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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...

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2014-09-02 09:08:06

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The quality of the US diet is showing signs of slow and steady improvement, but there are clear indications that overall the diet is still “poor.” Much of the improvement in US dietary intake is due to reductions in the consumption of trans fats. The difference between higher and lower socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups is widening. These are the conclusions of a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH),...

2014-09-02 08:30:18

TEL-AVIV, Israel, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD) ("Galmed"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for the treatment of liver diseases and cholesterol gallstones, announced today that it successfully completed two six-month chronic toxicology studies of its drug candidate, aramchol. These studies were performed in compliance with the European Medicines Agency's...

2014-09-02 08:29:42

Represents First Marketing Authorization Application in the European Union for a PCSK9 Inhibitor THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the submission of a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) via the centralized procedure for evolocumab seeking approval for the treatment of high cholesterol. Evolocumab is an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits proprotein convertase...

2014-09-02 08:26:27

Rice Shows Students the Payoff of Healthy Habits On and Off the Field -- from Improved Attendance, to Motivating and Empowering a Lagging High School Football Team to Help Turn Their Record Around PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When children practice healthy habits - such as washing their hands to help prevent the spread of germs, eating nutritious foods and getting regular physical activity - there are obvious positive outcomes. They are less likely to get sick,...

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2014-09-02 05:43:00

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watching too much television has long been associated with obesity, but new research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that what you watch might be every bit as important as how much you watch when it comes to packing on the pounds. As part of the study, researchers at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab recruited 94 participants and had them watch 20 minutes of television programming while snacking on M&Ms, cookies,...

2014-09-01 23:02:28

Latest Report "Global Animal Feed Additives Market Analysis, Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020" now available at GrandViewResearch.com. View Full Report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/animal-feed-additives-market San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The global market for animal feed additives is expected to reach USD 19.54 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing protein demand, especially in...


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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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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