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Latest ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Available in English--and Spanish / February 14, 2007 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

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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 nutrición.

The informative, user-friendly newsletter is posted on the World Wide Web at:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb0107.htm

The Spanish version is at:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/espanol/np/fnrb/fnrb0107.es.htm

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:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/espanol

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 and Listeria;
  • A plump, juicy and seedless grape called Autumn King may extend—into early winter—the season for U.S.-grown white seedless grapes;
  • 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.

Last Modified: 6/4/2007
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