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ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs
Issued By Kim
Kaplan April 14, 2009
Neutralizing an acid-producing diet may be an important key to
reducing bone breakdown while aging. That's among the new findings noted in the
most recent issue of the Agricultural
Research Service's (ARS) Food and Nutrition Research Briefs and its
Spanish-language edition, Informe de investigaciones de alimentos y
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The popular online newsletter reports discoveries from researchers at
ARS laboratories nationwide.
Among other findings, the current issue reports:
-- Supplemental UV-A plus UV-B light can greatly increase the
carotenoid and chlorophyll concentrations of some green leaf lettuce varieties
in the greenhouse.
-- A diet rich in the berry and grape compound pterostilbene was
effective in reversing cognitive decline and improving working memory in aged
-- ARS has developed a new nanotechnology-based biological sensor that
detects Salmonella bacteria in lab tests.
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