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2015-05-13 12:30:00

More Education Needed As Survey Finds 77 Percent of Adults Are Unaware Low Omega-3 Levels Can Be Harmful to Health SALT LAKE CITY, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to recent research

2015-05-13 00:21:52

MONTREAL, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) today announced a collaboration with AstraZeneca, to search the genomes of up to 80,000 patients for genes associated

2015-05-12 23:04:30

Experts to deliver insights on the Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements (VMS) and Sports Nutrition industries and how those insights can influence consumer behavior Shelton,

2015-05-12 16:29:54

LONDON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Clinical Nutrition Products in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Enteral Nutrition, Infant Nutrition,

2015-05-12 16:29:29

LONDON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Sports and Fitness Nutrition Supplements in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: Amino Acids/Derivatives,

2015-05-12 12:35:25

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the theme "What's Your Health Worth?", the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation's 10(th) anniversary Food and Health

2015-05-12 12:24:29

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by Allied Market Research, titled, "Global Flavors (Food and Beverages) Market - Size, Share, Trends, Analysis,

2015-05-11 23:06:23

Diet Doc has now increased their ability to help those who are desperate to lose dangerous and embarrassing excess fat by adding FDA approved prescription weight loss medication, Belviq, Contrave

2015-05-11 20:24:10

Weight loss procedures like the outstanding treatment options performed by Michael Feiz. M.D., F.A.C.S.

2015-05-11 16:34:33

Hypertension Canada Urges Canadians to "Know Your Numbers" This World Hypertension Day MARKHAM, ON, May 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Long known as a risk factor for heart disease, stroke


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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.