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Trans fats: What you need to know
Trans fats are partially hydrogenated vegetable oils that contain trans fatty acids. Liquid vegetable oils are transformed into trans fat in a chemical process known as hydrogenation - adding hydrogen atoms to the natural unsaturated fatty acids in vegetable oils, making the liquid oil into semisolid fat.
Sep 28, 2006, 10:20
Testing Needed for Acesulfame Potassium, an Artificial Sweetener
In their article "First Experimental Demonstration of the Multipotential Carcinogenic Effects of Aspartame Administered in the Feed of Sprague-Dawley Rats," Soffritti et al. (2006) present interesting data on the carcinogenic effects of long-term exposure to aspartame, an artificial sweetener, in experimental animals (rats).
Sep 1, 2006, 21:00
Nutrient Data on Mushrooms Updated
Mushrooms contain several key nutrients, including copper, potassium, folate and niacin, according to recently analyzed nutrient data. Seven varieties of mushrooms--white button, oyster, shiitake, enoki, portabella, crimini and maitake--were analyzed to create a unique nutrient profile for each.
Aug 18, 2006, 13:00
Controversy Surrounds EPA Review of Pesticides
(HealthDay News) -- Fourteen states have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require pesticide manufacturers to list all ingredients -- including inactive ones -- on their product labels.
Aug 2, 2006, 16:06
Antioxidants may slow vision loss
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have successfully blocked the advance of retinal degeneration in mice with a form of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) by treating them with vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid and other antioxidant chemicals.
Jul 19, 2006, 23:39
Plant Compounds Continue to Challenge Science
The one thing on which all nutritionists seem to agree is that consumption of vegetables and fruit helps fight many chronic diseases.
Jun 24, 2006, 11:07
Peanut Allergy Incidents Waning, But Still a Problem
(HealthDay News) -- The number of people with peanut allergy unwittingly eating peanut-laced products is going down, but more public education is still needed.
Jun 19, 2006, 23:11
Researchers Discover Why Grapefruit Juice Interacts With Drugs
(HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified the substances in grapefruit juice that can produce unwanted side effects when the juice is taken with certain drugs.
May 9, 2006, 09:16