Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Posted
By Marcia Wood
February 2, 2004
The Agricultural Research Service
has posted the latest issue of Food & Nutrition Research Briefs on
its web site at:
The Research Briefs present concise updates about ARS research in
human nutrition, food freshness and safety, new foods and related topics.
Some highlights of the issue:
- Consuming high levels of hydrogenated fat, found in products like stick
margarines, may contribute to higher levels of small, unhealthy particles of
low-density lipoproteins, or LDL, in the blood.
- Three new, high-tech devices should make it easier, faster and less
expensive to determine how many calories your body burns--information that's
useful in helping you maintain a healthy weight.
- Kids' attitudes about their athletic abilities may influence whether they
regularly exercise later in life--and may also influence their future risk of
developing cardiovascular disease.
- A sweet, juicy new peach called "Gulfprince" may begin showing
up in the produce section of some markets this coming summer.
ARS is the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.
Wood, USDA-ARS Information Staff, Beltsville, MD 20705; phone (301)
504-1662, fax (301) 504-1641.