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2014-07-16 08:26:07

After Steps and Sleep, Jawbone's UP App Now Offers an Easier, Smarter Way to Track Food and Manage Weight SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jawbone® today unveiled new weight management features for UP®, the system that helps you manage your weight, sleep better and stay fit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130320/AQ80303LOGO Jawbone's entirely new food-tracking interface for UP helps you simply log food and water, quickly assess the healthiness of foods, and easily track...

2014-07-16 08:24:49

Partners look to reimagine nutrition and physical activity in the school environment via new collaborations, student empowerment and cutting-edge science ARLINGTON, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, more than 900 students and thought leaders will gather and recommit their support for healthy change in America's schools at the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit, and the GENYOUth Foundation Nutrition + Physical Activity Learning Connection Summit and Fuel Up-Play-Learn...

vitamins and alzheimers
2014-07-16 05:45:22

University of Oxford Taking B vitamins doesn't slow mental decline as we age, nor is it likely to prevent Alzheimer's disease, conclude Oxford University researchers who have assembled all the best clinical trial data involving 22,000 people to offer a final answer on this debate. High levels in the blood of a compound called homocysteine have been found in people with Alzheimer's disease, and people with higher levels of homocysteine have been shown to be at increased risk of...

2014-07-16 04:21:33

A new study examines how BMI may not be enough to identify whether or not a child is obese. Prominent Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel offers his observations on the study. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leading Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics discusses an article,which describes a new case study that talks about how BMI measurements may not be enough to identify obesity in children. Photo -...

2014-07-15 23:14:49

LiveFitter was appointed as Regional Branding Agency for Optimum Nutrition & BSN. Equipped with strong vertical knowledge of the category and a fast growing community, the firm aims to craft some groundbreaking campaigns in the year to come. Singapore (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 LiveFitter, the health and fitness branding specialists based in Asia, has been tasked with the regional branding of Glanbia Performance Nutrition's key performance nutrition brands Optimum Nutrition and BSN....

2014-07-15 23:11:11

Fast Food Solution reviews have been flooding the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about this program that is making a big claim that people are wasting over $120 and 41 minutes every time they go to the supermarket. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Fast Food Solution promises to be a tool to better health, delivered in a unique and fun way via videos, cheat sheets and a report. This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an...

2014-07-15 23:07:45

Pro-inflammatory foods include fried foods, sodas, refined carbohydrates, and red meat. Green vegetables, berries, whole grains, and fatty fish are thought to combat the inflammatory process. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 One of the most powerful tools to combat inflammation comes from the grocery store, not from the pharmacy, according to the July 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. "Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have...

2014-07-15 13:25:44

American College of Cardiology Risk should be balanced with reported benefits of moderate drinking Even in moderation, consumption of wine and hard liquor may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research did not identify a similar risk for moderate consumption of beer. Researchers in Sweden studied...

2014-07-15 12:29:04

WHIPPANY, N.J., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Corporation today announced the appointment of Malini Moorthy as Head of the Litigation Department in the United States, effective July 30. She succeeds Kaspar Stoffelmayr, whose three-year assignment ended and has rejoined Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127115 Ms. Moorthy brings extensive litigation experience and unparalleled knowledge of the legal issues facing the...

2014-07-15 12:28:27

Three-Time Mr. Olympia Announces Presidency of Brand New Premium Sports Nutrition Supplement Line NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Phil "The Gift" Heath, 3X Mr. Olympia and bodybuilding superstar announced the launch of his new venture, Gifted Nutrition, a brand-new line of premium sports nutrition supplements, where he will serve as the brand's President and partner. A true gift to consumers, the products will be made with the highest quality ingredients that are...


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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