Friday, March 7, 2008

Nutrition News Today

Two nutrition items came out in the news today that should be of interest to eDocAmerica readers:

1. Foods rich in Vitamin C may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. A study of 1985 men published in the journal, Prostate Cancer and Prostate Disease, showed that intakes of vitamin C-rich foods, such as peppers, broccoli, and spinach, were associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer by about 50%. Interesting, vitamin supplement showed no benefit. Eat your vegetables!

2. Washing potatoes before frying them may reduce cancer risk. A suspected carcinogen acrylamide is created when starch-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures, such as frying, baking, grilling, or roasting. This chemical is reduced when the potatoes are soaked before frying, according to a study published in the current issue of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Hope this information may save a life.

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