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2014-09-10 23:05:15

With the goal of ushering in a sustainable healthcare system, founders announce the launch of The Plantrician Project, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that will focus on developing educational tools, resources and conferences that educate, equip and empower physicians and allied health professionals about the use of whole food, plant-based nutrition as a therapeutic intervention to prevent, suspend and even reverse the epidemic of chronic disease that’s plaguing the U.S. and many...

2014-09-10 16:26:41

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe(®), a leading health and wellness retailer, reported today that after eight years of dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the Vitamin Shoppe, its Chief Executive Officer Tony Truesdale announced his intent to retire on June 27, 2015 to spend more time with his family and his external Board work. The Board of Directors of the Vitamin Shoppe will be commencing a search for a new Chief Executive...

2014-09-10 08:30:39

RAP(TM) Protein Gummies provide lighter alternative to protein bars, shakes CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 60 percent of Americans(1) are looking to increase their protein intake, however, many don't enjoy the taste of traditional bars or shakes. Now, adults have a fun and convenient new way to get the protein they are seeking - launching today nationwide, RAP(TM) Protein Gummies are the first protein gummy snack to hit the market....

2014-09-10 08:30:31

Newly formed Global Nutrition & Health Alliance to shed light on misconceptions about diet and appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation, as part of a healthy lifestyle NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of leading health and medical experts have joined together to form the Global Nutrition & Health Alliance (GNHA) to educate consumers and healthcare professionals about optimal nutrition, including the use of vitamin, minerals and supplements (VMS) as part of a...

too much sodium
2014-09-10 06:52:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new issue of their Vital Signs report aimed at offering recent data and calls to action on important health issues. The biggest headline this month is a troubling report that approximately 9 out of 10 US children aged 6–18 eat more sodium than recommended. This increased intake puts the children at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease later in life....

prediabetes cancer risk
2014-09-10 06:33:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Professor Yuli Huang of The First People's Hospital of Shunde, China, worked with a team of researchers to conduct a meta-analysis of studies concerning prediabetes. Their findings, published in Diabetologia, are based on 16 studies and 891,426 participants from around the world. The literature review revealed that people with prediabetes have a 15 percent higher risk of developing cancer — and that the level of risk differs depending...

2014-09-09 23:15:05

A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease...

2014-09-09 23:07:25

The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students...

2014-09-09 20:21:42

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Lecithin & Phospholipids Market by Source (Soy, Sunflower, Egg, and Others), by Application (Food, Nutrition & Supplements, Cosmetics, Feed, Pharmaceuticals, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to...

2014-09-09 16:25:48

More than 40 percent of sodium comes from 10 common types of food ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 90 percent of U.S. children, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. This report provides the most recent data detailing how much sodium school-age children eat and where it comes from. Using data from CDC's 2009-2010 National...


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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