ARS Posts Latest Edition
of Nutrition Briefs
By Judy McBride
February 3, 2000
Agricultural Research Service has posted
a new issue of the Food & Nutrition Research Briefs to its website
The Research Briefs is a quarterly newsletter containing the latest
ARS findings in human nutrition, food freshness and safety, and new foods and
In this issue:
- The same hormone that may help explain why African-American girls grow
faster and taller than Caucasian girls could also be stacking the deck in favor
of weight gain in adulthood.
- A fun, fast-paced video game called "Squire's Quest!" might
entice kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Chances are you'll get more antioxidant protection from eating fresh
fruits and vegetables than from taking natural product supplements claiming to
be potent antioxidants.
ARS is the chief scientific agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Contact: Judy McBride, ARS Information Staff, Beltsville, Md., phone
(301) 504-1628, fax (301) 504-1641, firstname.lastname@example.org.