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Childhood Obesity Increases Financial Stress
2014-04-07 09:06:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to the increased risk for medical issues such as diabetes, childhood obesity can increase financial stress on a family. According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, childhood obesity costs about $19,000 per child when considering lifetime medical costs compared to those for a child with a healthy weight. This cost of obesity reaches about $14 billion, when multiplied by the number of obese...

2014-04-07 08:31:48

TAMPA, Fla., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OAC - the nation's most powerful voice impacting individuals struggling with the disease of obesity and weight-related issues - released the complete educational program for its 3(rd) Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention taking place September 25 - 28 in Orlando, Fla. With more than 50 educational topics, the agenda aims to educate on evidence-based weight management strategies presented by the country's most notable...

2014-04-07 08:31:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, USANA, a nutritional company at the forefront of the health and wellness industries, held its RESET Challenge: Destination Transformation to support individuals from all walks of life in their weight loss efforts and overall well-being. The results? Three thousand people shed more than 16,000 pounds in just three months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120807/LA53885LOGO "The incredible results achieved from...

2014-04-06 23:02:43

Dr. Clifton Thomas, a bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX now offers a surgical procedure that can help reverse the effects of diabetes, giving patients normal blood sugar again without the need for injections or pills. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 Dr. Clifton Thomas, a bariatric surgeon with over 25 years of experience in Houston, TX now offers a surgical procedure that benefits people who are overweight and suffers from Diabetes. This surgical procedure known as the sleeve...

Junk Food Diet Leads To Fatigue And Sedentary Behavior
2014-04-06 05:47:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A diet that contains high quantities of junk food makes a person more likely to feel fatigued and become sedentary, according to research scheduled for publication in the April 10 issue of the journal Physiology and Behavior. UCLA psychology professor Aaron Blaisdell and his colleagues placed 32 female rats on one of two different diets for a period of six months. One group of rodents consumed their regular diet, which was made up...

2014-04-05 23:02:59

Columbus Ohio Chocoholic, Adam Green, Endorses Xocai's "Change Your Chocolate" Success to Demand for Raw Blueberry in Chiba Japan and Bade Taiwan. (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Twelve pounds of chocolate is consumed, on average per person, per year. That is a lot of Chocolate! Here is the problem; most people are eating the “regular” unhealthy chocolate, which has been ripped of its vital antioxidants and other important nutrients. Conventional chocolate processing means that...

2014-04-05 23:02:49

The Fat Loss Solution created by Ryan Faehnle is a new program that provides people with a lot of workouts, techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to melt fat away quickly. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 The Fat Loss Solution is the latest program developed by Ryan Faehnle, who has many years of experience in the health and fitness industry. The program introduces a lot of workouts,...

2014-04-05 23:01:22

Health Nutrition News has released a new video review on the best green superfood for their amazing health benefits and high quality ingredients. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Health Nutrition News has published a new video discussing the best green superfood drink which people take daily for their numerous health benefits. They explain that the advantages range from boosting the immune system to helping the body fully absorb essential nutrients through their probiotic content....

2014-04-05 23:00:27

Shane Michaels releases a review of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, a body transformation system and support community developed by Fitness Expert Tom Venuto. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, a body transformation system developed by fitness expert Tom Venuto to help people of any age and any fitness level achieve a lean body with personalized mentoring and social support, has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review....

2014-04-04 23:42:17

Doctor’s dietitian Susan Dopart (TM) features easy recipes with real ingredients. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Who doesn’t want a healthy cookie or treat that won’t break the health bank? A Healthy Baker’s Dozen by the Doctor’s Dietitian(TM) Susan Dopart is where good nutrition meets the sweet tooth! A new spin on gluten-free baking, registered dietitian and baker Susan Dopart’s full-color eBook offers 12 healthy low-sugar treats plus a bonus dog cookie. Her...


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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