Latest Nutrition Stories

2014-09-04 12:30:14

WINNETKA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Cures & Botanical Distribution Inc. (OTC Pink: GRCU) ("Green Cures") announced today that it is now working with Florida-based Nutritional Products International and InHealth Media for the distribution and marketing of Green Cures' nutritional, sports, hemp-infused and body care products across the U.S. market. "Our first marketing strategy is to promote and enhance our brands in targeted geographic locations, including...

2014-09-04 12:23:05

Policymakers and Nutrition Experts Address Florida's Critical Food Access and Nutrition Challenges TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today hosted its second annual Florida Hunger-Relief Forum in Bradenton at Renaissance on 9(th), bringing together local, state and national policymakers and nutrition experts to help drive advocacy and action on hunger and nutrition issues. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060331/MOSAICLOGO Keynote speaker...

2014-09-04 08:31:32

Rates Higher in South, and Among Blacks, Latinos and Low-Income Americans WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The annual report found that adult obesity rates increased in Alaska, Delaware,...

2014-09-04 08:30:23

New design offers fresh look and user-friendly tools for health professionals and government audiences PITTSBURGH, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Canned Food Alliance (CFA) launched its newly redesigned website, www.mealtime.org, to better serve health and nutrition industry professionals and government, while also providing a path for consumers. The new website, designed by Response Labs LLC, is the result of a shift in marketing and communications strategies. "Educating...

2014-09-04 08:30:16

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, today announced Bret Scholtes, the Company's President & Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Johannesen, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Imperial Capital 8th Annual Global Opportunities Conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET...

2014-09-04 08:24:18

- Part of Bayer's EUR 7 Billion Global Research and Development Commitment to Innovation MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience today celebrated the grand opening of its newest research facility, a $17 million, 76,000-square-foot state-of-the-art greenhouse and headhouse addition to its Memphis site. The site is a hub for cultivating cotton and soybean solutions for the international market. The greenhouse, located at Agricenter International, is part...

Lap-Band procedure
2014-09-04 03:00:35

Rebecca Hughes, Group Health Research Institute In JAMA and The BMJ, Group Health researcher weighs pros and cons The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weighs the evidence on the benefits and risks of the various types of this surgery. “It’s critical that we find effective—and cost-effective—ways to treat severe...

spinach extract
2014-09-04 08:09:09

Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, Lund University A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases hedonic hunger with up to 95% - and increases weight loss with 43%. This has been shown in a recently published long-term human study at Lund University in Sweden. [ Watch the Video: Spinach Extract Curbs Appetite, Sugar Cravings ] Hedonic hunger is another term for the cravings many people experience for unhealthy foods such as sweets or fast food, a common...

chocolate lead
2014-09-04 05:30:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chocolate is a sinful pleasure enjoyed around the world. In fact, according to Pace University, chocolate has been a delight for people since the Pre-Columbian Mayans and Aztecs drank "xocoatll," made from the cocoa bean. But what is in a chocolate treat besides chocolate? According to a new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, some Brazilian chocolates contain varying levels of lead and cadmium. Both lead...

2014-09-03 23:13:02

The Joulebody 20 Day Lifestyle Program (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Joulebody, the NYC based juice and vegan food company creates a 20 day custom healthy detox and weight-loss program in time for post-summer or early holiday resolutions. Why?     Because it’s good for celiac, diabetics, and anyone looking to lose weight and clean-out their body.     Because using an elimination diet helps build better energy.     Because of...

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...

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...

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
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.