Article | Sep 28 2009
What is fructose? Fructose is a monosaccharide, or single sugar, that has the same chemical formula as glucose but a different molecular structure. Sometimes called fruit sugar, fructose is found in...
Article | Sep 28 2009
What is glycemic index?Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how carbohydrate-containing foods affect blood glucose levels. All foods that contain carbohydrates, such as starchy vegetables (potatoes,...
Article | Sep 28 2009
Favorably Reviewed By: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Think about foods you most enjoy eating. Chances are they contain some form of sugar. It could be the sugars in peaches fresh...
Article | Sep 22 2009
Background Interest in omega-3 fatty acids can be traced to observational studies of Greenland Inuits conducted in the late 1970s. The low occurrence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in this Eskimo...
Article | Sep 17 2009
The older population is about to "boom" much as they did when entering the world as “babies” some six decades ago.  The first of the “baby boomers” will turn 65 years old in 2011, with the last group...
Article | Sep 17 2009
The older population is about to "boom" much as they did when entering the world as “babies” some six decades ago.  The first of the “baby boomers” will turn 65 years old in 2011, with the last group...
Media | Aug 24 2009
Press Release | Aug 17 2009
(Washington, DC, August 18, 2009) —There’s a lot of misinformation brewing about caffeine, particularly when it comes to effects from consuming too many energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages....
Article | Aug 17 2009
Some consumers have been advised by a healthcare professional to reduce their sodium consumption.  Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can...
Article | Aug 17 2009
Some consumers have been advised by a healthcare professional to reduce their sodium consumption.  Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can...
Article | Aug 17 2009
The importance of consuming long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), has long been recognized by major...
Article | Jun 09 2009
What is diacetyl and where is it found? Diacetyl and related compounds produce the buttery odor and flavor of many foods.  It occurs as a natural byproduct of fermentation and is found in several...

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