Answer : We posed this question to Helen Rasmussen, PhD, RD, senior research dietitian at Tufts Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.
Changes may be coming to the familiar Nutrition Facts panel on food packages. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just completed a public-comment period on a proposed study to test labeling changes with a randomly selected group of 3,600 consumers.
Americas farmers have built a better egg-and theyre hoping the payoff isnt just chicken feed. According to new research from the US Department of Agricultures Agriculture Research Service, todays eggs have less cholesterol and more vitamin D than they did just a few years ago.To update nutritional data last calculated in 2002, the USDA sent samples of large eggs from 12 locations nationwide to a laboratory for testing. The eggs averaged 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol, down 14% from 212 milligrams in 2002. And a typical large egg, yolk plus white, now delivers about 41 IU of vitamin D-up 64% from the last measurement of just 18 IU
Heres news that might settle the nerves of heavy coffee drinkers: Two new studies suggest that high coffee consumption might be linked to reduced risks of the most aggressive form of breast cancer in women and lethal prostate cancer in men
Worried about diverticulitis, the painful inflammation of abnormal pouches in your intestines? Eat more like a vegetarian
Getting more potassium in your diet may help protect you against the most common type of stroke
A new CDC report gives Americans diet a failing grade
Break out of the iceberg box and discover nutritious lettuces and other healthy greens.If not for lettuce and salads, many Americans would hardly eat any green vegetables at all
As if there wasnt enough disconcerting news for people worried about protecting their bones
Antioxidant-Rich Foods May Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Foods rich in antioxidant vitamins C and E and selenium may help reduce the risk