Tag: "beverage" at medical news
Sweet chemistry: Symposium explores sugar alternatives, science of taste
...taining taste Attention soda fans: Your favorite beverage
could soon reduce calories while retaining taste thanks to neotame, a non-calorie derivative of aspartame that is 10,000 times sweeter than sugar. The potent sweetener can reduce the amount of high-fructose corn syrup used in sodas, cutting calories ...
Watch not, want not? Packard/Stanford study links kids' TV time and consumerism
...t every three to four months and one extra food or beverage
request every three to six months for every additional hour of screen time daily. Although this may not seem like a large increase, it's statistically significant for snacks, and maddening to their verbal targets - Mom and Dad. "Our result...
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media
... and 2 percent were for snacks. Of those food and beverage
advertisements, only 8.2 percent featured health-related content and 9.4 percent addressed physical activity. "Given the increase in the number of African American children who are overweight and obese, their cultural predisposition to watch televis...
A virtual healthcare assistant for a healthier lifestyle
... traditional healthcare sector to include food and beverage
producers, manufacturers of healthcare products and information providers all of whom can play a role in lifestyle decisions." Sanna likens the rollout of user-driven information and communication technologies in the healthcare sector to the discover...
Tequila! Chemists help assure quality of popular Mexican beverage
...ns, which are a potential threat as this alcoholic beverage
grows in popularity. The findings could help prov... in chemistry, the quality of this ancient Mexican beverage
can now be protected. Tequila is made from the blue Agave plant and its production is limited to ...
Home testing kit could help identify 'hidden' caffeine in beverages
...edient list then you may soon be able to test the beverage
yourself. Chemists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are developing a quick, convenient "dipstick" test that they say could represent the first home testing kit to detect the common stimulant, which can cause insomnia and make ...
Living in poverty associated with increased risk for teens to be overweight
...alyses suggest that physical inactivity, sweetened beverage
consumption, and skipping breakfast may contribute to these disparities. The researchers found that among respondents aged 15 to 17 years, the increase in the proportion of calories from sweetened beverages across the last 2 NHANES surveys (1988-1994...
'Best if used by ...'
... great idea to let people know how fresh a food or beverage
is, new evidence suggests otherwise. Freshness dating could backfire in big way, according to a forthcoming article in this month's Journal of Food Science. Joint research by Cornell University and the U.S. Army Research Labs in Natick, MA have sho...
Flavanol-rich cocoa improves blood vessel function in aging baby boomer study participants
...d that drinking a standardized flavanol-rich cocoa beverage
improved several measures of blood vessel function...ge 50 drank the specially-made flavanol rich cocoa beverage
daily for four to six days. The researchers tracked changes in the function of their peripheral art...
Health effects of 'functional foods' featured during four-day symposium, Sept. 10-13
...o were given one cup daily of a specially prepared beverage
containing mandarin orange juice, whereas an 8.9 percent rate of liver cancer was found among a group of 45 patients who did not drink the juice supplements, according to Hoyoku Nishino, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at the university. (AGFD 011, Sunday,...
Consumption of green tea associated with reduced mortality in Japanese adults
... of death due to cancer. Tea is the most consumed beverage
in the world aside from water. Three billion kilograms of tea are produced each year worldwide, according to background information in the article. Because of the high rates of tea consumption in the global population, even small effects in humans co...
Japanese adults with diabetes have increased cancer risk
...g, medical history, physical activity and food and beverage
intake. They were also asked if they had ever been diagnosed with diabetes or taken diabetes medications. Researchers consulted the national registry of Japanese residents, major hospitals, cancer registries and death certificates to track deaths a...
Nutrition studies' conclusions tied to funding source
...tic one performed on nutrition studies found that beverage
studies funded solely by industry were four to eig...rable conclusion was 4.37, increasing to 7.61 when beverage
type, publication year and examination of authors' personal conflicts of interest were taken into ac...
Researchers warn milk eliminates cardiovascular health benefits of tea
...n, the effects of a single nutritional compound or beverage
such as red wine, olive oil and so on, are analysed. But, it is difficult to assign clearly the observed effects and separate them from the surrounding food matrix (such as adding milk) that may bias results. It was therefore important to collect all...
Healthy schools project gets an 'A'
...ls: Eat more fruits and vegetables Make better beverage
choices, reducing high-sugar items Perform at lea...Students record their fruit, vegetable and healthy beverage
consumption at lunch in addition to the number of minutes of exercise they do daily. Monthly team wi...
National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine report calls for more dairy foods at school
...y in school so it's important that school food and beverage
offerings provide the nutrients they need." Milk and milk products provide more than 70 percent of the calcium consumed by Americans. The Dietary Guidelines recommend children ages 9 and older consume three servings of low-fat or fat-free and milk ...
RAND study finds alcohol advertising and marketing associated with adolescent drinking
...er they owned any promotional items from alcoholic beverage
companies. "Parents may be aware that advertising may promote drinking among early adolescents," said Rebecca L. Collins, a RAND senior behavioral scientist and lead author of the study. "We did a previous study that found that children as young a...
Double the death rate from cirrhosis for 'blue collar' men
... very low tax on wine means cask wine is often the beverage
of choice for the poorest and most marginalised people." The study's findings dovetail with another paper recently published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation by Professor Najman and co-authors, Dr Ghasem Toloo and Dr Victor Siskind...
Moderate drinking lowers women's risk of heart attack
...Extensive information was collected on the type of beverage
consumed, serving size for each beverage
and number of drinks consumed during the two years prior to the heart attack, or for controls, two y...
Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout
... on average, 2 cups per day. This widely consumed beverage
is regularly investigated and debated for its impact on health conditions from breast cancer to heart disease. Among its complex effects on the body, coffee or its components have been linked to lower insulin and uric acid levels on a short-term bas...
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