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obesity
2014-12-05 11:31:28

New research from Canadian scientists has broken down the effect that obesity can have on the human body into the simplest of terms – it can cut your life short by as many as 8 years.

2014-12-04 23:12:39

Response Products™ offers an award-winning joint support and health formula for cats Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 As a company committed

2014-12-04 23:09:13

Diet Doc incorporates the healthy principles of the popular Mediterranean Diet resulting in natural, safe and extreme weight loss and improved heart health Miami,

2014-12-04 23:05:42

GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of "Global Pea Protein Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020" Market Research report to their Database.

2014-12-04 16:26:12

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2014-12-04 12:28:10

Retailer's cook book features recipes with ingredients frequently found on food pantry shelves GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec.

2014-12-04 12:27:27

Study shows greatest cost linked to people with depression, COPD, coronary artery disease and dementia ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec.

seasonal affective disorder
2014-12-04 11:36:15

In an international study led by the University of Georgia has found a strong link between Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and vitamin D deficiency.

midnight snack
2014-12-04 04:00:06

These days, with the abundance of artificial light, TV, tablets and smartphones, adults and children alike are burning the midnight oil. What they are not burning is calories: with later bedtimes comes the tendency to eat.


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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
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