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2008-09-14 03:00:11

By Stark, Aliza H Weis, Neta; Chapnik, Leah; Barenboim, Erez; Reifen, Ram ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dietary intake of pilots in me Israeli Air Force and to determine whether reported consumption met the Military Dietary Reference Intakes. Thirty-one pilots completed a 24-hour dietary recall and physical activity questionnaire. Blood parameter values were collected from medical records. Results showed that energy-adjusted sample mean intakes of nutrients met the...

2008-08-28 12:00:33

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NutritionData.com has created "My ND," a new feature that allows users to manage their own nutrition by giving them a one-stop destination for logging and tracking all of their personalized dietary information. The first in several upgrades, "My ND" enables users to track their food intake with ease and to tap into an array of nutritional data for foods and recipes. "My ND" features include: -- My Foods: Users can store their favorite, frequently used...

2008-08-21 09:00:22

By ARI SYRQUIN The European Food Safety Authority's panel on dietetic products, nutrition and allergies last week launched a public consultation on its draft opinion regarding food- based dietary guidelines. The panel's draft opinion provides scientific advice to the European Commission and Member States on how to approach the translation of general nutrient-based recommendations into specific food- consumption recommendations, while taking into account the diversity of the European...

2008-08-13 15:00:14

By ADAM BURROUGHS By ADAM BURROUGHS Staff Writer RITTMAN -- There are many choices when it comes to vitamins -- once-a-day multivitamins, vitamins for seniors, vitamins for women and men -- choosing can be confusing and requires proper knowledge. Or, is the taking of them an unnecessary practice all together? First and foremost, people need to eat a balanced diet, which includes five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, said Tom Gaborick, director of pharmacy at WRH Summa Health...

2008-08-12 12:00:34

ISI Brands, Inc./Twinlab(R) and renowned pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene have teamed with leading national health retailer The Vitamin Shoppe for the retail launch of Twinlab DrGreene(TM) line of nutritional supplements, it was announced today by Mark Fox, President, ISI Brands/Twinlab and Tony Truesdale, President of The Vitamin Shoppe. The Vitamin Shoppe will debut the Dr. Greene nutritional supplement product line in mid-August, 2008 and will be celebrated with launch events in Vitamin...

2008-07-16 03:00:50

Many people take advantage of vitamin supplements, but many of us can't seem to get those hard to swallow supplement pills down. It's sometimes hard to remember to grab your vitamins. For those who can relate to this, there is a wonderful product on the market from Promax Nutrition that makes it easy to remember to take your supplements. The convenient and portable Promax Xpress Supplements are taste-free so they can be added to any drink. There are all sorts of statistics out about...

2008-07-10 06:00:13

By Marra, Melissa Ventura Wellman, Nancy S We challenge the suggestion of Congress that the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program should provide multivitamin-mineral supplements (MVMs) in addition to meals. MVMs are not a quick fix for poor diets. They do not contain calories, protein, essential fatty acids, or fiber, nor do they adequately address nutritional gaps of some vitamins and minerals. Older adults with chronic health conditions who take multiple medications are at greater...

2008-07-04 03:00:06

By Jeffrey Weiss, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 4--Here's a worry to cloud your carefree Fourth of July weekend fun: Is that sunblock you're slathering on to protect you from skin cancer actually making you prone to other diseases from a shortage of Vitamin D? The best answer that medical experts can offer today is: maybe. But if you pay attention to your outside time and what you eat, you can have your sunblock and D it, too. Not so long ago, Vitamin D was considered important mostly...

2008-06-20 18:00:07

A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition cites an increasing number of children and adolescents suffer from an inadequate intake of calcium, a nutrient essential to bone growth and density(1). Other research found 42 percent of adolescents had insufficient vitamin D levels, another nutrient key to bone growth and density(2). Helping prevent this growing concern actually begins in childhood with kid-friendly foods. While foods like salmon and cod...

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2008-04-03 11:20:00

Most women in the US consume too little cholineCholine, an essential nutrient found in foods such as eggs, is associated with a 24 percent reduced risk of breast cancer, according to a study supported by a grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), to be published in The FASEB Journal's print issue in June.(1) This study adds to the growing body of evidence that links egg consumption to a decreased risk of breast cancer. In this new case-control study of more than 3,000 adult...


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