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June 9, 2005

 

High-fructose Corn Syrup

Many soft drinks, as well as products like fruit beverages and baked goods, contain the sweetener high-fructose corn syrup. Why should you care what’s used to sweeten your drinks and foods? Some make much of the fact that our increase in high-fructose corn syrup consumption coincides with the increase in obesity in the United States. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 3, 2005

 

Crunchy, Indigestible Goodness

We’ve all heard how important fiber is in our diet, but what’s so great about fiber? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 24, 2005

 

Stomach Stapling

Nearly 2/3 of all American adults are overweight. Of those, almost 1/3 are obese. What’s to be done? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 21, 2004

 

Dead Zones in the Ocean

Are there dead zones in the ocean? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 2, 2004

 

Carnivorous Bees

Where in the world are there bees that couldn't care less about flowers, but sure love to sink their mouths into dead animal carcasses?

December 2, 2003

 

Variety in Diet

A boring diet might be a way to loose weight? "Variety in Diet" on this Moment of Science.

October 30, 2003

 

How Many Calories are in Your Lunch?

Ever wonder how they determine how many calories are in food?

September 27, 2003

 

Bacteria that Fight Tooth Decay

Most tooth decay is caused by a strain of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. It consumes sugar on the surface of the teeth and converts it into lactic acid, which is what eats away tooth enamel, causing decay.

September 27, 2003

 

Green Potatoes

The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.

September 27, 2003

 

Don’t Forget Your Vitamins

You’re probably wondering how that can be when vitamin pills are synthetic, and boiled spinach is all natural. Well, when it comes to vitamins, synthetic doesn’t mean inferior. Even pills touted as all-natural contain some synthetics–otherwise they’d be the size of golf balls.

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