Latest Nutrient Stories

2009-07-01 16:24:50

Food prices rose by 5.5 percent in the past year and are expected to increase up to an additional 4 percent in 2009.

2009-06-29 21:24:32

Most nutrients don't fly solo -- they can interact, join forces or even cancel each other out -- a U.S. health newsletter reports. Two of the key nutrient pairs the Harvard Health Letter writers mention are: -- Vitamin D and calcium.

2009-06-08 14:53:00

Penny for Penny, Milk, Cheese and Yogurt Pack a Big Nutrition Punch ROSEMONT, Ill., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Food prices rose by 5.5 percent in the past year, and they're expected to increase up to an additional 4 percent in 2009.(1) As Americans continue to cut costs in the current economic environment, leading nutrition experts fear many will do so at the expense of a nutritious diet.

2009-06-04 14:34:00

Fruit2O(R) Essentials(TM) Offers Nutritional Benefits and Flavor of Fruit in a Zero-Calorie Fortified Water CINCINNATI, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- From the creators of Fruit2O(R), the original fruit flavored water, comes a new fortified water unlike any other - Fruit2O(R) Essentials(TM) - providing nutrients found in two servings of fruit with zero calories in each bottle.

2009-05-23 11:27:09

While proving a long-held theory that suberin blocks water and nutrient absorption in plants, a Purdue University scientist learned more about manipulating the substance to better feed plants.

2009-05-22 15:03:14

Manipulating a natural waxy substance found in plants allows for easier absorption of beneficial nutrients, a Purdue University scientist in Indiana said. Botanists have long believed the substance suberin acted as a barrier for the movement of water in plants.

2009-05-18 10:34:31

A U.S. scientist urges that equal attention be given to phosphorus and nitrogen produced by human activity that are degrading water quality and aquatic life. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Professor Hans Paerl notes the priority has historically been given to controlling phosphorus.

2009-05-18 10:43:42

Excess phosphorus and nitrogen produced by human activities on neighboring land is making its way into our coastal waters and degrading both water quality and aquatic life.

2009-02-09 14:30:00

New research from Boston University School of Medicine found that teens who consumed closer to three daily servings of dairy foods had less body fat and lower body mass indexes (BMI) than those who consumed less dairy.

2008-12-29 12:20:00

Studies have shown that human hair, a readily available waste generated from barbershops and hair salons, combined with additional compost, is an additional nutrient source for crops.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).