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2014-08-19 12:28:09

Former Coca-Cola Senior Executive Has 25-Year Track Record of Building and Growing Consumer Brands RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NBTY, Inc., a global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins and nutritional supplements, today named Steven Cahillane Chief Executive Officer. A 25-year consumer goods industry veteran, Mr. Cahillane comes to NBTY from Coca-Cola, where he led the successful integration of Coca?Cola Enterprises' North American bottling...

2014-08-19 08:32:31

One Large Eggland's Best Egg Contains Just 60 Calories CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of testing, Eggland's Best (EB) is proud to announce that the calorie count for their large eggs has been reduced from 70 calories to 60 calories. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130212/NY57963LOGO "Three different outside labs were used to confirm the lower calorie content," said Bart Slaugh, PhD, Director of Quality Assurance at Eggland's Best. "The calorie...

2014-08-18 23:07:38

Community Health Center of Snohomish County has released an article voicing their concerns about the increasing number of Americans suffering from diabetes, and explains how their services can assist those struggling with this difficult disease. Everett, WA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 “Diabetes is blind to age, race, color, and walk of life,” warns Community Health Center of Snohomish in a recent article. “In the last decade, the number of Americans suffering from diabetes have...

2014-08-18 23:02:04

Discover a new revolutionary product that is designed to nourish the brain. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee beginning his pioneering work leading to the invention of Vitalized Minerals, one of the first multivitamin supplements in the world, and many other groundbreaking products, Shaklee Corporation is once again demonstrating its commitment to safe, scientifically validated products that help people live healthier...

2014-08-18 23:01:50

FUNNBAR™ combines delicious with healthy in a gluten-free protein candy chew. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 In the wake of the rapidly growing sports nutrition protein bar category, comes the one and only FUNNBAR™. BPI Sports is proud to unleash the most innovative, exciting, and delicious new way to feed your protein needs - while satisfying your sweet tooth without the guilt. The first of its kind to hit the market, FUNNBAR™ is the convenient, mouth-watering, and...

2014-08-18 16:28:17

Obese children become obese adults; weight loss specialist Dr. Michael Feiz details the causes LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity continues to rise in the United States at pandemic levels; in no area is this more disturbing than its unchecked spread amongst children. Our nation's youth are facing an explosion of obesity that has doubled in children and quadrupled amongst adolescents over the last thirty years. While successfully treating adults struggling with extreme...

2014-08-18 12:27:34

Two Out of Five Moms Regularly Turn To Digital Resources To Get Healthy Eating and Nutrition Information For Themselves & Their Families, According to Womensforum.com Exclusive Survey CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An exclusive survey of more than 1000 women by Womensforum.com reveals that over a third (36%) of moms say that they are regularly concerned about childhood obesity in their home. However, twice as many (70%) admit that they are typically worried about...

2014-08-17 23:02:56

Food Safety Testing Market provides analysis on the key players, technologies and developments in the food safety testing market. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/food-safety-365.html (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 According to new report “Food Safety Testing Market by Contaminants, Technology, Food Types & Geography - Global Trends & Global Forecast to 2018” defines and segments the global food safety testing market with analysis & forecasting of global revenue...

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2014-08-17 02:00:52

Traci Klein, Mayo Clinic A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes, based on current evidence, that not all patients encouraged to take cholesterol-lowering medications, such as statins, may benefit from them and that the guideline missed some important conditions that might benefit from medication....

2014-08-16 23:01:32

The Asia-Pacific Phytochemicals & Plant Extracts market report defines and segments the phytochemicals & plant extracts market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-phytochemicals-plant-extracts-nutraceuticals-9092446404.html (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Phytochemicals & Plant Extracts market report defines and segments the phytochemicals & plant extracts market in Asia-Pacific with analysis...


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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