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2010-04-26 06:01:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Topping that bowl of cereal with raspberries instead of strawberries, or sauteing kale instead of spinach for dinner can boost phytonutrient intake, which may help decrease risk for certain chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. A study, supported by the Nutrilite Health Institute and presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting, April 25, in Anaheim, California, found that despite the availability of a wide...

2010-04-15 09:03:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all heard that "you are what you eat." There are few instances where that is more relevant than in the case of your eyesight.

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2010-03-30 07:31:42

Decreasing or increasing the function of a newly discovered gene in corn may increase vitamin A content and have significant implications for reducing childhood blindness and mortality rates.

2009-11-18 14:23:38

Almost half of UK women could be suffering from a lack of vitamin A due to a previously undiscovered genetic variation.

2009-11-04 12:55:29

Hoping to keep the flu at bay? A strong immune system helps.

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2009-11-04 10:33:28

Carotenoids, the family of yellow to red pigments responsible for the striking orange hues of pumpkins and the familiar red color of vine-ripe tomatoes, play an important role in human health by acting as sources of provitamin A or as protective antioxidants.

2009-10-15 13:06:21

Report by Nutrilite Health Institute is first major analysis of NHANES fruit and vegetable consumption by color.

2009-08-19 08:59:17

Antioxidant supplements do not appear to increase risk of melanoma, as previously suspected, according to a new report.

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2009-08-10 13:00:00

Strigolactones are plant hormones, which were first discovered in crop plants during the infection with the parasitic plant "Striga". Only plants which produce strigolactones were infected with the parasite resulting in a significant reduction of vigor.

2009-06-29 09:43:00

TORRANCE, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Studies have determined certain nutrients have positive effects on eye health.


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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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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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