Latest ARS Food & NutritionBriefs
October 10, 2000
Service has postedthe October 2000 issue of the Food & Nutrition
Research Briefs to its website at:
The Research Briefs is a quarterly newsletter containing the
latest ARSfindings in human nutrition, food freshness and safety, and new foods
Included in this issue:
- A low-calorie fat substitute commonly used in food products
may boost theamount of calcium that teenage girls absorb from their diets, and
it could helpbuild stronger bones.
- Nearly two-fifths of the U.S. population may be flirting
with marginalvitamin B12 status.
- U.S. kids today are eating more calories than kids did 20
years ago, andsnacks contribute a significant percent of daily
caloriesaveraging around20 percent.
- ARS scientists believe they know how some flavonoids in
orange and othercitrus juices kill cancer cells growing in culture.
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