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Race/ethnicity, family income and education associated with sugar consumption

... in 1999-2002 as 17% of calories a day. Consuming foods with added sugars displaces nutrient-dense foods in the diet. Reducing or limiting intake of added ... and calcium intake. Four questions about foods with added sugars were asked. The responses were ...

Organic food not nutritionally better than conventionally-produced food

... There is no evidence that organically produced foods are nutritionally superior to conventionally ... appear willing to pay higher prices for organic foods based on their perceived health and nutrition ... content of contaminants or chemical residues in foods from different agricultural production regimens. ...

EPA grant to University of Chicago for research on food allergy triggers

... why specific antibodies start reacting to foods and allergens when they are eaten. Understanding ... foods. With better understanding of how foods trigger allergic responses, scientists will be ... develop new tests for adverse effects from these foods and interpret data from toxicity tests required ...

Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression

... rapid rise of blood glucose initiated by high-GI foods results in cellular damage that retinal cells ... into blood sugar, also known as blood glucose. foods such as sweetened drinks, sodas and white bread ... of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and low-GI foods may delay compromised vision due to AMD," says ...

CSIRO deal to commercialize 'artificial gut'

... and potential human health benefits of new foods that is much quicker and more cost-effective than ... will help address the growing global demand for foods with defined health benefits through low GI and ... world, there is increasing demand for low GI and foods high in resistant starch. Consumers need greater ...

People of higher socioeconomic status choose better diets -- but pay more per calorie

... have demonstrated that they tend to choose foods that are lower in calories but higher in ... foods, sweets, candy and desserts. Energy dense foods provide more calories per unit weight but tend to ... their usual frequency of consumption of 152 foods and 22 beverages and indicated portion size. They ...

UGA licenses invention that kills food-borne pathogens in minutes

... no effects on smell, taste or appearance of the foods that are treated, even delicate produce. "The ... available as a spray and immersion solution for foods ranging from fragile leafy produce, fruits and vegetables, to more robust foods such as meats and poultry, or food preparation ...

ADA releases updated position statement on functional foods

... has released an updated position on functional foods that says fortified, enriched or enhanced foods can benefit a person's health when consumed as ... official stance on functional foods: "All foods are functional at some physiological level, but ...

Doctors endorse vegan and vegetarian diets for healthy pregnancies

... B12 needs can be easily met with fortified foods or any common multivitamin, say doctors and ... vegetables, and other healthful vegetarian foods and including breakfast cereals or other foods fortified with vitamin B12, mothers and their ...

Low levels of vitamin B12 may increase risk for neural tube defects

... who consume little or no meat or animal based foods are the most likely group of women to have low ... pregnant.) Because Vitamin B12 comes from foods of animal origin, women who adhere to a strict ... disorders that interfere with the absorption of foods to consult a physician before getting pregnant, ...

Modern lifestyle prevents tooth decay

... Fluoride toothpaste changes the effect that some foods have on the teeth, as do other good oral hygiene ... of lifestyle factors together with different foods that might affect tooth decay. Times have changed and with that, the foods we eat, and how we care for our teeth'. ...

Healthy food availability could depend on where you live -- so does the quality of your diet

... residents and found that availability of healthy foods was associated with quality of diet and 46 ... association between the availability of healthy foods and diet quality among 759 participants of a ... high quality diet. The availability of healthy foods was assessed by examining food stores within MESA ...

Results of the third school nutrition dietary assessment study published

... observed and recorded the types of competitive foods available in visited schools. Supplement Guest ... quality of the NSLP and SBP school meals and foods sold outside of the reimbursable meal programs ... the availability of high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and make school meals more nutritious. Although ...

Cutting salt isn't the only way to reduce blood pressure

... -- Most people know that too much sodium from foods can increase blood pressure. A new study ... had to rely on people's recall or record of what foods they eat to estimate their level of sodium ... sources include fruits, vegetables, dairy foods and ....

