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New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued / October 3, 2008 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

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New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued

By Kim Kaplan
October 3, 2008

Dietary calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of hip fracture—and that's just one of the new nutrition and health findings noted in the most recent issue of the Agricultural Research Service's "Food and Nutrition Research Briefs" and its Spanish-language edition, Informe de investigaciones de alimentos y nutrición.

View the English edition at:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb1008.htm

The popular online newsletter reports discoveries from researchers at ARS laboratories nationwide.

Among other findings, the current issue reports:

  • Potato preparation method can cut the mineral content by as much as 75 percent.
  • New methods of protecting fresh produce from foodborne pathogens are on the horizon.
  • The effect of snacking on teenagers' dietary intakes of recommended nutrients is sized up.

The ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs is offered with 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.

ARS is a scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Last Modified: 10/3/2008
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