Pinto Bean Consumption Reduces Biomarkers for Heart Disease Risk

November 20, 2010

“The role of functional foods in chronic disease risk reduction has been given increasing attention over the past 10 years by researchers. Media promotions have heightened consumer awareness about the cardiovascular benefits of some foods such as whole grains, nuts, fish, and flaxseed. While legumes or dry beans have yet to receive as much publicity, several recent reviews of the literature […]

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Baked Bean Consumption Reduces Serum Cholesterol in Hypercholesterolemic Adults

November 20, 2010

“Baked bean consumption has been linked to reductions in total cholesterol (TC), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in previous research with hypercholesterolemic adult men in controlled settings. The objective of the current research was to determine if daily intake of half a cupof vegetarian baked beans would reduce risk factors for coronary heart disease and type 2 […]

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Bean Briefs : Winter 2010

November 16, 2010

In addition to summarizing articles from scientific peer-reviewed journals, Bean Briefs highlights news and emerging research about beans and health. Download Bean Briefs, Winter 2010 (PDF File)

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July is National Baked Beans Month!

October 28, 2010

July is National Baked Beans Month, the perfect time to enjoy one of America’s favorite side dishes. Many Americans will celebrate summer with a side of baked beans. In fact, in 2009, Americans consumed 50 million pounds of baked beans during the month of July. That’s enough to build a trail of bean cans longer […]

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General Reviews Bibliography

September 13, 2010

Aykroyd WR, Doughty J. Legumes in human nutrition. FAO Food Nutr Ser. 1977;12:V-138. Aykroyd WR, Doughty J. Legumes in human nutrition. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO Food Nutr Pap. 1982;20:1-152. Bennink MR, Rondini EA. (2003). Eat beans to improve your health. Retrieved April 25, 2005 from Michigan Bean Council. Web site: […]

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Longetivity Bibliography

September 13, 2010

Darmadi-Blackberry I, Wahlqvist M, Kouris-Blazos A, et al. Legumes: the most important dietary predictor of survival in older people of different ethnicities. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2004;13(2): 217-220. Trichopoulou A, Vasilopoulou E. Mediterranean diet and longevity. British Journal of Nutrition. 2000;84(Suppl 2): S205-S209.

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Diabetes Bibliography

September 13, 2010

Coulston AM, Hollenbeck CB, Liu GC, Williams RA, Starich GH, Mazzaferri EL, Reaven GM. Effect of source of dietary carbohydrate on plasma glucose, insulin, and gastric inhibitory polypeptide responses to test meals in subjects with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Am J Clin Nutr. 1984;40(5):965-70. Jenkins DJA, Wolever TMS, Jenkins AL, Thorne MJ et al. The glycaemic […]

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Antioxidants Bibliography

September 13, 2010

Axevedo L, Gomes JC, Stringheta PC, Gontijo AM, Padovani CR, Ribeiro LR, Salvadori DM. Black Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) as a protective agent against DNA damage in mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2003;41(12):1671-6. Beninger CW, Hosfield GL. Antioxidant activity of extracts, condensed tannin fractions, and pure flavonoids from Phaseolus vulgaris seed coat color genotypes. Journal of […]

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Cancer Bibliography

September 13, 2010

Ribeiro JR, Salvadori DMF. Dietary components may prevent mutation-related diseases in humans. Mutation Research. 2003;544:195-201. Trichopoulou A, Lagiou P, et al. Cancer and Mediterranean dietary traditions. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2001; 9: 869-873. Reviews Correa P. Epidemiological correlations between diet and cancer frequency. Cancer Research. 1981;41:3685-3690. Glade MJ. Food, nutrition, and the prevention of cancer: […]

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