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Released: 29-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT
How the pumpkin became a fall favorite
University of Delaware

Professor Cindy Ott can delve into the history and importance of the orange gourd as makes its return for autumn and dominates everything from food and scents to holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. She is an expert on American food and culture.

Newswise: Dietary Fiber: Good for the Gut
Released: 13-Jul-2018 5:05 AM EDT
Dietary Fiber: Good for the Gut
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Consumers are beginning to understand the link between gut health and overall wellness. IFT18 exhibitors in this category know that dietary fiber plays a major role not just in promoting gut health, but also in supporting weight management and heart health.

Newswise: Diet May Influence the Spread of a Deadly Type of Breast Cancer, Study Finds
6-Feb-2018 1:05 AM EST
Diet May Influence the Spread of a Deadly Type of Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Cedars-Sinai

A single protein building block commonly found in food may hold a key to preventing the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer, according to a new multicenter study published today in the medical journal Nature. Investigators found that by limiting an amino acid called asparagine in laboratory mice with triple-negative breast cancer, they could dramatically reduce the ability of the cancer to travel to distant sites in the body. Among other techniques, the team used dietary restrictions to limit asparagine.

Newswise: The Future of Grocery Shopping: Faster, Cheaper, Smaller
Released: 10-Jan-2018 7:45 AM EST
The Future of Grocery Shopping: Faster, Cheaper, Smaller
Case Western Reserve University

Walmart was once considered the future of grocery shopping, offering consumers a slew of discounted choices, compared to the competition. Yet, market trends point toward a faster, cheaper, smaller and more streamlined experience. The result: One of the most common shopping experiences in American life is fundamentally changing, according to a new study in the journal Strategy and Leadership.

Newswise: High Yield, Protein with Soybean Gene
20-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST
High Yield, Protein with Soybean Gene
American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Soybean growers face a challenge. It has proved difficult to develop soybean varieties with both high protein levels and high yields.

Newswise: Circadian Clock Discovery Could Help Boost Water Efficiency in Food Plants
Released: 6-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
Circadian Clock Discovery Could Help Boost Water Efficiency in Food Plants
Texas AArrayM AgriLife

A discovery by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Dallas provides new insights about the biological or circadian clock, how it regulates high water-use efficiency in some plants, and how others, including food plants, might be improved for the same efficiency, possibly to grow in conditions uninhabitable for them today.

Newswise: Halloween Candy? Go for the Chocolate, UNLV Dentist Says
Released: 23-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Halloween Candy? Go for the Chocolate, UNLV Dentist Says
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Chocolate is the sweet treat least likely to play tricks on your teeth.

Newswise: Different Sugars, Different Risks to Your Liver
Released: 4-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Different Sugars, Different Risks to Your Liver
Joslin Diabetes Center

BOSTON – (October 3, 2017) – If you’re one of the two billion people in the world who are over-weight or obese, or the one billion people with fatty liver disease, your doctor’s first advice is to cut calories—and especially to cut down on concentrated sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup, a sugar found in sweetened beverages and many other processed foods.

Newswise: UF Scientists Work on the ‘Essence’ of Better-Tasting Tomato Juice
Released: 10-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT
UF Scientists Work on the ‘Essence’ of Better-Tasting Tomato Juice
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

If you’re yearning for a better-tasting tomato juice, University of Florida scientists are in their labs, working on satisfying your palette. Essence, usually extracted from a plant to add flavor or provide a scent, according to a new UF/IFAS study, can be used to improve juice flavor.

Newswise: UF Researchers Try to Make Sure Dairy Farmers Produce the Best
Released: 2-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT
UF Researchers Try to Make Sure Dairy Farmers Produce the Best
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

We've just begun National Dairy Month, a good time to remind consumers where their milk and other dairy products come from. UF/IFAS researchers use genomic testing to ensure farmers produce the best dairy cattle.

Newswise: National Dairy Month a Reminder of Milk’s Nutrient-Packed Contribution to Our Diet
Released: 1-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT
National Dairy Month a Reminder of Milk’s Nutrient-Packed Contribution to Our Diet
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

“Basically, cow’s milk helps to meet nutrient needs, and some research suggests it may help to protect against some of the major chronic diseases,” said Gail Kauwell, a UF/IFAS professor in food science and human nutrition.

Newswise: Grape Seed Extract Could Extend Life of Resin Fillings
Released: 9-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Grape Seed Extract Could Extend Life of Resin Fillings
University of Illinois at Chicago

A natural compound found in grape seed extract could be used to strengthen dentin — the tissue beneath a tooth’s enamel — and increase the life of resin fillings, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

Newswise: GW Study Finds 33 Percent of Seafood Sold in Six DC Eateries Mislabeled
19-Apr-2017 11:30 AM EDT
GW Study Finds 33 Percent of Seafood Sold in Six DC Eateries Mislabeled
George Washington University

Scientists at the George Washington University used a powerful genetic technique to test seafood dinners sold in six District restaurants and found 33 percent had been mislabeled.

