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2014-11-12 23:02:10

Nutritional Supplement and Wellness Organization IDLife, LLC Announces New Partnership with Dr. John C.

2014-11-12 23:00:51

Novant Health Eastover Pediatrics and Novant Health Midtown OB/GYN named "Mother-Baby Friendly" Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 13, 2014 Novant

SugarScience Initiative
2014-11-12 13:09:40

Public concern in recent years has been growing about the toxic effect an overconsumption of sugar can have on the body, and in an attempt to illuminate the conversation – researchers from the UCSF have launched the SugarScience initiative.

2014-11-12 08:37:01

Program helps producers improve profitability and control costs MINNEAPOLIS, Nov.

2014-11-12 08:28:51

Revision of the HCG diet requires dieters to overload on fatty foods as part of a contemporary weight loss program. DALLAS, Nov.

obesity
2014-11-12 06:25:54

The same healthcare professionals responsible for helping people maintain a healthy weight often struggle to visually identify if a person is overweight or obese, according to new research published earlier this month in the British Journal of General Practice.

2014-11-11 23:12:57

New research from Kantar Health’s National Health and Wellness Survey shows that indirect and direct costs due to health increase as BMI increases. New York,

2014-11-11 23:08:04

Diet Doc's medical weight loss programs have helped people throughout the country lose weight and avoid weight loss surgery Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November


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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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.