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2014-07-03 12:25:07

DALLAS, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Sugar Substitutes Market by Type (HFS, HIS & LIS), by Sub-Type (Stevia, Sorbitol, Tagatose, Aspartame, Saccharine, Sucralose, Xylitol & Others) & by Application (Healthcare & Personal Care, Beverage, & Food) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", defines and segments the global Sugar Substitutes Market with analysis of current demand and forecasted consumption in terms of volume and revenue. It also...

2014-07-03 08:23:46

Gary Foster Will Now Serve as Chief Scientific Officer NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced the retirement of Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Karen Miller-Kovach, MBA, MS, RD, who led the scientific thinking behind the Weight Watchers program globally for more than two decades. Gary Foster, Ph.D., who joined Weight Watchers International in 2013 as Co-Chief Scientific Officer, will now serve as Chief Scientific Officer,...

2014-07-02 23:11:29

International Weight Loss Clinic Prepares to Offer a Leading-Edge Investment Opportunity Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 SureWay Weight Loss Clinic is enthusiastic about partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with access to state-of-the-art weight loss programs and services.     Over the past eight years, SureWay Weight Loss Clinic has helped over 10,000 people...

2014-07-02 23:06:55

Eating less fat has caused people to eat more processed foods. People should worry less about limiting saturated fat in their diets and focus more on eating a variety of whole or minimally processed foods. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Decades of well-meaning advice to not eat much fat (especially saturated fat) led food manufacturers and consumers to replace fat with refined carbohydrates and sugar. But low-fat chips, cookies, and other highly processed foods aren't necessarily a...

Locusts Get Their Optimum Diet Depending On How Hot I Is
2014-07-02 03:50:42

Society for Experimental Biology If you are a locust, the most nutritious plant to eat depends on the ambient temperature. Scientists at the University of Sydney, Australia, have discovered that locusts choose their food and then where they digest it according to how hot it is. Dr Fiona Clissold, who led the study, explains why temperature has such a large influence on insect diets. "Whilst an insect's metabolic rate increases exponentially with temperature, the rate at which locusts...

2014-07-02 08:27:48

General Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas for Tools to Assist Obese Individuals in Losing Weight and Regaining Optimal Health. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for medical device, app, and technology solutions aimed at assisting individuals with weight loss and weight management. Innovation ideas can include, but are not limited to, tools for conducting body composition analysis,...

2014-07-02 08:27:08

Researchers Confirm "Gut Instinct" of Anti-Inflammatory Effects of EPA and DHA STOCKHOLM, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows that dietary fats impact gut bacteria - some for the better (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs) and some for the worse (omega-6 PUFAs). The omega-3s EPA and DHA found in seafood and marine oils may reduce inflammation and increase beneficial microorganisms to protect against gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. These findings were...

2014-07-01 23:14:04

As a company pushing for transparency, responsibility, and integrity in the supplement industry, NutriGold stands with the Senate subcommittee in their desire to protect consumers from any false and deceptive advertising of weight loss products. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 NutriGold applauds the Senate initiative to hold Dr. Mehmet Oz accountable for over-the-top claims he has made about unproven weight loss ingredients on his show. As an opinion leader to millions, Dr. Oz’s use of...

2014-07-01 23:13:52

NutriGold’s Vitiman C Gold, Whole-Food B Complex Gold, and Triglyceride Omega-3 Gold selected as finalists for the SupplySide 2013 Editor’s Choice awards. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Three NutriGold products were named as finalists for SupplySide 2013 Editor’s Choice awards for innovation and market significance: Vitamin C Gold in the category of antioxidant supplements, Whole-Food B Complex Gold in the multivitamin category, and Triglyceride Omega-3 Gold in the Omega-3 category. Vitamin...

2014-07-01 23:09:57

Epicure Digital is introducing a comprehensive product line to meet USDA and state agencies’ expectations to have compliant menu boards in place when school begins this fall and for their yearly reviews. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Epicure Digital, a leader in digital and dry erase menu boards for K-12 schools, presents its comprehensive family of MyPlate dry erase menu and digital menu board products at the TASN 2014 Texas School Nutrition Association Annual Conference in...


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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