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Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Review of probiotic trial research finds only Bifantis able to claim efficacy for IBS symptoms

Study adds to growing evidence of B. infantis 35624 efficacy in IBS population


Mar 23, 2009 - 9:12:26 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Antioxidants in Midwestern black raspberries influenced by production site
Black raspberries have been studied for decades by scientists and medical researchers interested in the fruits' apparent ability to limit the onset or severity of degenerative diseases, including cancer
Feb 26, 2009 - 2:18:01 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Arginine discovery could help fight human obesity
A Texas AgriLife Research scientist and fellow researchers have discovered that arginine, an amino acid, reduces fat mass in diet-induced obese rats and could help fight human obesity.
Feb 4, 2009 - 12:14:08 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Are There Antibiotics in Your Food?
Routine dosing of farm animals with cephalosporin antibiotics to prevent disease and promote growth would be prohibited effective October 1, 2008.
Feb 4, 2009 - 9:05:27 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Queen's chemist sheds light on health benefits of garlic
Researchers have widely believed that the organic compound, allicin – which gives garlic its aroma and flavour – acts as the world's most powerful antioxidant. But until now it hasn't been clear how allicin works, or how it stacks up compared to more common antioxidants such as Vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, which stop the damaging effects of radicals.
Jan 30, 2009 - 9:27:50 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Much High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated With Mercury, New Study Finds
Mercury was found in nearly 50 percent of tested samples of commercial high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), according to a new article published today in the scientific journal, Environmental Health. A separate study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) detected mercury in nearly one-third of 55 popular brandname food and beverage products where HFCS is the first or second highest labeled ingredient—including products by Quaker, Hershey’s, Kraft and Smucker’s.
Jan 27, 2009 - 12:07:50 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
New Study of Splenda and Sucralose Reveals Shocking New Information About Potential Harmful Effect on Humans
James Turner, chairman of the national consumer education group Citizens for Health expressed shock and outrage after reading a new report from scientists at Duke University. "The report makes it clear that the artificial sweetener Splenda and its key component sucralose pose a threat to the people who consume the product.
Jan 26, 2009 - 11:08:48 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
For fats, longer may not be better
Researchers have uncovered why some dietary fats, specifically long-chain fats, such as oleic acid (found in olive oil), are more prone to induce inflammation. Long-chain fats, it turns out, promote increased intestinal absorption of pro-inflammatory bacterial molecules called lipopolysaccharides (LPS). This study appears in the January issue of JLR.
Jan 8, 2009 - 1:01:27 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Database of Isoflavone Compounds in Foods Updated
A newly updated food composition database of plant chemical compounds called isoflavones was launched today by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
Jan 8, 2009 - 9:20:19 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
FDA Okays Stevia as GRAS sweetener
The FDA sent a fax to Cargill Inc and Merisant Co's Whole Earth Sweetener unit on Dec 17 saying that the agency has no objection to the petitioners' claim that Stevia is generally recognized as safe sweetener.
Dec 19, 2008 - 9:30:51 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Sugar can be addictive, Princeton scientist says
A Princeton University scientist will present new evidence today demonstrating that sugar can be an addictive substance, wielding its power over the brains of lab animals in a manner similar to many drugs of abuse.
Dec 10, 2008 - 7:35:59 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Corn's in all fast foods, should you care?
A new study suggests that all most all fast foods contain chemical elements or ingredients derived from corn either in forms of meat, oil or others.
Nov 16, 2008 - 10:43:12 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Vitamin D-Rich Mushrooms: A Research Success
Now there's an even better reason to add fresh mushrooms to your breakfast omelet, noontime burger, or dinner salad. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, Calif., have teamed with Monterey Mushrooms, Inc., of Watsonville, Calif., to boost the vitamin D content of white, brown and portabella mushrooms.
Nov 12, 2008 - 8:27:49 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Pectin power
Scientists have found a new possible explanation for why people who eat more fruit and vegetables may gain protection against the spread of cancers.
Oct 13, 2008 - 8:45:45 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Wild blueberries have highest antioxidant activity
Wild blueberries have the highest activity of antioxidants, according to Cornell University researchers.  But cultivated blueberries are not as potent as wild ones.
Oct 12, 2008 - 4:02:01 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
How carrots help us see the color orange
One of the easiest ways to identify an object is by its color -- perhaps it is because children’s books encourage us to pair certain objects with their respective colors. Why else would so many of us automatically assume carrots are orange, grass is green and apples are red?
