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2008-07-25 15:00:29

Advances in chemistry can be used to add otherwise insoluble compounds like the dietary supplement co-enzyme Q10 into water, a U.S. researcher said.

2008-07-05 00:00:03

By Chidanand Rajghatta WASHINGTON: It seems that watermelons don't just quench thirst, but also increase libido, says a new study. The fruit has some nourishing ingredients that affect the libido.

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2008-05-22 09:10:00

A growing body of research shows that when it comes to vegetables, it's not only how much we eat, but how we prepare them, that influences the amount of phytochemicals, vitamins and other nutrients that enter our body.

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2007-02-27 16:00:00

Antioxidant vitamins, including A, E and C, don't help you live longer, according to an analysis of dozens of studies of these popular supplements.

2006-07-27 07:25:00

That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported on Wednesday.

2006-07-26 14:53:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported on Wednesday.

2006-03-29 13:20:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with high blood levels of the nutrient beta-carotene may have better lung function as they age, new research suggests. What's more, the study found, both beta-carotene and vitamin E might offer some lung protection to heavy smokers.

2006-02-14 16:44:28

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A high intake of vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C does not prevent prostate cancer, results of a large study suggest.

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2006-01-10 07:18:20

Tomato juice prevented emphysema in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, a known cause of the lung-destroying disease, Japanese researchers report.

2005-12-27 17:00:00

A vitamin-rich diet lowers the risk of contracting macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among the elderly in developed countries, researchers said on Tuesday.


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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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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.