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2015-04-19 12:57:33

The vegetable you used to pretend were trees to make them go down easier could now play a part in preventing head and neck cancers.

2015-04-17 23:03:28

The probiotics market in North America to reach $584.07 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2014 to 2019.

2015-04-17 23:02:54

New medical research indicates that, among oxytocin’s many benefits, this natural hormone also aids in weight loss by calming anxiety, soothing stress, enabling patients to focus completely

2015-04-17 16:24:47

New Legislation is Needed to Provide 100 Million More Meals to Charities CHICAGO, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America leads the nation in recovering food from

2015-04-17 16:22:41

MISSION, Kan., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) With all the noise about foods you should or shouldn't feed your family, it can be difficult to make a confident decision while

2015-04-17 12:25:51

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a Life Extension Clinical Research, Inc.

2015-04-17 08:28:17

IRVINE, Calif., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPHAEON Corporation and its subsidiary company PRN Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals, a leading provider of nutritional supplements, announced

2015-04-16 23:08:38

To accompany an already successful all-inclusive diet package, Diet Doc has created new diet foods to help satisfy dieters more effectively without negatively impacting weight loss.

2015-04-16 23:06:45

A lower-glycemic-index diet reduces sudden increases in blood sugar.

2015-04-16 23:06:05

Director of the Institute for Better Bone Health Provides Updated Information on Improving Bone Health, Focusing on Importance of Proper Nutrition Los Angeles


Latest Nutrition Reference Libraries

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...

Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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2009-04-23 11:07:34

Bittercress (Barbarea vulgaris), also commonly known as Herb Barbara, Rocketcress, Yellow Rocketcress, Winter Rocket, and Wound Rocket, is a European biennial herb. This plant displays a rosette of shiny, dark green leaves at the base and additional pinnately divided leaves on the stem. In the spring, yellow flowers originate in tightly packed terminal groups just above the foliage. Bittercress grows wildly as a weed in many parts of North America. The flowers can be in bloom May...

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Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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