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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
fractureand 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,
investigaciones de alimentos y nutrición.
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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
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