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ARS Posts Latest Edition of Nutrition Briefs

By Judy McBride
February 3, 2000

The Agricultural Research Service has posted a new issue of the Food & Nutrition Research Briefs to its website.

The Research Briefs is a quarterly newsletter containing the latest ARS findings in human nutrition, food freshness and safety, and new foods and varieties.

In this issue:

  • The same hormone that may help explain why African-American girls grow faster and taller than Caucasian girls could also be stacking the deck in favor of weight gain in adulthood.
  • A fun, fast-paced video game called "Squire's Quest!" might entice kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Chances are you'll get more antioxidant protection from eating fresh fruits and vegetables than from taking natural product supplements claiming to be potent antioxidants.

ARS is the chief scientific agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Contact: Judy McBride, ARS Information Staff, Beltsville, Md., phone (301) 504-1628, fax (301) 504-1641,