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2009-05-18 10:43:42

New study argues need for dual nutrient strategy to improve aquatic ecosystemsExcess 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. Although historically the priority has been to control phosphorus, Professor Hans Paerl, from the University of North Carolina in the US, argues that nitrogen imbalance is equally damaging. He adds that a dual nutrient strategy "“ tackling...

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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. "Our research found that adolescents who consumed less dairy had consistently higher levels of body fat," said Dr. Lynn Moore of Boston University School of Medicine, the study's lead author. "The results further support existing evidence that consuming low-fat and fat-free...

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2008-12-29 12:20:00

Agricultural crop production relies on composted waste materials and byproducts, such as animal manure, municipal solid waste composts, and sewage sludge, as a necessary nutrient source. 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. Although human hair has become commercially available to crop producers in the past couple years, it has not been proven to be...

2008-12-10 09:43:21

A team of researchers led by Princeton University scientists has found for the first time that tropical rainforests, a vital part of the Earth's ecosystem, rely on the rare trace element molybdenum to capture the nitrogen fertilizer needed to support their wildly productive growth.  Most of the nitrogen that supports the rapid, lush growth of rainforests comes from tiny bacteria that can turn nitrogen in the air into fertilizer in the soil.Until now, scientists had thought that...

2008-10-24 12:00:08

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. is at a crossroads when it comes to nutrition advice. For decades, Americans have heard a lot about what not to eat, and much less about nutrient-rich foods to enjoy when building a healthy diet. Various stamps, stars and seals on food packaging labels also tend to focus on what foods don't contain -- like fat, sugar and salt -- rather than the valuable nutrients consumers should look for. Now, a new survey sponsored by the Nutrient Rich Foods...

2008-10-13 12:00:17

Week 20 -- Make sense of nutrition. I have so many people ask me questions about nutrition, that I asked Karen Hanson, director of nutrition for the Kansas Beef Council, to provide us with more specific details about the nutrition component of healthy living. For so many of us, the diet part of our fitness is the biggest struggle. I read somewhere that how our bodies look on the outside is about 70 percent diet, 20 percent exercise and 10 percent genetic. So, this is important enough to...

2008-09-25 15:00:15

Most British children have a diet with enough essential vitamins and minerals, even though they consume more sugar than recommended, researchers said. The study, published online in the British Journal of Nutrition, looked at a nationally representative sample of children ages 4 to 18, who took part in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Lead author Sigrid Gibson found that the average child consumed levels of vitamins and most minerals that met recommendations, and in many cases,...

2008-09-10 21:00:08

By Janet Helm Maybe you think nutritionists flip-flop as often as political candidates seem to do. Eggs are bad, no eggs are OK. Switch to margarine, no go back to butter. Drink eight glasses of water each day, no never mind. What appears to be conflicting news about nutrition can be attributed to the ever-evolving nature of science, said Linda Van Horn, a professor of preventive medicine and nutrition researcher at Northwestern University. New discoveries about the composition of...

2008-09-01 09:00:24

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, September 1 (KCNA) - The DPRK is concentrating its efforts on developing health foods. Public health and biological science research institutions have developed various kinds of specially efficacious health foods. They are made with natural medicines including Panax schinseng and Ganoderma growing in the northern highland of the country. Among them are anti-radiation honey and eye strain relieving honey....

2008-08-19 09:00:16

Snacktrition, a new line of calcium and fiber enhanced nut snacks from Mellace Family Brands, today released the results of a national consumer survey that sheds some light on common snacking habits and nutrition knowledge. The survey was hosted by leading food and diet brand Hungry-Girl.com, which currently has more than 500,000 avid followers. Participants, consisting primarily of women ages 25 to 55, were asked about the snacks they choose as well as specific questions related to their...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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