Article | Apr 01 2009
Searching for information about the U.S. food regulatory system can be overwhelming and time consuming. Meanwhile, with the great deal of food safety information currently in the news it is helpful...
Press Release | Dec 09 2008
(Washington, DC, December 10, 2008) —Your morning cup of coffee may be more than just an eye-opener. Research has confirmed that sleep-deprived individuals have improved memory and reasoning after...
Article | Nov 23 2008
The potential health benefits of consuming adequate amounts of dietary fiber are diverse, just as the definitions of fiber and the foods that provide it are varied. A wealth of scientific evidence...
Press Release | Oct 22 2008
(Washington, D.C., October 23, 2008)  As food prices soar and the need to feed more people with fewer resources becomes increasingly challenging, new International Food Information Council (IFIC)...
Article | Apr 30 2008
This IFIC Review provides background information on caffeine, examines its safety and summarizes key research conducted on caffeine and health. Topics addressed include caffeine and: heart disease...
Article | Sep 30 2007
Research is evolving about the relationship of diet to cancer. Cancer is a very complex disease, having few definitive answers regarding its cause. Factors to be considered include: There are well...
Article | Jul 31 2007
PDF Version Caffeine is one of the most comprehensively studied ingredients in the food supply. There is considerable knowledge of this compound, with centuries of safe consumption in foods and...
Article | Jun 30 2007
Background Plant sterols and stanols are phytosterols—essential components of plant membranes—that resemble the chemical structure of animal cholesterol and carry out similar cellular functions in...
Article | Mar 31 2005
The recently released 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans wisely choose carbohydrate-containing foods to ensure adequate nutrient intake and still keep their weight within...
Article | Feb 15 2005
Over the years, nutrition messages have become more accessible through the Internet, media, celebrities, and many other sources.  Multiple inputs of different information can create a confusing...

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