ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued / June 4, 2008 / News from
the USDA Agricultural Research Service
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ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued
By Kim Kaplan
June 4, 2008
A new technique for boosting the amount
of iron infants absorb from solid food is among the new nutrition and health
findings noted in the most recent issue of the Agricultural Research Service
(ARS) Food and Nutrition Research
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The popular online newsletter reports discoveries from researchers at ARS
Among other findings, the current issue reports:
- Many preschoolers exceed recommendations that they spend no more than two
hours a day watching television and using the computer.
- The better the elderly adhered to a physical activity program, the greater
their improvements in physical functioning.
- People whose diets were most similar to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans were least likely to have metabolic syndrome.
- ARS chemists have developed a new standardized profiling method for
distinguishing even slight variations in the types and amounts of phenolic
compounds in foods.
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