Young adults need to make more time for healthy meals

... higher consumption of unhealthy items like fast foods and lower consumption of many healthful foods. ... with greater intake of several healthful foods (e.g., vegetables) and with higher intakes of ... fat, and with lower intake of several healthful foods among females. Writing in the article, Nicole ...

Women double fruit, veggie intake with switch to Mediterranean diet plan

... a list of guidelines on the amount of certain foods they should eat each day. The six-month study ... registered dietitians used an "exchange list" of foods that are common in a Mediterranean diet to make a ... the recommended levels, they were given a list of foods that are rich in that nutrient. They also were ...

News from the December 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... habits of consumers. Researchers look at why fast foods continue to be a popular meal choice and methods for adding healthier foods to a person's diet. Studies published in the ... tend to be higher in calories and fat compared to foods from home. Thus, public health strategies to ...

Indiana University research at American Public Health Association meeting

... when buying foods, using a seat belt, choosing foods based on health value, exercising regularly and ... to check food labels, wear seat belts or choose foods based on health values. They also smoked more ... of food and a preference for restaurant-style foods was apparent in the study. Researchers found that ...

M&Ms as diet food? 100-calorie pack misconceptions

... dieters tend to consume more calories when foods and packages are smaller, according to a new ... restrained eaters may be attracted to smaller foods in smaller packages initially, presumably because ... eaters actually tend to consume more of these foods than they would of regular foods." ...

Parents shape whether their children learn to eat fruits and vegetables

... have already been exposed to salty, sweet foods and learned to like them," says Haire-Joshu, who ... need to expose them early to a variety of healthy foods and offer the foods many times." Haire-Joshu says many children ...

Sesame seed extract and konjac gum may help ward off Salmonella and E. coli

... The bacteria attach themselves to the fibrous foods instead of the gut cells of the host. Dr ... caused by E. coli or Salmonella. Other foods that were shown to have a beneficial effect ... be underestimated. The study shows that these foods bind certain bacteria and may be a means of ...

Foods high in conjugated linoleic acids can enrich breast milk

... out how long it takes for CLA that mothers eat in foods to appear in breast milk. Conjugated linoleic ... risk. High levels of CLA are found naturally in foods such as butter, milk, cheese, and certain meats. ... are needed to see how CLA intake from natural foods affects CLA levels in breast milk, and whether ...

Consumption of nut products during pregnancy linked to increased asthma in children

... women to eat healthily, and what is true for many foods is that too much is never good." Maternal consumption of allergenic foods during pregnancy may increase the risk that the ... can be attributed to specific nutrients, specific foods or that consumption of ...

New UGA invention effectively kills foodborne pathogens in minutes

... rapidly kills Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 on foods ranging from fragile lettuce to tomatoes, fruits, ... in part, to the fast-paced distribution of foods across the nation. Recently, raw tomatoes caused ... can be adjusted for treatment of fragile foods such as leafy produce, more ...

Genetic variation linked to sugary food

... and may help explain individual preferences for foods high in sugar. The study was conducted by ... the environment as well as genetics. Cravings for foods high in sugar vary from person to person, but the ... population was assessed by recording all of the foods and beverages consumed over a three day period, ...

Highlights from the May 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... Americans Not Following MyPyramid Advice, Prefer foods High in Fats and Added Sugars Americans are ... National Cancer Institute found consumers prefer foods that are high in solid fats and added sugars. ... popcorn eaters. A high intake of whole-grain foods has been linked with reduced risk for coronary ...

Ancient 'Nutcracker Man' challenges ideas on evolution of human diet

... behind telltale signs that can be measured. Hard foods like nuts and seeds, for instance, lead to more complex tooth profiles, while tough foods like leaves lead to more parallel scratches. ... of the individuals ate extremely hard or tough foods in the days leading up to death. The pattern was ...

