New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued
Contact: Kim Kaplan
March 4, 2021
Consuming a high level of carbohydrates regulates a gene in the human body that can reduce your risk of obesity, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic diseases. This information is part of the latest issue of the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Food and Nutrition Research Briefs.
The latest issue, which reports discoveries from researchers at ARS laboratories nationwide, can be found at: https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/fnrb/2021/fnrb0121/
Among other findings, the current issue reports:
- A new micronutrient- and fiber-packed bar that improves a host of metabolic biomarkers and is based on a unique formula developed by ARS and the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute is now on the market under the name Healright.
- New ARS software named PhyteByte leverages the power of machine-learning technology to speed the identification of health-promoting compounds in food; especially thousands of food compounds whose biological activity and effects in the human body over a lifetime of exposure through diet are poorly understood.
ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs is available on the web. Readers can sign up for either of two email options: They can receive the full text of the newsletter by email or simply an advisory when a new issue has been posted online.
For more information contact Kim Kaplan, ARS Office of Communications.
The Agricultural Research Service is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Daily, ARS focuses on solutions to agricultural problems affecting America. Each dollar invested in agricultural research results in $17 of economic impact.