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Food: April 2014 Archives

The Physiological Effects of Capsaicinoids

CapsaicinoidsStudy.jpgResearchers at the University of Prince Edward Island are looking for volunteers to participate in a study involving the active ingredient in chilli pepper, capsaicinoids. The A 12-week study look at the effect on metabolism, weight, cardiovascular function, amongst other data.

If you're interested in participating, contact Dr. Pamela Arsenault at upei.research@gmail.com. This research is carried out at UPEI's Department of Applied Human Sciences. For information: Dave Atkinson, Research Communications, UPEI (902) 620-5117, datkinson@upei.ca

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The Heritage MEAL "Meet - Eat - And - Learn"

Heritage Meal.jpgThe Heritage M-E-A-L, which stands for "Meet - Eat - And - Learn", is also a chance to celebrate PEI's rich food, farming history and explores ways to rejuvenate the local food system.

Shannon Courtney, one of the organizers of the Heritage MEAL, spoke with Karen Mair about the event... which takes place on Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Farm Centre on University Ave in Charlottetown.

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