Tag: "consumption" at biology news
Smoking increases risk and omega-3 fatty acids decreases risk of blinding disease
...e that cigarette smoking increases risk while fish consumption
and omega-3 fatty acid intake reduce risk of AMD." AMD is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment and blindness among persons aged 60 and older. With the elderly population steadily growing, the burden related to this loss of visual fu...
DOE publishes research roadmap for developing cleaner fuels
... displacing 30 percent of 2004 transportation fuel consumption
with biofuels by 2030. This goal was set in response to the President's Advanced Energy Initiative. The roadmap identifies the research required for overcoming challenges to the large-scale production of cellulosic ethanol to help meet this goal, ...
Prion disease agent causes heart damage in mouse study
...ease can be transmitted across species through the consumption
of tainted meat from a diseased animal's central nervous system. The first major outbreak of mad cow disease in Britain is believed to have originated with the now outlawed practice of feeding cattle meat and bone meal derived from other slaughtered ...
Attacking cancer's sweet tooth is effective strategy against tumors
...ane potential of tumor cells. What is more, oxygen consumption
increased in the knockdown cells, suggesting they were reverting to the mitochondrial OXPHOS pathway--a kind of Warburg effect in reverse. "The findings provide us with an insight into a mechanism that had been suspected in the last six or seven deca...
Functional food task force meets on latest nutrition research
...tinal health. According to the task force, yogurt consumption
is growing at a rapid pace and is a convenient and important source of probiotics. Functional Food Task Force members include: Bill Aimutis, Ph.D., Food Chemistry Cargill, Inc.; Robert Beausire, Glanbia Nutritionals, Inc.; Donna Berry, Dairy & Food C...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
... therefore outbreaks are primarily associated with consumption
of undercooked ground beef. Cross-contamination of infected meat with points of contact during processing makes it extremely difficult to maintain. Currently, stainless steel has been the metal of choice for food preparation, however, studies have ...
Rob Roy MacGregor, MD, receives two honors for distinguished career
...egor said. "My particular interest was how alcohol consumption
made people vulnerable to infectious disease. It was a well-known phenomenon but the causes weren't known. That's what I was working on in the 1970s into the 80s before the AIDS epidemic overtook us. Since then my primary focus has been on the natura...
ACS weekly press package May 8, 2006
...acs.org In This Edition: USDA reports decreased consumption
of key nutrients The poisons within: a new focus ...this information. ARTICLE #1 Dramatic Declines in consumption
of healthful plant nutrients Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry People in the United States...
Light-to-moderate prenatal alcohol exposure can lead to cognitive deficits 10 years later
...ains unclear if there is a "safe" level of alcohol consumption
during pregnancy. "The Surgeon General's recomme...osure. The best policy is to refrain from alcohol consumption
during pregnancy or when planning to become pregnant, or if drinking occurs after conception, to cea...
Despite acidity, orange juice could still be a source of foodborne disease
...aks of salmonellosis have been associated with the consumption
of unpasteurized orange juice. The sudden appearance of unpasteurized orange juice as a vehicle for Salmonella could be due to a variety of reasons including a greater amount of orange juice consumed and more importation of orange products from coun...
Alcohol abuse increases the risk of suffering from pneumonia
... alcoholic patients. The daily quantity of alcohol consumption
in order to include patients in the group of alcoh...would affect a very high number of people. Alcohol consumption
could turn into a new risk factor or a worsening factor to take into account in cases of community a...
Poor adolescents more likely to be overweight today than 30 years ago
... 10.7 percent to 13.2 percent). Sweetened beverage consumption
also increased at a faster rate among poor versus non-poor adolescents (67 percent versus 14 percent). Today, high school adolescents who live below the poverty line are more likely to be physically inactive and also more likely to skip breakfast, bo...
New study reveals components of cocoa may enhance the appearance of the skin
...his study is the first to suggest that the regular consumption
of cocoa flavanols may support human skin's defens...nts in vessel function, in this study, the regular consumption
of flavanol-rich cocoa resulted in a significant increase in blood flow to the skin's surface, effec...
No link between low air-pressure on long-haul flights and DVT says new study
...ellers are often advised to moderate their alcohol consumption
in-flight, as excessive alcohol may induce somnolence and decrease mobility. Prolonged seated immobility is probably the most significant factor predisposing to thrombosis during long-haul travel. For the same reason, hypnotics (sleeping tablets) are...
Studies shed new light on why exercise can protect against skin and bowel cancers
... mice had eaten the week before so that their food consumption
was unable to rise with their increased activity, thereby producing a negative energy balance. By the end of the ten weeks, six of the 23 control mice had died due to the number of polyps that had grown and the resulting anaemia, while all the 24 exe...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...are attributed to ingestion of contaminated foods, consumption
of undercooked poultry or foods cross-contaminated with raw poultry meat also pose a major risk of campylobacteriosis. With incidences of food-borne illness on the rise, experts are also seeing an increase in antimicrobial resistance among the Campyl...
Both alcoholism and chronic smoking can damage the brain's prefrontal cortex
...xamination of changes to gene expression caused by consumption
and abuse of alcohol and nicotine. "Some of these changes manifest in alterations to the most important and elemental system we have: the neurotransmitters of the brain which relay messages and information to every part of our brain and body," she s...
Ads for unhealthy foods may explain link between television viewing and overweight in children
...g was also independently associated with increased consumption
of foods commonly advertised on television, and th...med to have the strongest connection to additional consumption
of sugar-sweetened beverages. Twice as many children and almost three times as many teens are overwe...
Tyler Environmental Prize winners announced
...round the same time, he estimated total freshwater consumption
from 1900 to 1970, discovering a sharp increase be...tive model of water use that would stabilize water consumption
and eliminate shortages in many regions. A more fully developed version of his sustainable developme...
Analysis highlights areas for research into genetic causes of alcoholism
...eral mouse models that differ in voluntary alcohol consumption
highlight new neurobiological targets for further study and provide researchers a novel statistical approach for use in future microarray meta-analyses. Insight into the genetic differences in gene expression associated with different levels of drink...
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