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2014-10-30 16:29:01

DUBLIN, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gc2mn9/global_bariatric) has announced the addition of the "Global Bariatric Surgery Devices Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gc2mn9/global_bariatric ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Obesity is a medical condition wherein there is an excess accumulation of body fat....

2014-10-30 12:30:20

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced it would file a complaint against Gerber Products Company as a result of a recent inquiry into certain allergy and atopic dermatitis claims that Gerber makes for Gerber Good Start Gentle Infant Formula. Gerber is disappointed with the FTC's conclusions and will defend its position relying on an overwhelming body of independent scientific evidence that substantiates the benefits...

2014-10-30 08:37:23

A new trial-priced sampler of FiberLove bars aims to help people banish low-fiber diets and discover the health benefits of fiber NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What's creepier than any ghost, ghoul, or unkempt demonic youth capable of spinning her head 360 degrees? The nightmare of a life without enough fiber! People who eat low amounts of fiber suffer a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and constipation. This Halloween, to help fiber-deprived people...

2014-10-30 08:37:20

Loblaw's Expansion Adds Nearly 200 New Stores, Making At-a-Glace Food Rating System the Most Widely Adopted Program to Help Shoppers Make Healthier Choices PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guiding Stars, the leading independent nutrition guidance program, today announced it is now the most widely implemented program of its kind in North America, helping consumers in 2,100 grocery stores and supermarkets in the U.S. and 10 Canadian provinces and two territories to make...

2014-10-30 08:36:47

Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports Development of Norovirus Prophylaxis by Jennewein Biotechnologie RHEINBREITBACH, Germany, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norovirus is the most common cause of viral epidemic gastroenteritis. About 18% of all gastroenteritis infections are caused by Norovirus affecting 267 million people worldwide every year. According to information of the Robert Koch-Institute...

2014-10-30 08:30:24

Reaffirms 2014 Earnings Outlook PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 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 periods ended September 30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/NE57701LOGO In addition to presenting the Company's financial results in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company...

2014-10-29 23:14:18

These three tips on how to bulk up should help a person overcome common weight gain obstacles. Orem, UT (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Many people hit a barrier when trying to bulk up. Typically not consuming enough calories and burning too many calories causes this barrier. These three tips on how to bulk up should help a person overcome the weight gain obstacles and get back on track. 1. Choose the Right Kind of Weight Gain Shake Many people trying to bulk up choose weight gain shakes simply...

2014-10-29 23:12:09

American Marine Institute’s rich and pure source of the nutritional, fatty acid powerhouse comes straight from the Bering Sea. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Active people, athletes, and those seeking a health boost will now have greater access to an effective and natural supplement, as 54°North Omega-3 with Vitamin D3 is now available through Amazon.com. The supplement, which is 100% American made, is sourced directly from the company’s fishermen in the Bering Sea. It...

2014-10-29 23:11:14

Nation’s Largest Medical Weight Loss Program To Join Top Employee Wellness Provider Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Lindora, the nation’s largest medical weight loss program, will join forces with HealthCheck360°, a top provider of employee wellness programs, effective Nov 2014. Boasting more than 40 years of clinical success with 79% of patients keeping the weight off, Lindora will offer its online program to over 100,000 workers via HealthCheck360°’s vast...

2014-10-29 23:10:16

Nordic Naturals adds Vitamin D3 5000 to its Vitamin D3 portfolio. Watsonville, California (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Leading supplement company Nordic Naturals announces the launch of Vitamin D3 5000. The premium, high-potency product is formulated to help correct or avoid vitamin D deficiency, and delivers 5000 I.U. of vitamin D in each soft gel. “Vitamin D3 5000 will fast-track support, particularly for people who don’t get sufficient vitamin D through diet or sun exposure,” said...


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
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.