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Chromium rises in bread
The trivalent form of chromium is essential to the human body, whilst the hexavalent form is toxic. Chromium speciation analysis was therefore performed on bread, a known source of the mineral.
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Yerba mate gets to the heart of cardiovascular disease
Hypocholesterolaemic potential of green and roasted Yerba mate infusions in healthy adults with normal or dyslipidaemia, and on cholesterol reduction in individuals taking statin were determined. Intake of Yerba mate infusion (green and roasted) improved lipid parameters in normolipidaemic and dyslipidaemic individuals, and reduced LDL-C in hypercholesterolaemic subjects taking statin treatment (which may help reduce the risk for CVD).
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Washing away foodborne illness
Improper hand washing by food handlers is a common cause of foodborne disease. Hand washing by food servers in 4 types of food service establishment were studied to devise optimal practices and minimize spread of foodborne disease.
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Are MRPs worth their salt?
Maillard reacted peptides (MRPs) may enhance flavour perception by interacting with taste receptors. Their effects upon salt perception and amiloride-insensitive salt taste receptors were investigated.
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