Nutrition and Health
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Bob Rode, aquaculture extension specialist, shares resources to aid with the confusion as to whether seafood is healthy or harmful. USDA encourages the public to consume approximately 2 meals per week of seafood as part of a healthy diet. Is that safe?
Orange corn is naturally higher in provitamin A carotenoids. (Purdue Agricultural Communication phot
Purdue researchers have identified a set of genes that can be used to naturally boost the provitamin A content of corn kernels, a finding that could help combat vitamin A deficiency in developing countries and macular degeneration in the elderly.
Family eating salad with dressing.
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Salads are becoming increasingly popular choices as healthy meals, but Purdue University research shows that diners should choose dressings carefully to get the most out of their vegetables.
Kee-Hong Kim found that piceatannol, a compound found in red wine and several fruits, blocks immatur
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Drinking red wine won't make you thinner, but Purdue research shows that a compound in red wine may stop new fat cells from developing.