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2015-04-09 23:05:46

Funding for Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention Programs is on the rise, with Federal agencies and private entities joining the cause and prioritizing funding in this area.

2015-04-09 23:04:27

According to the new report from BCC Research, the global market for natural fatty acids reached nearly $17.1 billion and $18.3 billion in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

2015-04-09 12:28:46

Ingredients in the ready-to-drink formula tested with U.S.

2015-04-08 23:11:21

Brain Bright reviews have been popping up all over the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about this supplement that provides the brain various nutrients that are essential for

2015-04-08 23:04:54

Maureen Lyons, Early Childhood Specialist at Learning ZoneXpress, will present a half day pre-conference session as part of the National Childhood Obesity Conference about the research-based LANA

2015-04-08 23:04:52

According to the new report from BCC Research, the global market for incretin-based therapeutics was valued at nearly $11.8 billion in 2013 and $12.7 billion in 2014.

2015-04-08 16:25:43

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrisystem, Inc.

2015-04-08 16:25:33

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Because the health and safety of our customers is our number one priority, and out of an abundance of caution, we are immediately removing all

2015-04-08 16:24:27

LONDON, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time Government stepped in to save us from ourselves, says doctor "If we all lived on grass-fed beef, dry-cured

2015-04-08 16:24:03

More research is needed to better evaluate and compare long-term benefits of all programs SILVER SPRING, Md., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --


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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