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Beware! Baby food very low in micro-nutrients


April 16th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Micro-nutrients in readymade baby meals contain less than a fifth of the recommended daily supply of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and other minerals, says a new ... Read more...

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Eggs shedding cholesterol: US study


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) If you shy away from eggs because of their high cholesterol content, then there is some good news for you. A study has found a drop in average ... Read more...

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Eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously believed


February 9th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously thought, according to new nutrition data from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS).The USDA-ARS recently reviewed the ... Read more...

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Want a flat tummy? Don’t rely on low fat foods!


January 17th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 17 (ANI): Trying to lose weight by adopting a low fat diet? Well, you may be committing the biggest mistake of your 'weight loss regime,' says an Oz fitness expert.Celebrity ... Read more...

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Winter tourism blamed for mountain bird decline


January 12th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): The growth of winter tourism in the mountain ranges of central Europe could be threatening indigenous bird species, including the Capercaillie.In the winter months, the mountain ranges of ... Read more...

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Warmer temperatures increase CO2 release by inland lakes


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Warmer climate entails increased release of carbon dioxide by inland lakes, reveals new Swedish research.The study appears in the journal Nature.Particles of different kinds - including microscopic algae, ... Read more...

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How to enhance nutrient content in chapathies, by Indian-origin scientist


December 27th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): An Indian-origin scientist has found a new way to enhance the nutrient content in chapathies-by using corn distillers dried grains.Sowmya Arra, the South Dakota State University Food Science ... Read more...

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Higher CO2 makes pine trees more productive


August 4th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A new research has found that pine trees grown for 12 years in air one-and-a-half times richer in carbon dioxide (CO2) than today's levels produced twice as many ... Read more...

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Study deflates nutritional value of organic food


July 30th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Don't place too much value on organically grown food -- they are nutritionally no better than food grown with synthetic chemicals, says an exhaustive new study. Consumers are willing ... Read more...

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Organic food has ‘no health benefits’


July 30th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Organically produced foods are not nutritionally superior to conventionally produced foodstuffs, according to researchers.Consumers appear willing to pay higher prices for organic foods based on their perceived health ... Read more...

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People of higher status choose better diets — but pay more


May 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The higher one's education level, the greater the preference for low-calorie diets which are rich in nutrients, but cost more. University of Washington (UW) researchers compared eating habits ... Read more...

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Scientists advocate ancient soil replenishment technique in combating global warming


December 18th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Scientists, environmental groups and policymakers are advocating the use of an ancient soil replenishment technique used by former inhabitants of the Amazon Basin, in the fight against ... Read more...

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Bacteria that can spoil raw milk even at low temperatures identified


November 17th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): University of Haifa scientists in Israel have identified a new species of bacteria that can grow at low temperatures, spoiling raw milk even when it is refrigerated.The ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist developing wireless soil sensors to improve farming


October 11th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin, along with his team, is developing wireless transceivers and sensors that would collect and send data about soil moisture within a field, ... Read more...

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Cooking or boiling veggies may actually boost their nutrient content


December 25th, 2007 - 12:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Contrary to conventional culinary wisdom, a new study by Italian researchers has found that cooking vegetables can preserve or even boost their nutrient content.Traditional culinary view maintains that ... Read more...

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