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2012-05-15 23:25:25

Beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid — taken up to three times their recommended daily allowance, these supplements are probably harmless. But taken at much higher levels as some supplement manufacturers suggest, these three supplements have now been proven to increase the risk of developing a host of cancers. "It's not that these nutrients are toxic — they're essential and we need them, but we need them in a certain balance," says Tim Byers, MD, MPH, professor of...

Potential Dark Side To Diets High In Beta-Carotene
2012-05-01 12:08:08

New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene . This antioxidant is a naturally occurring pigment that gives color to foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes and certain greens. It also converts to vitamin A, and foods and supplements are the only sources for this essential nutrient. But scientists at Ohio State University have found that certain molecules that derive from beta-carotene have an opposite effect in the...

2012-04-05 09:37:52

An expert panel at the Institute of Food Technologists' Wellness 12 meeting urged the food industry to find simple yet powerful language to tell consumers about the many benefits of a diet rich in phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are plant-based components that are thought to promote health, such as beta carotene and lycopene. They are typically found in fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and teas. During Wednesday's discussion, the panelists noted that phytonutrients are very...

2012-02-20 16:10:00

Although men and women are both created equal in the eyes of society and United States Laws, they are highly different when it comes to each sexes' nutritional needs. Recently an article at BeWellBuzz.com examined the many differences between the nutritional needs for both men and women and even which foods are better for both sexes. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Although men and women are both created equal in the eyes of society and United States Laws, they are highly different...

2012-02-03 19:00:39

Soy isoflavone supplements did not decrease breast cancer cell proliferation in a randomized clinical trial, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Lead researcher Seema A. Khan, M.D., professor of surgery at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, said the results of this study are consistent with the findings of previous studies that were designed to test cancer...

2011-11-15 11:46:00

ADA, Mich., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published online in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reveals that consumption of four fruits and vegetables accounts for the majority of selected phytonutrient intake by U.S. adults. The paper is entitled "Phytonutrient Intake by Adults in the United States in Relation to Fruit and Vegetable Consumption." To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

In a recent review of vitamin A, beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements, Swanson Health Productsâ Swanson Premium Beta-Carotene was given an âœApprovedâ rating by ConsumerLab.com. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 In a recent health product review conducted by ConsumerLab.com, vitamin A supplements, including beta-carotene and cod liver oil, were reviewed for potency and potential lead contamination. Included in the voluntary product...

2011-06-15 00:00:28

There continues to be speculation as to whether current growth of the coenzyme Q10 market will be maintained. The North American market has grown by 60% since 2005 and is now at over 210 Metric Tons and there is belief that this category expansion will continue. As a leading supplier, ZMC is confident and well-positioned to support this ongoing growth. The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 Recently CoQ10 supplier Kaneka sent a letter to the marketplace in advance of a press release...

2011-04-13 21:45:55

New research supported by Nutrilite Health Institute shows older compared to younger adults have up to 80 percent higher intakes of select phytonutrients Although only one in 10 American adults eats enough fruits and vegetables, new research being presented at the Experimental Biology meeting this week in Washington, D.C., finds older adults are consuming higher levels of carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables that are thought to support healthy aging....

2011-03-25 00:00:30

Wellness Store introduces a new product section to their health supplement site. Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) March 24, 2011 The Wellness Store announces a new section to their website focused on health supplements that are reported to boost or control immune responses. Immune modulation is a balancing act between an aggressive immune system that knows when to react and a moderate response to allergens and other environmental irritants. Building on many years of practice experience the...


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Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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