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Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
...e they can cause, the authors write. Diets high in fruit
and vegetable intake, and thus rich in such antioxidants, have been associated with reduced rates of coronary heart disease and stroke. Vitamins C and E and beta carotene are potential mediators of the apparent protective effect of a plant-based diet...
International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston
...e compounds in the pre- and post-harvest stages of fruit
and vegetable production, as well as the interaction of certain medicines with grapefruit and other foods. A general session will focus on health-based marketing of fruits and vegetables. Additionally, several global food-related organizations will...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
... quantitative statistical analysis. Her study of a fruit
flys cell structure may be applied to other organisms cell structures, with the potential to develop approaches to analyze cell behavior and structure in living embryos. The Foundations Board of Directors has unanimously approved the recommendation...
New mangosteen research establishes xanthone measurement standard
...ing scientific exploration of the whole mangosteen fruit
(Garcinia mangostana) through a tiered approach ba...anGo Juice, indicate usage of the whole mangosteen fruit
as a delivery vehicle leads to high xanthone absorption. "These two studies put into context how t...
Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble
...o a long way towards reducing the price of organic fruit
and vegetables, reports Lisa Richards in Chemistry...s are used during processing. With some organic fruit
and veg, there can be large losses [during storage], Claudia Ruane, spokes person for Abel & Cole or...
'Supersize me' mice research offers grim warning for America's fast food consumers
...se corn syrup, a sweetener common in soda and some fruit
juices. The research is being presented at the Digestive Diseases Week meeting. "We wanted to mirror the kind of diet many Americans subsist on, so the high fat content is about the same you'd find in a typical McDonald's meal, and the high fructos...
Eating apples and fish during pregnancy may protect against childhood asthma and allergies
...eases from many other foods, including vegetables, fruit
juice, citrus or kiwi fruit, whole grain products, fat from dairy products or margarine or other low-fat spreads. The researchers studied 1212 children born to women who had filled out food questionnaires during their pregnancy. When the children we...
Grain fiber and magnesium intake associated with lower risk for diabetes
...nsumed the least. There was no association between fruit
or vegetable fiber and diabetes risk. "In conclusion, the evidence from our study and previous studies, summarized by means of meta-analysis, strongly supports that higher cereal fiber and magnesium intake may decrease diabetes risk," the authors c...
Drinking farm milk reduces childhood asthma and allergies but raw consumption remains unsafe
...lds consumption of milk, butter, yoghurt, eggs and fruit
and vegetables and whether they were farm-produced or shop-bought. They also answered questions about their childs height and weight, whether they were breastfed and any allergies or asthma problems affecting the child or their family. Allergy- ...
UN engages banks to light up rural India; Solar loans, energy access transform life for poor
...h as needlework artisans, and even better sales at fruit
stands, where produce is no longer spoiled by fumes from kerosene lamps. Behind these quality-of-life upgrades is an innovative UN-led project to persuade Indian bankers to finance small loans for solar systems typically $300 to $500 for a system ...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
... members shows that just one additional serving of fruit
and vegetables per day may lower your risk of head...ged 50 and older has found that those who ate more fruit
and vegetables had a reduced risk of head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer is the sixth leadin...
Poor diet puts teenagers' health at risk
...reals, lean meat and meat substitutes, vegetables, fruit
and dairyevery day," Professor David Crawford said...getables, dairy foods, meat/eggs/nuts/legumes with fruit
the least consumed. Teenagers in regional areas tended to eat more vegetables and less fast foods ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007
...rice lends credence. But is that organically grown fruit
or vegetable authentic or a mislabeled version of some conventionally grown crop? In a report scheduled for the April 4 issue of ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly journal, scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting dev...
Healthy schools project gets an 'A'
...ine options. For example, vegetables and dip and a fruit
salad bar have been added to the cafeteria, and items like the double-bacon cheeseburger and high fat meat pizza have been eliminated. In addition, the soda pop vending machines have been changed to offer water instead. "We owe it to our children for...
Tequila raw ingredient being developed into drug-carrier that targets colon diseases
...March 27 Compounds derived from the blue agave, a fruit
used to make tequila, shows promise in early labor...hemical Society. This study shows that the agave fruit
is good for more than just tequila. It also has medicinal value, says study leader Guillermo Toriz, ...
Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, according to 2 recent studies
...ination Surveys) to determine trends over time for fruit
and vegetable consumption among American adults. T... data. Approximately 62% did not consume any whole fruit
servings and 25% of participants reported eating no daily vegetable servings. There was no improveme...
Apple consumers reap heart-health benefits thanks to flavonoid content, says new research
... Women of all ages are encouraged to consume more fruit
and vegetables, including apples and apple products, for heart health. However, this study focused on postmenopausal woman, a group becoming more aware of the risk for heart disease. Using a government database that assesses the flavonoid-compound co...
Insight on fruit fly immune system could lead to new types of vaccines, Stanford researchers say
STANFORD, Calif. - The tiny fruit
fly has a lot to teach humans. Researchers at the ... compromised immune systems. The evidence that a fruit
fly's immune response can adapt to - or retain memory of - an earlier infection contradicts the long...
Do shopping lists promote or prevent healthy choices?
... like cheesecake over a healthy alternative like a fruit
salad. Comparing memory-based and stimulus-based decision making, researchers from Duke, UCLA, and the University of Florida found that trying to recall what options are available such as when making a shopping list at home uses mental resources t...
Highlights from the February 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...reals, breads, dairy products, fruits, 100-percent fruit
juices and vegetables was higher among people with...s consumed more servings of fruits and 100-percent fruit
juices and fewer servings of burgers and sandwiches. African-American men and women consumed more se...
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