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2014-07-29 08:31:34

Nationwide Campaign to Help Reduce Childhood Obesity and Educate Teens on Healthy Living LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NutriBullet, LLC., a premiere health and wellness brand and creator of high-performance nutritional smoothie makers, has announced the launch of "The UNI Project" trailer, which previews a documentary offering sustainable solutions to the declining health of today's teens. NutriBullet partnered with University High School (UNI) in Los Angeles, sending in...

2014-07-29 08:28:29

EPS increases 5.5% in the Second Quarter to $0.77 Compared to Second Quarter 2013 EPS of $0.73 PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today reported its financial results for the quarter and year-to-date period ended June 30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/NE57701LOGO Second Quarter Performance For the second quarter of 2014, the Company reported...

2014-07-29 08:28:10

Backed by $5.8 million in Series A funding from Signia, Data Collective, Promus and Bessemer, along with angels including Susan Wojcicki, Kurbo adapts Stanford's renowned pediatric obesity program to digital PALO ALTO, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurbo Health today announced the launch of Kurbo, the first safe and effective program to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic using mobile tools. For the first time, children, teens and their parents have access to a safe,...

2014-07-29 04:22:04

Diabacor(TM) warns diabetics of the hidden sugars that they may not know they are consuming. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It is vital for diabetics to watch their sugar intake by avoiding foods that have high levels of sugars. This is usually pretty straightforward, however there are some foods diabetics and other people are consuming, thinking that they are relatively sugar-free, without realizing that they are actually full of sneaky sugars. Diabacor(TM)...

2014-07-28 23:04:11

The Europe Carotenoids & Antioxidants Market report defines and segments the carotenoids & antioxidants market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-carotenoids-antioxidants-nutraceuticals-4078442934.html (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The Europe Carotenoids & Antioxidants Market report defines and segments the carotenoids & antioxidants market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to...

2014-07-28 23:03:27

The North America Carotenoids & Antioxidants Market report defines and segments the carotenoids & antioxidants market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-carotenoids-antioxidants-nutraceuticals-6977119934.html (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The North America Carotenoids & Antioxidants Market report defines and segments the carotenoids & antioxidants market in North America with analysis and forecast of...

2014-07-28 23:02:11

Protein shakes no longer need to be boring. Bariatric Eating announces the expansion of their protein shake link to include pomegranate-rasberry, summer melon and vanilla bean flavors. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Bariatric Eating, a leading supplier of nutritional supplements, protein powders and drinks, announced that it will be introducing three additional flavors to its Inspire premium protein drink line of products this summer. The additional flavors include: Inspire...

2014-07-28 12:54:29

UT Southwestern Medical Center A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. The research potentially could lead to new therapies to treat obesity and diabetes, since the transcription factor involved – spliced X-box binding protein 1 (Xbp1s) – appears to influence the body's sensitivity to insulin and leptin signaling. Insulin and leptin are...

2014-07-28 12:27:48

School applications will be accepted through August 20 LANSING, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is pleased to announce that beginning today the Michigan Department of Community Health is partnering with the statewide Building Healthy Communities program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming. "The Michigan Department of Community Health is proud to join forces...

2014-07-28 10:08:55

New York University Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, which appears online in Food Policy, suggests that farmers market vouchers can be useful tools in improving access to healthy food. This finding validates a new program created by the Agricultural Act of 2014, or...


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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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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