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2014-09-09 08:30:42

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In China this week, Novus's Sustainable Feed Raw Material Application lecture series kicked off with the launch of the world's leading protease feed enzyme, CIBENZA® DP100, into the Chinese market. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/144108 Protease enzymes are scientifically proven to significantly increase the availability of dietary amino acids to monogastric animals. Formulating diets with CIBENZA DP100 allows producers...

2014-09-09 08:25:44

For The Love of Play Campaign Encourages Everyone to Fuel Up and Play this Fall for a Chance to Win Big CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Play is universal for all ages and research shows that physical activity, in combination with good nutrition, is essential to a healthy lifestyle.(1) That is why today Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation's largest in-school wellness program is launching 'For the Love of Play,' a campaign to inspire everyone to get up and get active for at least 60 minutes...

2014-09-08 23:11:13

Rebecca Kordecki, fitness expert and creator of Booty Slide, helps raise awareness about childhood obesity on her multi-city tour. She also announces the upcoming release of her Obesity Warrior Handbook - A Family Guide to Winning the Battle Against Obesity. New York City, New York (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 More than 23 million children and teens are obese or overweight in this country and that number is increasing at an alarming rate each year. In an effort to put the spotlight on this...

2014-09-08 23:01:21

Free Mount Sinai Health System Cholesterol Fairs in September to Raise Awareness About the Importance of Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels New York, NY (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 This September the Mount Sinai Health System will host five, free cholesterol fairs in honor of National Cholesterol Education Month. The effort is meant to increase awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels to prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and to promote a daily...

2014-09-08 12:30:56

Bank's commitment to hunger relief exceeds $10 million through Give A Meal program CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America and Bank of America today announced the kickoff of the highly successful Give A Meal program. The annual giving campaign that has resulted in more than 100 million meals for families and individuals in need across the country with over 40 million meals coming in just through last year's program. The initiative has proven to be one of...

2014-09-08 12:28:15

PISA, Italy and HONG KONG, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abiogen Pharma S.p.A. and Lee's Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited jointly announced the agreement for License, Distribution and Supply for marketing of Thorens(R) Cholecalciferol (or vitamin D3) throughout China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Under the terms of this agreement, Abiogen granted Lee's an exclusive license and right for registering, importing, marketing, distributing and selling the Cholecalciferol...

2014-09-08 12:24:17

Broader Marketing Campaign Also Features Digital Video, Custom Articles & More CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mazola® corn oil, America's leading corn oil, announced today that it is launching a new digital marketing campaign with Womensforum.com, designed to effectively reach and engage the digital destination's female audience of nearly 35 million unique visitors per month.* At the heart of the campaign is the debut of "Pantry Pal," an online tool created to...

2014-09-08 08:31:37

Continues history of listening, learning and innovating to help parents raise happy and healthy babies STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips AVENT, the brand most recommended by moms worldwide, is celebrating its 30(th) birthday this year. Since its founding in 1984, Philips AVENT has been listening, learning and innovating alongside healthcare professionals, clinicians and moms to better understand babies' and parents' evolving needs....

2014-09-08 08:30:08

IADSA to Support ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program, International Herbal Quality Control Initiative AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has endorsed the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program, an international consortium of nonprofit organizations, analytical laboratories, industry members, professional scientists, and others that advises industry, health professionals, and...

dietary guidelines and greenhouse gases
2014-09-08 04:46:50

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If Americans followed dietary guidelines passed by the USDA in 2010 while maintaining their current caloric intake, it would increase food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent, researchers claim in a new study appearing in the September 5 edition of the Journal of Industrial Ecology. On the other hand, if they reduced the amount of calories they consumed each day to the recommended level of approximately 2,000 calories while...


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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