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Xanthohumol Aids Cognitive Function In Young Animals
2014-09-24 03:12:08

Oregon State University Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals. The research was just published in Behavioral Brain Research by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. It’s another step toward understanding, and ultimately reducing the degradation of memory that happens with age in many mammalian...

2014-09-24 08:24:42

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences is proud to announce its partnership with New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings who will serve as its newest brand ambassador. Jennings joins more than 700 elite and world-class athletes who trust their health to @USANAinc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120807/LA53885LOGO The 29-year-old, six-foot-one running back began his professional career in 2009 with the Jacksonville Jaguars and played a...

Researchers Explore The Relationship Between Weight And Stress-induced Inflammation
2014-09-24 03:23:26

Brandeis University If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a new study by Brandeis University. It's long known that psychological stress can trigger biological responses similar to the effects of illness or injury, including inflammation. While normal inflammation is an important part of our body's healing response, runaway inflammation can contribute to chronic and...

2014-09-23 23:09:03

As another school year begins, World Gardens Café extends fully prepped menu of meals to include Vegan options. Upland, California (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 With an already extensive menu offering gluten, soy and dairy-free items, World Gardens Café has added Vegan as an option to those with special dietary needs. These meals come fully prepared and frozen – perfect for busy schedules and school lunches. For the same price as a fast food meal, these healthy alternatives are...

2014-09-23 23:05:39

VitaBeard 3.0 is a milestone advancement for the world's first beard growth supplement, which helps men with facial hair grow the best facial hair they can. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 VitaBeard® 3.0 is a milestone advancement for the world's first beard growth supplement, which helps men with facial hair grow the best facial hair they can. Since its introduction in 2011, VitaBeard has revolutionized beard care and become the go-to daily multivitamin for men with...

2014-09-23 23:04:26

An ‘Ultra Clean’ protein is now available in select GNC locations across the U.S. --- Royal Sport Ultra Clean 100™ offers a gluten free formula with 100 calories and 20g of Whey protein per serving. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Royal Sport Ultra Clean 100 is the newest supplement to join the Royal Sport LTD family of premium sports nutrition products. Its gluten free formula boasts 100 calories and 20g of pure Whey protein without artificial colors or dyes, fillers,...

2014-09-23 20:22:22

Congratulates The Alliance For A Healthier Generation And The American Beverage Association On Their Commitment To The Clinton Global Initiative WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Beverage Association announced that they have made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to reduce beverage calories consumed in the United States by 20% by 2025. "This announcement is another significant step forward and comes...

2014-09-23 16:25:03

Gifted Nutrition President Dominates 50th Anniversary Mr. Olympia Competition MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The "War4four" is now over! Phil "The Gift" Heath was presented with a special 50(th) Anniversary 18k gold Sandow after winning his fourth consecutive Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas on September 20th, a feat that has not been achieved since Ronnie Coleman did it 13 years ago. With the help of his new supplement line, Gifted Nutrition, and the...

2014-09-23 16:24:48

Pennsylvania Families & Farmers Benefit From Support WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) today applauded Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA-05) for cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national labeling standards for food and beverage products and eliminate the potential confusion and bureaucratic, costly red tape stemming from a 50-state patchwork of laws and regulations that...

2014-09-23 12:32:33

New York Families & Farmers Benefit From Support WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) today applauded Representative Chris Collins (R-NY-27) for cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national labeling standards for food and beverage products and eliminate the potential confusion and bureaucratic, costly red tape stemming from a 50-state patchwork of laws and regulations that could...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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