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How vegetables make the meal
Adding vegetables to a meal can make you a better cook and a better person. A new Cornell University study published in Public Health Nutrition, found that adding vegetables to the dinner led to more positive evaluations of both the main entree and the cook. Given that vegetables are served with only 23 percent of meals, these results could provide added motivation for parents to serve vegetables with dinner. (2012-11-27)

Families who eat out pass up fruits and veggies
Families who dine out are more likely to shy away from eating fruits and vegetables than those who eat at home, Saint Louis University research finds. (2004-11-10)

Five daily portions of fruit and vegetables may be enough to lower risk of death
Eating five daily portions of fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, particularly from cardiovascular disease, but beyond five portions appears to have no further effect, finds a study published on the BMJ website today. (2014-07-29)

Vegetables, not fruit, help fight memory problems in old age
Eating vegetables, not fruit, helps slow down the rate of cognitive change in older adults, according to a study published in the Oct. 24, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology (2006-10-23)

Green leafy vegetables reduce diabetes risk
Eating more green leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds research published today on (2010-08-19)

Keep eating your fruit and vegetables
An editorial in this week's Lancet says the (2010-04-15)

Counselling can increase fruit and vegetable intake
Behavioural counselling can increase consumption of fruit and vegetables among deprived adults, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-04-17)

National Academies advisory: Native African vegetables
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to hundreds of indigenous vegetables -- most of them resilient enough to thrive in poor soil -- that have fed Africans for tens of thousands of years. These plants, however, receive little or no attention from the research community. (2006-10-24)

Fruits and veggies gaining ground, but not fast enough
The percentage of men who consumed fruits and vegetables at least five times a day increased from 16.5 percent in 1990 to 19.1 percent in 1996. (2001-12-31)

Vitamin C related to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death
New research from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital shows that high vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. (2015-07-07)

New research: Children's vegetable intake linked to Popeye cartoons
Popeye cartoons, tasting parties and junior cooking classes can help increase vegetable intake in kindergarten children, according to new research published in the journal Nutrition & Dietetics. (2010-08-06)

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer
Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (2018-07-19)

Vegetables can protect unborn child against diabetes
New evidence is emerging for how important it is for pregnant women to eat good, nutritious food. Expecting mothers who eat vegetables every day seem to have children who are less likely to develop type 1 diabetes, is revealed in a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2009-10-27)

Research says boiling broccoli ruins its anti-cancer properties
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that the standard British cooking habit of boiling vegetables severely damages the anticancer properties of many Brassica vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and green cabbage. (2007-05-15)

Vegetables, not fruit, help fight memory problems in old age
Eating vegetables, not fruit, helps slow down the rate of cognitive change in older adults, according to a study published in the Oct. 24, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2006-10-23)

Frozen fruits and vegetables help Americans achieve nutrition goals
New research presented today via poster presentation at the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting shows consumers who eat frozen fruits and vegetables eat more fruits and vegetables overall. In fact, consumers of frozen fruits and vegetables also have significantly greater intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium. (2017-04-24)

Food, health get top billing at national chemistry meeting
Well beyond the advice to drink enough H2O and not eat too much NaCl, the nation's chemists will get elemental with grapefruit, onions, peppers, tomatoes, carrots and watermelons this week at the American Chemical Society meeting. The world's largest scientific society is observing the 100th anniversary of its agricultural and food chemistry division with a series of talks aimed at new discoveries in the health benefits from phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables. (2008-08-18)

Consuming vegetables linked to decreased breast cancer risk in African-American women
Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine have reported that African-American women who consume more vegetables are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than women with low vegetable intake. (2010-10-12)

Offering children a variety of vegetables increases acceptance
Although food preferences are largely learned, dislike is the main reason parents stop offering or serving their children foods like vegetables. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, demonstrated that repeatedly offering a variety of vegetables increased acceptance and consumption by children. (2019-09-09)

Research finds social influence can prompt healthier eating choices
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that exposure to social-based messages promoting healthy eating can increase consumption of fruit and vegetables and reduce consumption of high-calorie snacks. It has been known for some time that people adapt their behavior to what they think is socially expected for that situation and food choices are no exception. If we are told that other people in our social group eat lots of fruit and vegetables then we may try to do the same. (2016-07-12)

The recess swap
Many schools have reported that fruits and vegetables are feeding trash cans rather than students. This new study published in Preventive Medicine shows that one simple no-cost change, holding recess before lunchtime, can increase fruit and vegetable consumption by 54 percent. (2015-01-13)

University of Hawaii Cancer Center researcher's discovery
Study finds that higher intake of fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of bladder cancer in women. (2013-08-22)

Hiding vegetables in kids' foods can increase vegetable intake
Preschool children consumed nearly twice as many vegetables and 11 percent fewer calories over the course of a day when researchers Penn State added pureed vegetables to the children's favorite foods. (2011-07-25)

