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New Super-Corn Packs Multi-Vitamins

Transgenic crop has increased amounts of beta carotene, folate and vitamin C

(Newser) - Scientists have genetically engineered a strain of corn that dramatically boosts the naturally occurring amounts of three critical vitamins, the Los Angeles Times reports. The enhanced strain of African white corn produces six times the vitamin C, double the amount of folate, and 169 times the beta carotene, a vitamin... More »

Eat Your Veggies; Here's How

Cooking (or not) can boost nutrients, experts say

(Newser) - Chomping on a raw carrot may give you the keen eyesight of a cartoon rabbit, but boiling the vegetable first is a better way to release its nutrients, scientists say. The New York Times looks at a variety of cooking methods and finds the goodness of the good stuff on... More »

Vitamins Can Kill, Warns Shocking New Study

'No benefit' found in antioxidants

(Newser) - Antioxidant vitamin supplements do not improve health or prevent disease—and may even cause death, according to new research. In a stunning blow to millions who take vitamins, a review of 67 studies involving 230,000 users showed "no convincing evidence" that antioxidants had any benefit, and linked vitamin... More »

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