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2014-09-02 23:04:40

Industry leader in healthcare communications and education adds comprehensive nutrition and dietetics portal to growing list of multichannel clinical resources Malvern, PA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a leader in healthcare communications and education, is proud to announce the acquisition of Nutrition411.com, a vibrant news source and clinical resource center designed for healthcare professionals who integrate diet and nutrition into patient...

2014-09-02 23:04:16

The Europe agricultural micronutrients market report defines and segments the agricultural Micronutrients market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue- http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-agricultural-micronutrients-8154701779.html (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The Europe agricultural micronutrients market report defines and segments the agricultural Micronutrients market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. The agricultural Micronutrients market in Europe...

2014-09-02 23:03:19

World's First Appetite Suppression and Energy Confection Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Miracle Nutraceuticals LLC, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer of next generation dietary and nutritional supplements led by renowned serial entrepreneur CEO Bert Bedrosian is announcing today the launch of MIRACLE MINT, a new product that allows consumers to lose weight while gaining hours of energy. Miracle Nutraceuticals’ MIRACLE MINT is the world’s first appetite suppression and...

2014-09-02 20:22:26

One-Year Randomized Trial Challenges National Dietary Fat and Carbohydrate Guidelines DENVER, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annals of Internal Medicine just published results of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) trial titled "Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets," in which a low-carbohydrate diet was found to be more effective both for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than a low-fat diet. Participants in this study were assigned to one of two...

2014-09-02 16:25:54

With a Thriving Direct Sales Network of 200,000 "Coaches" In The United States, Health and Fitness Leader Ventures Into New Territory LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beachbody(®), the pioneering fitness company behind products such as P90X(®), 21 Day Fix® and Focus T25(®), announced today the expansion of its Team Beachbody Coach Network into Canada. This multi-level marketing division of parent Beachbody, LLC, with over 200,000 independent distributors in the U.S....

2014-09-02 16:24:41

CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FoodMinds, a food and nutrition consulting and communications agency, is on track for its third year of double-digit growth according to current projections. The agency is exceeding budget expectations with existing and new clients as it enters the last four months of 2014, and is also growing its team. FoodMinds is adding new communications, science, and public affairs experts, as well as promoting several of its current team members, to meet...

2014-09-02 12:31:18

Feeding America Leads Charge and Turns Orange(TM) to Solve Hunger for 49 Million Americans CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hunger advocates from across the country will be wearing orange on Hunger Action Day(TM )- Thursday, September 4 - in an effort to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger. The "Turn Orange" campaign is just one of many events taking place across the country as part of Feeding America's Hunger Action Month, a...

2014-09-02 12:29:17

New campaign calls on public to engage on obesity crisis, celebrate kids' efforts to be healthy DETROIT, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Michigan continues to confront the health challenge of having one in three of its young people considered statistically overweight, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is launching a series of high-profile events and partnership activations to get people engaged in sharing ideas about how to improve the health of Michigan's kids. The new campaign - called...

Fruit Consumption Cuts Cardiovascular Disease Risk By Up To 40 Percent
2014-09-02 03:29:29

European Society of Cardiology Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK. The findings from the seven year follow-up study of nearly 0.5 million people in the China Kadoorie Biobank found that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of CVD declined. Dr Du said: "CVD, including ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke, is the leading cause of death...

Not All Marine Phytoplankton Need To Take Their Vitamins
2014-09-02 03:18:22

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), researchers have discovered. The finding contradicts the common view that E. huxleyi and many other eukaryotic microbes depend on scarce supplies of thiamine in the ocean to survive. "It's a really different way to think about the ocean," says CIFAR Senior Fellow Alexandra Worden, co-author on The ISME Journal...


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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