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2014-10-08 16:27:01

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YMCA of the Central Bay Area joins the call for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax to reduce consumption and fund programs to improve children's access to physical activity and nutrition. On Thursday, October 2(nd), 2014 the YMCA of the Central Bay Area's Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly to publicly support Berkeley's soda tax Measure D. The legislation proposes a penny-per-fluid-ounce general tax on the distribution of...

2014-10-08 12:29:22

WOODBRIDGE, ON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall health, announced that the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published notification of a Notice of Allowance for Pivotal's U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 13/584,403 titled "Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitor and Omega-3 Fatty Acids...

2014-10-08 12:26:45

Fuel Up to Play 60 'Hometown Grant' and 'For the Love of Play' programs support nutrition and physical activities within schools SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research shows that physical activity, in combination with good nutrition, is essential to a healthy lifestyle.(1) That is why the San Francisco 49ers in collaboration with the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), representing more than 1500 dairy families, are awarding Santa Clara Unified School District...

2014-10-08 08:27:39

HUNTINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the millions of American adults seeking to effectively support their eye health, there's now yet another reason to take VisiVite(®) AREDS2 PLUS+ Gold: This research-backed macular degeneration formula has now been shown to exhibit 99.8% tolerability. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141008/150947 Dr. Paul Krawitz, President and Founder of VisiVite's parent company, Vitamin Science, Inc., is pleased to acknowledge the notable...

2014-10-08 08:27:17

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extensive research has shown that vitamin D deficiencies play a major role in the development of dozens of diseases, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, as well as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness. While many people are beginning to realize the health benefits that vitamin D has to offer in the prevention of disease, they may not be getting the full benefits from vitamin D without also...

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2014-10-08 05:34:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sandwiches are responsible for about one-fifth of the average American’s sodium intake, according to a new study from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the new study was part of the national "What We Eat in America NHANES 2009-2010” survey and it found that sandwiches comprised a much higher percentage of total sodium intake for the average...

2014-10-07 23:11:39

HungerShield co-founders announce their partnership with Bed, Bath and Beyond with an October roll-out of their health and wellness product featured in 50 Harmon Health and Beauty Locations. Scarsdale, New York (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 As of the beginning of October, HungerShield has rolled out to all Harmon free-standing Discount Health and Beauty locations. Harmon, a subsidiary of Bed, Bath and Beyond, is featuring the product as part of their Health and Wellness essentials....

2014-10-07 23:09:06

The Body’s Immune System Requires Lots of Water to Function Optimally, Says Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 With the 2014 fall flu season upon us, reports fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne, the best way to prepare the body’s immune system and resist illness is to drink at least eight to ten glasses of fresh water each day, every day. Keeping the body healthy and well hydrated will not only improve the ability to fight off flu...

2014-10-07 23:08:15

Diet Doc’s goal is to help their patients, not only lose unhealthy excess fat, but to discourage its return by learning the difference between good and bad fat New York, NY (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 With obesity quickly becoming a national epidemic, many more people are attempting to lose unhealthy excess fat by learning the difference between good and bad fat. Nutritionists and doctors preach that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol and preventing health...

2014-10-07 23:07:50

The BEAN Plan™ Helps People Get Healthier With Personalized Program Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 For those who want to lose weight and improve their health, choosing the right diet can be even more difficult than losing the weight. In fact, understanding which diet is best for each individual is the key to weight-loss success and good health. Today, award-winning physician, Dr. Joanne Kalish, launches The BEAN Plan™, a unique diet and exercise program that personalizes the...


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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  • A bat.
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