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2010-03-08 05:00:00

GOODYEAR, Ariz., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extensive on going research program, Mineral BioSciences LLC a division of Global Organics Group is proud to announce the introduction of TOTALA® Nutrients, an ingredient that promises to have a profound effect on the nutrition industry. Glycation is a term that is going to quickly enter the world of nutrition speak. First came anti-inflammation, anti-oxidants, and ORAC values all associated with major advancements in...

2010-03-03 10:36:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With the aging American population on the rise, many nutritionists and physicians are looking for proactive ways to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. Little Rock based HealthSpan Solutions, LLC, had the same idea in mind ten years ago when they began research on healthy aging. "We were looking to fill the gap in the nutrition beverage market," president and CEO of HealthSpan Solutions John Troup said. "Many nutritional drinks were...

2010-03-02 05:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to dietary nutrients, most consumers don't know the whole story. A recent study by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy revealed that the fact that milk delivers much more than calcium to the diet is new "news" to consumers. "Many consumers know about milk's calcium benefits, but most are unaware that dairy foods deliver eight other dietary nutrients considered 'essential' by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)," says...

2010-03-01 19:09:00

TORRANCE, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans' dietary habits have been scrutinized for being dependent on processed, refined and incomplete foods. This has left many Americans to reassess the foods they eat and essentially reconstruct their personal food pyramids. "Incorporating more raw fruits and vegetables, while limiting the consumptions of polished grains, red meat and 'processed' foods that contain chemical additives and preservatives are helpful places to start," said...

2009-12-04 22:55:48

The correct combination of proteins is decisive for healthy aging, not reducing the calories in our diet A new study of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing could help to understand the positive effect of dietary restriction on healthy ageing. Previous evidence from different organisms (fruit flies and mice) have shown that dietary restriction increases longevity, but with a potential negative side effect of diminished fertility. So the female fruit fly reproduces less frequently...

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2009-12-03 07:13:14

Getting the correct balance of proteins in our diet may be more important for healthy ageing than reducing calories, new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Research into Ageing suggests. The research may help explain why 'dietary restriction' (also known as calorie restriction) "“ reducing food intake whilst maintaining sufficient quantities of vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients "“ appears to have health benefits. In many organisms, such as the fruit fly...

2009-11-05 13:17:45

New study sheds light on self-reported prevalence rates Prevalence of lactose intolerance may be far lower than previously estimated, according to a study in the latest issue of Nutrition Today. The study, which uses data from a national sample of three ethnic groups, reveals that the overall prevalence rate of self-reported lactose intolerance is 12 percent "“ with 7.72 percent of European Americans, 10.05 percent of Hispanic Americans and 19.5 percent of African Americans who consider...

2009-11-04 07:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Is nutrition a feasible cure for mental health? The 1st Annual Micronutrients for Mental Health Conference, held in San Francisco at Hotel Monaco December 4th and 5th, 2009, will specifically explore this shifting paradigm. According to researcher Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, Ph.D., "If substantiated in controlled trials, the normalization of the mentally ill via nutrient supplementation would be the most significant breakthrough in the field of mental illness...

2009-11-03 14:43:34

Nutrients in the Atlantic Large-scale distributions of two important nutrient pools "“ dissolved organic nitrogen and dissolved organic phosphorus (DON and DOP) have been systematically mapped for the first time over the Atlantic Ocean in a study led by Dr Sinhue Torres-Valdes of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. The findings have important implications for understanding nitrogen and phosphorus biogeochemical cycles and the biological carbon pump in the Atlantic Ocean. Tiny...

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2009-11-02 07:12:31

Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. What difference does this classic predator-prey interaction make to biodiversity? A large and unexpected one, say wildlife biologists from Michigan Technological University. Joseph Bump, Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich report in the November 2009 issue of the journal Ecology that the carcasses of moose killed by wolves at Isle Royale National Park enrich the soil in "hot spots" of forest fertility around the kills, causing rapid microbial and fungal growth...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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