Jul 24, 2008 - 6:25:06 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Food allergies: What you need to know
Food allergy is an abnormal response to a food triggered by the body’s immune system. In this pamphlet, food allergy refers to a particular type of response of the immune system in which the body produces what is called an allergic, or IgE, antibody to a food. (IgE, or immunoglobulin E, is a type of protein that works against a specific food.)
Jun 8, 2008 - 2:03:50 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Hyperactive Ingredients?
Research generally has not supported food additives as influencing hyperactivity—whose characteristics include overactivity, inattention, and impulsive behaviors, traits that in extreme forms define attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—but some studies have found small effects. Most recently, a study published 3 November 2007 in The Lancet
Jun 5, 2008 - 6:21:15 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Study: Organic Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows
Cows that graze on fresh pasture produce milk with higher levels of antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids, such as conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3's, as shown by a recently published study from Newcastle University in the UK.
Jun 4, 2008 - 11:24:23 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
FDA Posts Revised Questions and Answers on Acrylamide
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has updated the Qs & As on acrylamide with new information related to acrylamide in foods, including adding consumer information on optional ways to reduce acrylamide levels in certain foods.
May 23, 2008 - 2:43:21 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
How can I prevent foodborne Illness?
The idea that the food on the dinner table can make someone sick may be disturbing, but there are many steps you can take to protect your families and dinner guests. It's just a matter of following basic rules of food safety.
Apr 23, 2008 - 2:55:41 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
EAFUS: A Food Additive Database
The EAFUS list of substances contains ingredients added directly to food that FDA has either approved as food additives or listed or affirmed as GRAS. Nevertheless, it contains only a partial list of all food ingredients that may in fact be lawfully added to food, because under federal law some ingredients may be added to food under a GRAS determination made independently from the FDA. The list contains many, but not all, of the substances subject to independent GRAS determinations.
Apr 23, 2008 - 2:42:53 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Data on Food Antioxidants Aid Research
Measures of the antioxidant capacities of 277 selected foods were released today by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. The new database provides easy access to antioxidant values for a wide variety of foods, many of which may be excellent sources of healthful compounds.
Apr 7, 2008 - 6:30:13 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Water as a nutrient: What you need to know
A recent review study suggests there is no reason for a healthy person to drink as much as eight glasses of eight ounces of drinking water a day.  That much water may not do any good or harm either.
Apr 3, 2008 - 8:38:56 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Food Compounds That Kill Test-Tube Cancer Cells Analyzed
Strawberries, grapes, blueberries and some familiar seasonings like rosemary contain compounds that can--in test tubes--kill cells of a childhood cancer. Nutrition-focused research by molecular biologist Susan J. Zunino of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), Davis, Calif., may reveal exactly how the powerful plant chemicals fight the disease known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Mar 4, 2008 - 8:40:29 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Vitamin E: What you need to know
A recent study found that use of vitamin E supplements was not associated with reduced risk of lung cancer among the general population. Among current smokers, taking vitamin E supplements may even dramatically increase the risk of the cancer up to 28%.  The following is compiled by a foodconsumer.org editor for those who want to know more about this vitamin. The key point is that vitamin E by definition is essential to your health and you should not avoid it.  The best source is of course food. But when you take a supplement, make sure you are taking the natural form of vitamin E.  Read on for detail.
Mar 1, 2008 - 9:35:47 AM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Farmed salmon less nutritious
Compared to wild salmon fish, farmed salmon fish contains less beneficial fatty acids that may better human heart health, a new study suggests.
Feb 29, 2008 - 2:55:02 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Green tea extracts extend shelf-life for meat products
Green tea extracts may be used to extend the shell-life of meat and prevent off-flavors, according to an Indian study in the March, 2008 issue of Food Chemistry.
Feb 17, 2008 - 5:51:08 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Selenium in Brazil nuts highly bioavailable
Brazil nuts are known to have high levels of selenium. Selenium in Brazil nuts is now found highly bioavailable, suggesting the food is a good source of this essential mineral, according to a study led by researchers in New Zealand.
Feb 16, 2008 - 2:54:22 PM

Food & Health : Food Chemicals
Artificial sweeteners help gain weight
Using diet soda and other foods with synthetic sweeteners does not necessarily help you reduce your intake of calories and in fact they may help you gain weight, suggests a new study published in the journal Behavioral Neurosciences.
Feb 11, 2008 - 2:33:42 PM

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