Nutrition research unveiled this week shows pistachios are smart for the heart

... Consumed with Different Common Carbohydrate foods on Postprandial Glycemia, led by University of ... elevate blood sugar levels more quickly than foods that contain higher levels of protein, fiber and monounsaturated fat, like pistachios. In general, foods that do not quickly raise blood sugar are often ...

When the chips are down -- soak them!

... occurring chemical that occurs when starch rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, such as frying, ... concern that acrylamide found in a wide range of foods may be harmful to health and may cause cancer in ... at reducing acrylamide in products but less so on foods cooked at home and we wanted to explore ways of ...

Study confirms that low-calorie sweeteners are helpful in weight control

... bullets, low-calorie sweeteners in beverages and foods can help people reduce their calorie (energy) ... days tells us to bulk up, hydrate, and consume foods with fewer calories but more volume. The study ... association representing low- and reduced-calorie foods and beverages. The causes of obesity are ...

New folic acid seal helps women choose enriched grain foods to help prevent birth defects

... age, the March of Dimes and the Grain foods Foundation have created a new Folic Acid for ... containing folic acid and consume folic acid-rich foods every day. The Folic Acid for a Healthy ... seal will make is easier for women to choose foods that are healthy for them and their babies, said ...

Too much fructose could leave dieters sugar shocked

... dieters may actually be cutting out the wrong foods altogether, according to findings from a UF paper ... fructose they eat instead of cutting out starchy foods such as bread, rice and potatoes, report the ... guidelines based on fructose to gauge how healthy foods are. Theres a fair amount of evidence that ...

Price of lower-calorie foods rising drastically, researchers find

... As food prices rise, the costs of lower-calorie foods are rising the fastest, according to a University ... fresh fruit and vegetables and other low-calorie foods have jumped nearly 20 percent in the past two ... the Seattle area in 2004. They found that the foods which are less energy-dense -- generally fresh ...

Highlights from the December 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... Choice: Low-Calorie or Low Prices? High-calorie foods tend to cost less than lower-calorie items and ... at the University of Washington. High-calorie foods provide the most calories at the least cost, the ... supermarket chains. The lowest calorie-dense foods include fresh fruit and vegetables, ...

Foods, not specific nutrients, may be key to good health

... human health can be obtained by looking at whole foods than a single food component (such as vitamin C, ... have been made of improved long-term health for foods and food patterns that incorporate these same ... between food components in both single foods and whole diets opens up new areas of thinking ...

U of I scientist does nutritional detective work in Botswana

... country's nutrition policy. For example, should foods be fortified" And what foods are best to fortify"" said Chapman-Novakofski, a ... to function well. "The most widely consumed foods were tea, sorghum and maize meal, followed by ...

Corazonas Foods and Brandeis University partner to create cholesterol-reducing snacks

... of plant sterols to be incorporated into snack foods while retaining the products outstanding flavor. ... technology has allowed the creation of foods fortified with natural (chemically unmodified) ... additional categories of plant-sterol enhanced foods expanding beyond tortilla chips to other popular ...

Naturally-occurring apple compounds reduce risk of pancreatic cancer

... Eating flavonol-rich foods like apples may help reduce the risk of ... the study participants, smokers who consumed foods rich in flavonols had a significantly greater ... flavonols are concentrated in specific foods rather than in broader food groups, for example, ...

New test could help consumers avoid surprise headaches from chocolate, wine

... of these biogenic amines, they say. Some foods have more biogenic amines than others, but you ... to monitor or limit the biogenic amine content of foods and beverages, according to the researchers. It can also be used to screen foods that have been deliberately contaminated, they ...

'Bad carbs' not the enemy, University of Virginia professor finds

... found that consuming lots of high-glycemic foods is not associated with higher body weights. In ... in terms of how much it raises blood sugar. foods having a high GI are generally thought to be bad ... which can cause weight gain and health problems. foods such as whole-grain breads are said to offer good ...
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