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2014-09-12 12:25:14

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help kids make healthful dietary choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration encourages kids to Read the Label! To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7106353-fda-national-childhood-obesity-month/ The Nutrition Facts Label is a simple tool available on food and beverage packages. It lets kids know exactly what they're eating and helps them choose and...

text msgs for healthier food choices
2014-09-12 03:00:36

Andrea Maruniak, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Many people are unaware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mandated nutrition labels are based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, but a simple weekly text message reminder can greatly improve that awareness, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While not an outright recommendation, the 2,000-calorie benchmark is what the FDA considers a reasonable daily...

fat shaming backfires
2014-09-12 06:48:40

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Contrary to popular belief, “fat shaming” does not encourage people to eat less and lose weight – in fact, it could have the opposite effect, researchers from the University College London (UCL) Health Behavior Research Centre report Thursday in the journal Obesity. The study, which was funded by Cancer Research UK, looked at data of 2,944 adults over the course of four years and found that those who reported being discriminated...

2014-09-11 23:10:36

Eat to Win has announced the release of its expanded iPhone© and iPad© app weight-loss game for adults. Highland, Michigan (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Eat to Win LLC, makers of FunNutritional games and products, today announced the release of their expanded weight-loss app designed for adults. This release of Eat to Win Explosion© is designed for iPhones© and iPads©. Eat to Win Explosion© differs from other weight-loss apps currently on the market. After...

2014-09-11 23:09:42

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Suggests Common Sense Precautions to Reduce Jetlag and Dehydration during Holiday Travel. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 As the holiday travel season approaches, A recent London Daily Mail article* suggests that “sucking on lemons” can reduce the all-too-familiar jet lag symptoms often experienced during and after airline travel. Lemons, the article explains, “have properties that will help fight off dehydration.” Water...

2014-09-11 23:04:49

New and current customers of Vitamin Hut, formerly Physical Addictions, can now shop in the recently-renamed and newly-remodeled store. Visitors will experience the same great variety of products, excellent prices and friendly knowledgeable staff they have come to expect. Indialantic, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Brevard's largest sports nutrition store has changed its name to Vitamin Hut, launched a new website, and remodeled its store. The reason for the name change is simple,...

2014-09-11 20:21:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its meeting regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda(®), the intended brand name for liraglutide 3 mg, a once-daily human GLP-1 analogue for the treatment of obesity. Based on the data contained in the NDA for Saxenda(®), the FDA asked the panel members to discuss whether...

2014-09-11 16:28:19

- Oral presentation 9/19: interim Phase 3 results for ITCA 650 among patients with high baseline (HBL) HbA1c levels between 10-12% showed dramatic HbA1c reductions, even in patients with high HbA1c despite multi-drug therapy BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced its participation in the 50(th) Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), taking place in Vienna September 15 -19. Intarcia's lead product...

2014-09-11 16:26:28

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hispanics have taken to using supplements in greater numbers over the last five years, and comprise the fastest growing ethnic population for vitamin and mineral use, according to Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 6th Edition, a recent report by market research publisher Packaged Facts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132630 The report can be found at:...

2014-09-11 12:26:49

The Obesity Society Calls FDA Approval of Contrave a Step to Improve Health, Weight of Nation SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of Americans affected by severe obesity continues to rise, equipping our nation's doctors with proven and effective tools to treat patients for this disease is increasingly important. Today's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that Contrave(TM) (combination of naltrexone sustained release [SR]...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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