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Researchers Identify Epigenetic Changes Caused By Binge Drinking
2014-10-10 03:38:43

Provided by University of Missouri School of Medicine Overconsumption of alcohol triggers inflammatory response in the liver Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have identified epigenetic protein changes caused by binge drinking, a discovery that could lead to treatments for alcohol-related liver diseases. “We know that chronic alcohol use is damaging to the liver, but binge drinking amplifies that damage,” said Shivendra Shukla, PhD, Margaret Proctor...

2014-10-10 12:24:35

Top mid-Atlantic convenience store commits to delivering more nutritious options to meet the needs of the communities it serves LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families, today announced that Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, has...

grapefruit
2014-10-10 03:00:14

Provided by Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley Fad diets come and go, but might there be something to the ones that involve consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice? New UC Berkeley research suggests that a closer look at grapefruit juice is warranted. A new study published Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, found that mice fed a high-fat diet gained 18 percent less weight when they drank clarified, pulp-free grapefruit juice compared with a control...

soda
2014-10-10 03:00:49

Provided by Robert Perkins, University of Southern California Sugar consumption led to memory problems and brain inflammation Studying rats as model subjects, scientists found that adolescents were at an increased risk of suffering negative health effects from sugar-sweetened beverage consumption. Adolescent rats that freely consumed large quantities of liquid solutions containing sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in concentrations comparable to popular sugar-sweetened...

2014-10-10 08:24:58

Regional Celebrations Affirm the Company's Commitment to Promoting Nutrition Globally ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eggs are one of the most affordable and versatile foods available on the market. From boiled to poached, deviled and pickled to scrambled or sunny side up, there are more than 100 unique ways to prepare this wonderful source of protein. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141008/151067 In addition to being extremely versatile, consuming eggs has...

2014-10-09 23:08:25

The ketogenic diet is one of the most studied weight loss strategies and has helped celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Labron James successfully reach their weight loss goals New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 The ketogenic diet has gained much publicity and attention of late, with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Labron James attributing their weight loss success to this protocol. Although some have raised concerns about the safety of the ketogenic diet, this is actually one...

2014-10-09 16:27:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance(TM) (DAA) applauds the United States Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) new draft recommendation that would encourage health care professionals to screen for diabetes and prediabetes in all adults with risk factors for the disease. The DAA also expresses appreciation for the Task Force's comprehensive and thoughtful review of the evidence that supports the new screening guideline. Adoption and use of this...

2014-10-09 12:29:41

BOSTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) will hold its 9(th) annual meeting October 22-25 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. As the leading destination for 1,400+ clinicians and Industry attendees, the CMHC offers a one-of-a-kind forum to learn the latest science and strategy for managing patients with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. This year's Congress is particularly important. "It's been a pivotal year in CVD prevention, with a number...

2014-10-09 08:27:35

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, today announced that it will report its third quarter 2014 financial results after the market close on Monday, November 3, 2014. The Company will hold a conference call with the investment community at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time that day. A webcast of the conference call will be available live on the Investor Relations section of...

restaurant calories
2014-10-09 05:46:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The looming threat of transparency appears to have driven down the calorie counts of traditional menu selections at large American chain restaurants, according to new research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Many expect the federal government in the United States to mandate that restaurants post the nutritional information of their offerings. As conversations have been swirling around this mandate, large chain...


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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.