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2014-09-17 23:12:59

New study conclusively demonstrates that gastric banding can successfully achieve weight loss outcomes that patients had previously been unsuccessful in attaining with a much more surgically invasive gastric bypass operation. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 At the recent 19th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in Montreal, the Slimband Clinic’s surgeons presented the results of a study that conclusively...

2014-09-17 23:09:45

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds “China Health Food Industry Report, 2014-2017” Latest Report to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 With the development of China’s economy, health foods, which have special functions of adjusting human body physiology, preventing diseases, promoting health, prolonging life, etc., have won great popularity with a variety of specific populations. In 2013, the market size of health food in China reached RMB187.4 billion, up 12.0% year...

2014-09-17 23:09:42

Market Size - $ 528.8 million in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 13.1%, Market Trends – Increase in demand due to growing scope of application. View Full Report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/glucosamine-market San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Global glucosamine market is expected to reach USD 1,246.4 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View research, Inc. Growing geriatric population is expected to boost demand for...

2014-09-17 23:04:38

The gluten-free foods market report explains and segments the concerned market in North America with analysis and projection of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-gluten-free-foods-5904255778.html (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The gluten-free foods market report explains and segments the concerned market in North America with analysis and projection of revenue. The market in North America is estimated to grow from $2,261.5 million in 2013 to $3,768.5 million by...

2014-09-17 20:21:33

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Calorie Control Council*, study findings published today in a Nature** article ("Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota") are at odds with leading health organizations and many other peer-reviewed published studies. In contrast to the assertions made by the researchers of this study -- which claim the use of low calorie sweeteners increased diabetes and obesity risk -- the overall evidence from...

2014-09-17 16:27:14

The FATS(TM) test is available for veterinarians to administer for both canines and felines in September 2014 PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VRN Veterinarian Recommended Nutriceuticals®, maker of premier clinically-proven nutriceuticals, has announced the launch of the Fatty Acid Target Score (FATS(TM)) test exclusively for veterinarians. "We are excited to bring the first fatty acid blood test of its kind to the veterinarian community," said VRN's Chief...

2014-09-17 12:28:01

Experts Applaud Food & Beverage Industry Actions to Improve the Food Environment SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of new research showing that 16 major food and beverage companies have collectively cut 6.4 trillion calories from U.S. food products, The Obesity Society (TOS) issues an official position statement pointing to the pervasive availability of foods high in calories per unit of weight, or energy density, as a contributing factor for...

2014-09-17 12:24:02

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa employees have taken home the title of "World's Most Active Organization" for the second consecutive year. In teams of seven, the workforce of this manufacturing powerhouse crossed the globe 417 times in 100 days, all part of a virtual challenge rolled out to promote good health, friendly competition and better performance in the workplace. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146635 The accomplishment comes after 22,000 Alcoa...

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2014-09-17 03:00:14

Harry Dayantis, University College London Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The study, published in the open-access journal BMC Public Health, analyzed the effect of sugars on dental caries, also known as tooth decay. They show that sugars are the only cause of tooth decay in children and...

2014-09-17 08:29:14

Consumer food safety educators convene in Arlington, Va. to strengthen foodborne illness prevention ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) today announced it will host the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference in Arlington, Virginia, December 4-5. Through the conference, PFSE will bring public and private sector leaders together to discuss collaborative approaches for promoting food safety at home as fundamental to...


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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