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L-arginine dietary supplement prevents obesity-related diseases

Posted October 20, 2012

Obesity is linked to increased risk for metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and liver disorders. But a study in Food Function suggests that long term L-arginine supplementation may help improve these conditions in people who live with diet-induced obesity.

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Study: Consumers Don’t Pay as Much Attention to Nutrition Fact Labels as They Think

Posted April 30, 2012

Nutrition Facts labels have been used for decades on many food products. Are these labels read in detail by consumers when making purchases? Do people read only certain portions of the labels? According to a new study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, consumers’ self-reported viewing of Nutrition Facts label components was higher than objectively measured viewing using an eye-tracking device. Researchers also determined that centrally located Nutrition Facts labels are viewed more frequently and for longer than those located peripherally.

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Vegetables And Children – Openly Showing Them Is Better Than Hiding

Posted April 30, 2012

Children are usually not too keen on eating their ‘greens’. A Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that just 21% of children eat the recommended 5 or more fruits and vegetables per day. Very few children ask to eat ‘greens’ and parents are trying all kinds of methods to persuade their children to eat their vegetables.

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