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2011-10-26 03:20:11

[ Watch the Video ] Any way you slice it, bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions. That is the goal of a group of Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students who are using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so that it yields beta carotene, the orange substance that gives carrots their color. When it´s eaten, beta-carotene turns into vitamin A. The students´ project is the university´s entry in iGEM,...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

In a recent review of vitamin A, beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements, Swanson Health Productsâ Swanson Premium Beta-Carotene was given an âœApprovedâ rating by ConsumerLab.com. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 In a recent health product review conducted by ConsumerLab.com, vitamin A supplements, including beta-carotene and cod liver oil, were reviewed for potency and potential lead contamination. Included in the voluntary product...

2011-10-24 22:56:44

Low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), but the first randomized, controlled trial using high-dose vitamin D in MS did not find any added benefit over and above ongoing low-dose vitamin D supplementation, according to a study published in the October 25, 2011, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "We did not find added benefit from high-dose vitamin D over and above ongoing low-dose...

2011-08-26 11:04:49

Children in low and middle income countries should be given vitamin A supplements to prevent death and illness, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The researchers argue that the effectiveness of vitamin A supplementation is now so well-established that further trials would be unethical, and they urge policymakers to provide supplements for all children at risk of deficiency. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that must be obtained through diet. Vitamin A deficiency in...

2011-08-11 22:04:52

New study finds low vitamin D levels despite wide-spread use of supplements Pregnant women taking prenatal supplements may not be getting enough vitamin D, shows a new Vancouver-based study led by the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital that was published today in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. The study found that while almost 80 per cent of pregnant women reported taking supplements containing vitamin D, many were vitamin D insufficient. Insufficient...

2011-07-27 06:40:00

ORANGE, Calif., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A magnesium deficiency reduces the absorption and metabolism of calcium and prevents the proper amount of calcium being directed toward building stronger bones. According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, magnesium expert and Medical Director of the nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association (http://www.nutritionalmagnesium.org), the effectiveness and benefits of calcium with respect to bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis are greatly...

2011-07-26 07:00:00

MILFORD, Conn., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to its many healthier offerings, the SUBWAY® restaurant chain has now added calcium and vitamin D fortified bread to its menu, announced Mark Christiano, the SUBWAY® brand's Global Baking Specialist. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/NY41279 ) Now, each 6-inch serving of bread in the 24,000-plus U.S. restaurants provides 30 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium and...


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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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