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2014-08-09 23:03:07

Birth Control Pills Have Been Alleged to Cause Pseudotumor Cerebri Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 Today, people can succumb to a multitude of medical conditions, seemingly without reason, and prescription medications often warn about possible serious side effects. Flood Law Group, LLP, has a history of representing clients with claims of alleged medical malpractice and defective medical devices. Among these claims are those concerning birth control, one of the causes linked...

Fresh Avocado Enhances Absorption Of Essential Nutrients
2014-07-11 03:38:18

Hass Avocado Board Study explores improvements in the absorption of vitamin A when avocados are eaten with tomatoes or carrots Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A, according to new research published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin A is involved in reproductive health and...

2014-07-10 08:29:08

Study Explores Improvements in the Absorption of Vitamin A When Avocados are Eaten With Tomatoes or Carrots IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consuming a whole fresh avocado with either an orange-colored tomato sauce or raw carrots significantly enhanced provitamin A carotenoid (alpha- and beta-carotene) absorption and conversion of these carotenoids to an active form of vitamin A, according to new research(i) published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin A is involved in...

2014-06-28 09:41:35

The Lancet New genetic research provides compelling evidence that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). The findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, suggest that vitamin D supplementation could be effective in combating some cases of hypertension. "In view of the costs and side effects associated with antihypertensive drugs, the potential to prevent or reduce blood pressure and therefore the risk of...

2014-06-26 23:01:25

On June 9, 2014, Harper’s Bazaar published an online primer on the proper use of Vitamin A derived retinoids. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation offers his view on retinoids and how to best maximize their benefits. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 According to a June 9, 2014, article posted on the website of Harper’s Bazaar, entitled “What Every Woman Should Know about Retinoids,” retinoids soften wrinkles, calm inflammation and acne, and even skin tone. Retinoic...

Kids Getting Too Many Vitamins From Breakfast Cereal
2014-06-24 11:14:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In reaction to widespread nutritional deficiency illnesses in the first part of the 20th century, cereal makers began adding essential vitamins and minerals to their products around 1940. Now, a new report from the health research and advocacy organization Environmental Working Group has found that popular breakfast cereals are exposing developing and very young children to excessive levels of vitamin A, zinc and other nutrients....

2014-06-24 10:08:51

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves the metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The research is by Dr Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, and colleagues. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a pregnancy complication, is characterized by carbohydrate intolerance and metabolic disorders....

2014-06-19 16:26:13

Research Supports Nutrition's Impact on Skin Health and Beauty ORLANDO, Fla., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing body of scientific evidence makes it clear: what we eat may have an impact on the health and beauty of our skin. But what if there was a fruit--available year-round with plentiful volume just in time for skin-centric summertime--that delivered a cocktail of skin-supporting nutrients and compounds? We'd all Mangover our eating habits, adding fresh mango at every turn!...

2014-06-06 23:10:06

Keeping kids hydrated and healthy will be a challenge this summer, with unusually hot temperatures predicted for most of the country. One easy solution is to create your own fruit and vegetable juices. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 "Juicing is a fast, easy, and delicious way to give your children the variety of nutrients they need to feel happy and healthy," says nutrition expert and certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Margaux J. Rathbun. "It's the...

Grapes Help Support Eye Health
2014-05-30 03:30:50

California Table Grape Commission New research presented this week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration. Specifically, a grape-enriched diet resulted in a protective effect on retinal structure and function. The retina is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors. There are...


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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...

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