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...
Press Release | May 21 2009
(WASHINGTON, DC)—More than half of Americans (56 percent) say they are trying to lose weight, and a majority of them say they are trying to improve the healthfulness of their diet and increase their...
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...

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