Spot the difference -- oranges and lemons
A computer recognition system that is 99% accurate can identify different fruits and vegetables, even the particular strain of apples or plums, for instance. Research to be published in the International Journal of Applied Pattern Recognition in March explains how challenging this issue has been until now and shows how it could be used in agricultural science and perhaps to improve efficiency in the growing and food industries as well as at the supermarket. (2013-03-06)

Herbs, spices on vegetables may increase their appeal to men, young adults
Seasonings may entice adults -- especially men and people under age 50 -- who don't generally eat vegetables at lunchtime into increasing their vegetable intake, suggests a new study led by Joanna Manero, a graduate student in food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois. (2017-06-02)

Vegetables inhibit growth of prostate cancer in mice with human tumors
Studies continue to support the premise that dietary intake of cruciferous vegetables may be protective against the risk of various types of cancer. The anti-cancer effects of cruciferous vegetables are attributed to phytochemicals called organic isothiocyanates (ITCs). This study found that an ITC called phenethyl-ITC (PEITC) was highly effective in retarding the growth of human prostate cancer in mice, suggesting its potential as a chemotherapeutic agent to delay the onset or progression of prostate cancer. (2006-04-05)

International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston
Fruits and vegetables -- tasty and a vital part of daily nutrition. But researchers worldwide continue to seek better ways to use the healthful properties of these foods. Many of these scientists will meet in Houston Oct. 9-13 to share the latest findings. (2007-08-03)

Plant a garden to grow your kids' desire for vegetables and fruit, new SLU study suggests
Preschool children eat more fruits and vegetables when the produce is homegrown, a study by Saint Louis University researchers finds. (2007-04-18)

Diet high in vegetables and fruit associated with less weight gain in African-American women
Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University have reported that African-American women who consumed a diet high in vegetables and fruit gained less weight over a 14-year period than those who consumed a diet high in red meat and fried foods. (2011-05-20)

New global research reveals significant shortfall in fruit and vegetable consumption
New research published in the September issue of the British Journal of Nutrition highlights a significant shortfall in fruit and vegetable consumption in people's diets around the world. Commissioned by the Nutrilite Health Institute of Amway and conducted by Exponent, the research finds the majority of adults worldwide would have to at least double their current consumption of fruits and vegetables to meet the World Health Organization's minimum recommendation of five servings (400 grams) per day. (2014-08-11)

Some veggies each day keeps the stress blues away
Eating three to four servings of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress, new research by University of Sydney scholars reveals. (2017-03-15)

Got carrots? Vegetables may have bone to pick as calcium providers
A specially developed carrot has been produced to help people absorb more calcium. Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife's Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center studied the calcium intake of humans who ate the carrot and found a net increase in calcium absorption. The research, which was done in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, means adding this carrot to the diet can help prevent such diseases as osteoporosis. (2008-01-14)

Study: Eat school lunch after recess
Millions of dollars of fruits and veggies are thrown away every day at school lunch. Switching the order of lunch and recess boosts fruit and veggie consumption 54 percent. The number of kids eating a full serving rises 45 percent. (2015-01-13)

Veg out to live longer?
Medical, food and crop researchers will team up for an international conference in Quebec Aug. 18-21 to explore the value of fruits and vegetables for fighting disease. (2005-08-05)

Gazpacho ingredients lose vitamin C during preparation
In summer, more dishes like gazpacho -- a cold soup containing raw vegetables, bread, olive oil and vinegar -- are consumed. A new study has revealed that ingredients' vitamin C content as well as other organic acids is lower in the resulting mixture, meaning that it should be eaten immediately after preparation. (2011-08-05)

Parents can sneak veggies into kids' diet
Parents who want their kids to consume fewer calories and eat more vegetables might find a healthy solution with (2007-05-01)

Fruit may mask taste of dark green vegetables in commercial baby foods
Commercially prepared baby foods that purport to be loaded with dark green vegetables are sweetened with fruit puree and often don't contain a high percentage of dark green vegetable content, according to a team of researchers. (2020-04-13)

Cruciferous vegetables may help some people protect against lung cancer
Eating vegetables from the cabbage family could help individuals with a certain genetic make-up reduce their risk of lung cancer, suggests a research letter in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-10-27)

University of Pittsburgh studies broccoli-derived chemicals to prevent prostate cancer
Fruits and vegetables are good for health, and a newly funded study at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) may show that certain vegetables, such as broccoli, also offer protection against prostate cancer. UPCI researcher Shivendra Singh, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has received a $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study prostate cancer prevention by phytochemicals found in broccoli called isothiocyanates. (2003-12-22)

News About Osteoporosis: Fruits And Vegetables Prevent Bone Decay
While we hear a great deal about the importance of milk and other calcium-containing foods for bone health, a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that fruits and vegetables are also important in the prevention of osteoporosis! The authors evaluated participants from the Framington Heart Study and found that lifelong dietary intakes of potassium, magnesium and fruit and vegetables were determinants of bone mineral density in elderly men and women. (1999-03-30)

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