... for everyone in the United States. Drinking these beverages places the people who may not follow proper oral h...r-reviewed journal, drinking soft drinks and other beverages through a properly positioned straw can help to minimize the risk of cavities. The report tracked p...

Acetaldehyde may be the culprit behind hangovers

...University in Tokyo, concurs. "Drinking alcoholic beverages with working colleagues after a customary 10-hour day at the office is an important part of business society in Japan, despite the fact that 40 to 45 percent of the Japanese people possess inactive ALDH2," he said. Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) is ...

Highlights of August 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...snacks not low in fat (44.9 percent) 5) Carbonated beverages (42.3 percent) 6) Water (36.6 percent) 7) Ice crea...percent of the schools reported selling carbonated beverages through vending machines. In the 67 schools where school stores sold food items, the top-selling it...

Finding may explain link between alcohol and certain cancers

Drinking alcoholic beverages has been linked to an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal cancer and other types of cancer. Researchers looking for the potential biochemical basis for this link have focused on acetaldehyde, a suspected carcinogen formed as the body metabolizes...

A water tale for all seasons: When it comes to hydration and exercise, the system works

...ters includes water from food and drink, including beverages like coffee or tea," Cheuvront noted. Exercise fluid intakes should result in neither weight gain nor excessive weight loss (more than 2% of body weight). "Weighing oneself nude before and after exercise is the best way to gauge success around th...

Aloe vera coating may prolong freshness, safety of fruits and vegetables

... used as a functional ingredient in some foods and beverages for years. In addition to preserving table grapes, which are highly perishable, the gel can be applied to other fruits and vegetables, they say. Further testing of the gel on other types of produce is anticipated. The gel also offers potential enviro...

A meaty, salty, starchy diet may impact chronic lung disease

...ere presented with a list of 147 food items and 18 beverages and asked about the frequency of consumption of each item over a one-year period. For this paper, researchers used these data to analyze dietary patterns of the population, rather than simply looking at individual foods or nutrients as is usually do...

Chromosome four contains genes that affect drinking behaviors in smokers

...who will go on to regular consumption of alcoholic beverages after initial exposure, and who is at risk for alcoholism." "Our work provides evidence that variations in genes in a particular region affect drinking behavior," said Wilhelmsen, "which will encourage further work to identify the genes that are invo...

New study suggests schools should add nondairy beverages to the lunch menu

...r gram of saturated fat consumed from calcium-rich beverages rose from 194 milligrams to 237 milligrams. The findings suggest that schools across the country should add soymilk to the lunch menu. "Soymilk has major health advantages over cow's milk," said Jennifer Reilly, R.D., a Cancer Project dietitian and t...

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