Latest ARS Food & Nutrition Research
Briefs Available in English--and Spanish By
Marcia Wood February 14, 2007
New research findings about nutrition, food safety, new foods and
other topics of interest to health-conscious Web viewers are now ready to read
in both English and Spanish in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) online newsletter, ARS Food &
Nutrition Research Briefs or Informe de investigaciones de alimentos y
The informative, user-friendly newsletter is posted on the World Wide
The Spanish version is at:
This issue marks the first time that the newsletter, published in
English for more than two decades, has been made available in Spanish. To view
other ARS products in Spanish, see the website at:
The Food & Nutrition Research Briefs is offered with
full-color photos and illustrations on the Web. And by clicking the "subscribe"
link on the newsletter's home
page, readers can sign up for two e-mail options: They can receive the full
text of the newsletter by e-mail, or simply an advisory that a new issue has
been posted to the Web.
Among other findings, the current issue reports that:
- An intriguing blueberry compound shows promise for fighting
cancer, according to results from tests with mouse liver cells;
- A second rinse, cooler than the first, may help egg processors
protect in-shell eggs from pathogens such as Salmonella, Campylobacter
- A plump, juicy and seedless grape called Autumn King may
extendinto early winterthe season for U.S.-grown white seedless
- A device that gently measure's baby's fat is helping researchers
create growth charts for the two-and-under set; and
- Frequently eating "fatty" fish such as salmon or sardines may help
forestall mental deterioration.
ARS is the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.