Newswise: Fruits and Vegetables’ Latest Superpower? Lowering Blood Pressure
Released: 5-Apr-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Fruits and Vegetables’ Latest Superpower? Lowering Blood Pressure
Keck Medicine of USC

A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC links increased dietary potassium with lower blood pressure.

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Released: 29-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Journal: Researchers Can Track Hazardous Chemicals From Fast-Food Wrappers in the Body
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Just one month after major research findings showed dangerous PFAS present in more than one-third of fast food packaging tested, UAB and Notre Dame created a new technique to track PFASs in the body.

Newswise: Research Trial Serves as Grounds to Plant Coffee
Released: 17-Mar-2017 4:40 PM EDT
Research Trial Serves as Grounds to Plant Coffee
California State Polytechnic University Pomona

The Department of Plant Science has planted 13 different varieties of coffee from Honduras and El Salvador in a secluded spot on campus as part of a research trial to see which types can tolerate the range of temperatures in the Pomona area.

Newswise: Florida Peaches Pack a Punch as a Succulent Snack
Released: 15-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Florida Peaches Pack a Punch as a Succulent Snack
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

According to a national survey conducted by UF/IFAS researcher Joy Rumble, consumers could be more aware of Florida's growing peach population. But Rumble also found consumers like to eat peaches as a snack, which she sees as a marketing opportunity.

Newswise: Turning Food Waste Into Tires
Released: 6-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST
Turning Food Waste Into Tires
Ohio State University

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century. In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance, which may ultimately open up new applications for rubber.

Newswise: Food Additive Found in Candy, Chewing Gum Could Alter Digestive Cell Structure and Function
Released: 16-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST
Food Additive Found in Candy, Chewing Gum Could Alter Digestive Cell Structure and Function
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is “significantly decreased” after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread, according to research from Binghamton University

Newswise: Experts Reveal Hidden Dangers Behind Supplements
Released: 6-Feb-2017 5:05 AM EST
Experts Reveal Hidden Dangers Behind Supplements
Queen's University Belfast

Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts from Queen’s University Belfast, Kingston University London and LGC.

Newswise: Food and Antibiotics May Change Microorganisms in Gut, Causing IBS
Released: 26-Jan-2017 11:15 AM EST
Food and Antibiotics May Change Microorganisms in Gut, Causing IBS
American Physiological Society (APS)

A recent review of research suggests that changes to the microorganisms (microbiota) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may be a cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The review article is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

Newswise: A Diet of Fruits, Vegetables May Help Kidney Disease Patients
Released: 15-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST
A Diet of Fruits, Vegetables May Help Kidney Disease Patients
Texas A&M University

Sometimes treating a chronic disease can be as simple as adding fruits and vegetables to the diet, at least that’s what researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine have found.

Newswise: Researchers Study Watermelon's Effect on Blood Vessels
Released: 6-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST
Researchers Study Watermelon's Effect on Blood Vessels
University of Alabama

University of Alabama researchers are recruiting for a 10-week study to see how watermelon impacts blood vessel function.

Newswise: Serving Teens with Special Diets: A Tricky Thanksgiving Recipe
15-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST
Serving Teens with Special Diets: A Tricky Thanksgiving Recipe
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One in 6 parents say their teen has tried a gluten free, vegan, paleo or vegetarian diet. For some families, the restrictions can cause indigestion.

Newswise: Confusing Food Labels Place Consumers with Food Allergy at Risk
27-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Confusing Food Labels Place Consumers with Food Allergy at Risk
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A study found that consumers with food allergy concerns often misunderstand food labels about allergens that say “may contain” or “manufactured on shared equipment.” While they should avoid such products to prevent what could be a serious allergic reaction, up to 40 percent bought food items with precautionary allergen labels.

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Released: 28-Sep-2016 5:05 PM EDT
IFT Food Facts Releases New Video on Ancient Grains
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Ancient grains have become staples in many diets due to their health benefits and exotic appeal. In fact, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend daily intake of whole grains to be at least half of total grain consumption. IFT Past President Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, discussed various ancient grains and their dietary benefits with IFT Food Facts to create this video.

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Released: 28-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Pumpkin Spice 101
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

In this fact sheet and the associated video, food scientist Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS answers questions about the science behind the popular fall drink, the pumpkin spice latte.

Newswise: Component of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help to Reduce Inflammation, Study Finds
Released: 28-Sep-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Component of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help to Reduce Inflammation, Study Finds
Georgia State University

A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University.

Released: 1-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Institute of Food Technologists Welcomes New 2016-2017 President
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

On September 1, 2016 John Coupland PhD, CFS became the 77th president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system. Dr. Coupland succeeded Colin Dennis, CBE, PhD, CFS, CSci, IFT’s 2015-2016 President.

Released: 24-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Pasta High in Fiber and Protein May Not Increase Satiety
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that consuming a high protein or high fiber pasta may not result in increased satiety over regular pasta.

Released: 24-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT
Research Highlights 7 Essential Ingredients for Healthy Adolescents
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Adolescents need proper nutrition for bone and muscle development, recovery from sports, cognition and strong immune systems. In the August issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists, contributing editor Linda Milo Ohr looked at new research behind seven ingredients that are essential for growing teens and tweens.


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