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2014-07-17 23:10:55

ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. Salem, OR (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 ESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal...

2014-07-17 23:07:28

Diet Doc is passionate about helping those who have been unsuccessful in weight loss in the past and have designed problem-specific diet plans geared toward helping everyone safely and successfully lose weight fast. Escondido, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 There are a number of reasons why people gain weight or have difficulty losing excess weight. Diet Doc’s new diet plans are aimed at helping those who have reached a weight loss plateau and are finding it hard to lose that final 10 pounds...

2014-07-17 23:03:10

Today's free update allows all of Appilicious' clients to use their Supplements tracking feature. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Appilicious App development has updated the world’s first Dr. Simeons diet app, which debuted 2009 to now include the option to add in daily supplements. Appilicious wanted to re-engage their major audiences, which are; physicians and their patients, along with repeat Dr. Simeons diet app customers. The growth of the iPhone app market has driven...

2014-07-17 23:01:09

Citicoline’s history of safe use helps to expand market reach New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) delivered a scientific opinion on Citicoline as a novel food ingredient (NFI), concluding on October 2013 that Citicoline is safe under the proposed uses and use levels. http://www.efsa.europa.eu/it/efsajournal/doc/3421.pdf Commission Implementing Decision 2014/423/EU of 1...

2014-07-17 16:11:31

Elsevier Health Sciences Is being overweight sometimes a good thing? Data suggest higher BMI protects against adverse cardiovascular outcomes, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings High body mass index (BMI) is associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, emerging data suggest that there is an "obesity paradox," that being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality. Investigators have now confirmed that the risk of total mortality, cardiovascular...

2014-07-17 12:30:21

BALTIMORE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinicians in the groundbreaking Weigh Smart® program at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital have added a new program designed to get severely obese children and their families in for treatment as quickly as possible. "Our aim is to get families in early and quickly before a child develops serious complications from obesity," says Michelle Demeule-Hayes, Director of the Center for Pediatric Weight Management and Healthy Living . The...

2014-07-17 12:29:24

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Enhancement Products, an innovative Michigan-based biotech firm, is pleased to announce that its primary lender has increased the company's credit facility to $6 million, making $1 million available immediately to expedite both canine and bovine validation studies currently underway in the United States and Canada. "This new infusion of capital funding will allow us to expedite the promising work in a broader set of studies...

2014-07-17 04:20:48

Diabacor(TM) presents the links between diabetes and CVD, and offers ways that diabetics can help lessen their chances of suffering the effects of CVD. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For people who are suffering from diabetes, Diabacor(TM) warns that there are other risks, and one of the greatest is cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is commonly seen in people with diabetes, and is one of the leading causes in death for this group of people. Diabetes can...

2014-07-16 20:23:56

New Information on enzymes and pigments drive research presentations ST. LOUIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The wealth of scientific information that is shared during the 2014 Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting makes it a valuable industry event. There are more than 850 scientists, extension specialists, educators, producers, students and administrators from the global poultry industry on hand and Novus is proud to be among this esteemed group. Novus scientists...

2014-07-16 16:24:11

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, is pleased to host Hill briefings on the intersection between hunger, health and nutrition on Thursday, July 17(th). Panelists will discuss compelling new research on how the framing of nutritional choices can influence eating behavior, the connections between food insecurity and diabetes, as well as promising interventions that communities can implement to help improve...


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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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