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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.

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.

2011-06-28 20:56:05

Use of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy has long been a matter of concern but now researchers writing in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research report that even a high supplementation amount in healthy pregnant women was safe and effective in raising circulating vitamin D to a level thought by some to be optimal.

2011-06-23 13:03:38

Vitamin A deficiency does not increase the risk of asthma, according to new research published online in the European Respiratory Journal.

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2011-06-06 09:45:00

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are honing in on the development of what may be the first non-steroidal, oral contraceptive for men.

2011-05-18 14:21:34

Slowing down the aggregation or “clumping” of vitamin A in the eye may help prevent vision loss caused by macular degeneration.

2011-04-11 15:37:56

For years, scientists have thought of DNA as a passive blueprint capable only of producing specific proteins through RNA transcription.

2011-04-05 21:20:51

A nutrient found in carrots and sweet potatoes may prove key to fighting breast cancer at early stages.

2011-03-11 00:00:27

New Multivitamin Brand Matches Sales and Facebook “Likes” with Vitamin Contributions to Children In Need Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 Last month, Vitamma.com joined the wave of social ventures aimed at generating positive change with the launch of its new website and line of high-quality multivitamins.

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2011-03-05 11:16:08

'Out of the blue' discovery marks new direction in phototransduction studies.


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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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.