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  • How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken?
    How Many Cancers Have Been Caused by Arsenic-Laced Chicken?
    Arsenic-containing drugs intentionally added to poultry feed to reduce the parasite burden and pinken the meat are apparently converted by cooking into carcinogenic inorganic arsenic compounds.
  • California Children Are Contaminated
    California Children Are Contaminated
    The levels of arsenic, banned pesticides, and dioxins exceeded cancer benchmarks in each of the 364 children tested. Which foods were the primary sources of toxic pollutants for preschoolers and...
  • Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction
    Caloric Restriction vs. Animal Protein Restriction
    The lifespan extension associated with dietary restriction may be due less to a reduction in calories, and more to a reduction in animal protein (particularly the amino acid leucine, which may...
  • Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer
    Phytates for the Prevention of Cancer
    Phytic acid (phytate), concentrated in food such as beans, whole grains, and nuts, may help explain lower cancer rates among plant-based populations.
  • Dietary Sources of Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors
    Dietary Sources of Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors
    Foods of animal origin (especially fish) appear to be the most important source of human exposure to industrial pollutants such as alkylphenol xenoestrogens.
  • Is Meat Glue Safe?
    Is Meat Glue Safe?
    Used in about 8 million pounds of meat every year in the United States, the “meat glue” enzyme, transglutaminase, has potential food safety and allergy implications.
  • Is Liquid Smoke Flavoring Carcinogenic?
    Is Liquid Smoke Flavoring Carcinogenic?
    Different brands of liquid smoke flavorings have been tested for DNA-damaging potential, p53 activation, and levels of known carcinogens. Smoked foods such as ham, turkey, barbeque chicken, herring,...
  • Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease
    Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease
    The oxidation of high-fat and cholesterol-rich foods in our stomachs may help explain why eating antioxidant packed foods appears to reduce heart attack and stroke risk.
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