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Gene Suppression Can Lower Cold-induced Sweetening In Potatoes
2012-10-15 14:13:12

Preventing activity of a key enzyme in potatoes could help boost potato quality by putting an end to cold-induced sweetening, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Cold-induced sweetening, which occurs when potatoes are put in long-term cold storage, causes flavor changes and unwanted dark colors in fried and roasted potatoes. But long-term cold storage is necessary to maintain an adequate supply of potatoes throughout the year. Agricultural Research Service...

Corn Syrup And Obesity Not Linked?
2012-09-19 07:35:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over the last few years, the waistlines of individuals in the United States have expanded dramatically. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the burgeoning belly has been linked to an increase in obesity in the U.S. in the past twenty years. The agency found that over one-third of adults in the U.S. (35.7 percent) and around 12.5 million of children (17 percent) are considered obese. As a result,...

High Fructose Corn Syrup Topic Of New Petition
2012-09-04 04:44:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Citizens for Health, a consumer action group based in Washington D.C., recently filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to focus on products that have concentrations of man-made high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) higher than 55 percent. The non-profit focuses on health activism to keep consumers informed. With this mission in mind, the goal of the petition is to protect consumers from the illegal use of...

Sugar, Corn Syrup Can Help An Individual Lose Weight
2012-08-10 14:26:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers, studying the effects of corn syrup and sugar, recently looked at the elements that can influence an individual´s diet. The new study discovered that sugar and high fructose syrup perform as well as a reduced calorie diet. The researchers stated that, if an individual´s overall caloric intake is decreased, then the individual should lose weight while consuming the same amounts of sugar or high fructose corn...

2012-07-11 23:00:42

Soda, energy and fruit drinks all have one thing in common: they´re all high in added sugar. Doctors, researchers and nutritionists make the argument that sugar should not be a major part of the nation´s diet. Simply cutting out soda, energy and fruit drinks reduce sugar consumption and combat weight gain, said Los Angeles weight loss surgeon Dr. Hooman Shabatian. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 Excessive sugar consumption may be one of the leading reasons two-thirds...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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