Tag: Food Science and Human Nutrition

UF study: Aged garlic extract may help obese adults combat inflammation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aged garlic extract may help obese people ward off painful inflammation and lower cholesterol levels, a new University of Florida study shows. Obesity has grown into a serious health issue worldwide, especially in Western countries…. Read More

UF scientists work on the ‘essence’ of better-tasting tomato juice

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re yearning for a better-tasting tomato juice, University of Florida scientists are in their labs, working on satisfying your palette. Essence, usually extracted from a plant to add flavor or provide a scent, according… Read More

High school students explore issues in agriculture, natural resources at Florida Youth Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – While 20 high school students examined freshly picked peanut plants at the UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, farm manager Ben Broughton explained how researchers utilize the farm for a variety of experiments. He shared… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find a probiotic combination that might curb allergy symptoms

Bobbi Langkamp-Henken GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As we head into allergy season, you may feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze. That’s because new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research shows a probiotic… Read More

UF/IFAS study documents nutritional risk in Florida’s older adults

Please see caption at bottom of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older adults who eat at congregate meal-serving sites may come to the meals with significant nutritional deficits, according to a new study by a researcher at the University… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher wins grant to try to manipulate iron absorption in at-risk people

James Collins GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People with too much iron in their bodies can develop serious illnesses. So University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher James Collins plans to use a $2.5 million grant to… Read More

UF/IFAS-led team finds faster, better way to detect salmonella in meat, chicken

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of scientists led by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers has found a faster and more precise way to detect salmonella in… Read More