August 25, 2003 |
Although soybeans are a top agricultural product in the United States, soy products remain more popular abroad -- particularly in Asia -- than here at home. Many studies have linked soy-rich diets with good heart health, but the effects of soy supplements are less clear. Most are formulated to provide high concentrations of isoflavones -- plant chemicals such as genistein and daidzein that are found in soybeans and behave similarly to human estrogen.
August 22, 2005 |
THESE days, soy goes far beyond the traditional soy milk and tofu. Breakfast cereals, bread, chips, frozen dinners, margarine, meatless burgers, desserts, canned tuna and even chocolate bars are just some of the popular foods that often contain soy. But is it too much of a good thing? That's a question asked by some as the Food and Drug Administration considers a petition to give soy products a new boost: a qualified health claim for possible prevention of breast, colon and prostate cancer.
April 28, 1999 |
Mexican food entrepreneur Mark Roth owes his latest product innovation to his cardiologist. After heart bypass surgery in 1992, Roth's doctor told the 60-year-old he should avoid his thrice-weekly breakfast of eggs and chorizo, the tasty but fat-laden Mexican sausage Roth learned to love in his days as a supermarket owner catering to Latino customers in El Monte. No chorizo? It was a life sentence for the guy who founded El Burrito Mexican Food Products Inc.
March 1, 2004 |
Because the early signs of oral cancer -- white spots or red areas in the mouth -- are painless and difficult to detect, diagnosis usually occurs only after the disease has spread to the lymph nodes in the neck. Consequently, patients often need aggressive, disfiguring surgical treatments. Half of those diagnosed will die of the disease.
February 19, 2007 |
If you can't stand black coffee, chances are good that you also turn up your nose at bitter-tasting grapefruit juice, broccoli, spinach, green tea or soy products. You may be a genetic "super-taster" -- with more specialized taste buds on the tip of your tongue than the average person. For you, tasting foods can be the equivalent of feeling objects with 50 fingers instead of five -- due to tiny genetic differences you share with fellow super-tasters. The super-taster story goes back decades.
January 14, 2000 |
DuPont Co., which has been expanding beyond its traditional chemical businesses into agriculture and other industries, and cereal maker General Mills Inc. have formed a joint venture to develop and market soy foods. Terms were not disclosed. Under the agreement, DuPont's Protein Technologies International unit will develop soy foods to supply Minneapolis-based General Mills, which makes products such as Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker dessert mixes.