New ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Posted on Web / May 12,
2005 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service
New ARS Food & Nutrition Research
Briefs Posted on Web By
Marcia Wood May 12, 2005
The Agricultural Research
Service has posted the newest edition of the ARS Food & Nutrition
Research Briefs on the World Wide Web at:
The issue includes short updates on ARS research from coast-to-coast
about human nutrition, new foods and food safety. For instance, the
Briefs report that:
- The potential cholesterol-lowering effects of a citrus compound
called limonin will
be examined in a one-of-its-kind study.
- Vitamin B12
deficiency, already linked to low bone density in women, also correlates to
poor bone health in men.
- Gulfking and Gulfcrest, two delicious
from ARS plant breeders and their university colleagues, may begin showing up
in the some supermarkets this year.
- Secrets that scientists are uncovering about a novel protein in
many Vibrio species may reduce the incidence of
- An optical method called
resonance, or SPR, may be put to work helping food-safety inspectors ensure
that products such as ham, whole liquid eggs and milk are free of harmful
ARS is the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.
For further information contact
Marcia Wood, Editor, ARS ARS
Food & Nutrition Research Briefs, (301) 504-1662.