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Potential Dark Side To Diets High In Beta-Carotene
2012-05-01 12:08:08

New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene .

2012-01-31 06:19:18

In a study that measured vitamin D levels in the umbilical cord blood of Houston-area infants, Hispanic infants were found to have lower levels of vitamin D.

2012-01-25 12:36:15

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in journal Maturitas on the role of vitamin D in postmenopausal women with summary recommendations.

2011-12-12 16:07:09

Scientists at University College Dublin, Ireland, have identified a genetic alteration which causes a child to be born with no eyes – a condition called anophthalmia.

2011-11-04 12:47:48

A new study indicates that many patients undergoing spine surgery have low levels of vitamin D, which may delay their recovery.

Image 1 - Students Coax Yeast Cells To Add Vitamins To Bread
2011-10-26 03:20:11

Any way you slice it, bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions.

2011-10-25 07:00:00

In a recent review of vitamin A, beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements, Swanson Health Products’ Swanson Premium Beta-Carotene was given an “Approved” rating by ConsumerLab.com.


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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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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.