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2011-12-13 22:27:03

Researchers discover the protein that transports sucrose to the plant´s vascular pathways Plants must supply their various tissues with the carbohydrates they produce through photosynthesis in the leaves. However, they do not have a muscular pump like the human heart to help transport this vital fuel. Instead, they use pump proteins in their cell membranes for this purpose. Together with colleagues from the Carnegie Institution for Science in California, Alisdair Fernie from the Max...

2011-11-18 02:54:24

There is no doubt that eating a balanced diet is essential for maintaining a healthy body weight as well as appropriate arousal and energy balance, but the details about how the nutrients we consume are detected and processed in the brain remain elusive. Now, a research study discovers intriguing new information about how dietary nutrients influence brain cells that are key regulators of energy balance in the body. The study, published by Cell Press in the November 17 issue of the journal...

2011-11-01 09:15:00

USDA does not support public health interests, says Solo GI Nutrition CEO Saul Katz Kelowna, British Columbia (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 USDAâs interest protects that of Industry -- not the American public, conclude leading researchers Water C. Willett, MD, PhD, and David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD in their article, "The 2010 Dietary Guidelines -- The Best Recipe for Health?" published in the prestigious peer-reviewed The New England Journal of Medicine (Oct. 26, 2011; pp 1563-1565)....

2011-10-11 13:57:40

Water channels exist not only in nature — microscopical water channels are also present in the cells of the body, where they ensure that water can be transported through the protective surface of the cell. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered that one type of the body's water channels can be modified such that it becomes more stable , which may be significant in the treatment of several diseases. "It's important to understand how the water channels,...

2011-07-28 17:38:55

Study suggests US Dietary Guideline for upper limit of sugar consumption is too high A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup for two weeks as 25 percent of their daily calorie requirement had increased blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which have been shown to be indicators of increased risk for heart disease. The American Heart Association...

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2011-07-25 11:48:30

Glucose meters aren't just for diabetics anymore. Thanks to University of Illinois chemists, they can be used as simple, portable, inexpensive meters for a number of target molecules in blood, serum, water or food. Chemistry professor Yi Lu and postdoctoral researcher Yu Xiang published their findings in the journal Nature Chemistry. "The advantages of our method are high portability, low cost, wide availability and quantitative detection of a broad range of targets in medical diagnostics and...

2011-06-28 20:35:28

Many people are careful to follow a low glycaemic index (GI) diet. However, the glycaemic index concept has some shortcomings, in the view of one young researcher, who has developed a complementary method, "Ëœglycaemic profile' or GP. The findings were recently published in Nutrition Journal. "White pasta is one example of a product which in some cases has received a bad reputation because of a high GI. However, white pasta produces just as good a blood glucose response as...

2011-06-09 07:51:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Eating dessert throughout the week may help dieters lose more weight. Studies show that overweight girls lose more weight and tend to stay on a healthy diet if they eat sugar-free, low-fat desserts several times a week as opposed to a full calorie, high sugar dessert once a week. Pediatrician and research fellow at Athens University School of Medicine in Athens, Greece, Antonia Dastamani, M.D., PhD states, "Dieters commonly splurge on a dessert once a week, usually...

2011-02-22 03:29:00

DALLAS, February 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports announces it will carry Frontiers in Carbohydrates Developments- Research, Technologies; Selected Starch Derivatives and Hydrocolloids Market Research Report in its store. Browse the complete Report on: http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/59969-report-6frontiers-in-carbohydrat es-developments-report-1-res.html (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet...

2010-09-08 11:15:00

Study in Annals of Internal Medicine led by Simmons College School of Health Sciences BOSTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Those who adhered to a diet low in carbohydrates but rich in animal-based fats and proteins increased their risk of death - especially by cancer, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, led by Simmons College nutrition professor Teresa Fung, Sc. D. This study is the first of its kind to demonstrate the link between different types of...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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