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2012-06-11 17:44:24

A 25 year study in Northern Sweden, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition Journal, is the first to show that a regional and national dietary intervention to reduce fat intake, decreased cholesterol levels, but a switch to the popular low carbohydrate diet was paralleled by in an increase in cholesterol levels. Over the entire 25 year period the population BMI continued to increase, regardless of either diet, and both the increase in body mass and increased cholesterol...

2012-05-02 05:39:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Chocolate has been a part of the human diet for at least 4,000 years! More than 10 pounds of chocolate is consumed annually by the typical American. Now, recent research shows that chocolate is a great source of myriad substances that could have important health benefits. Chocolate contains "flavanols," a compound that appears to play a variety of bodily roles related to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. Many large-scale human studies have...

Dark Chocolate Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
2012-04-26 06:29:00

Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com There appears to be more good news for chocolate lovers based on recent findings by researchers at San Diego State University. Mounting evidence suggests that chocolate is a great source of substances known to have many important health benefits. For instance, chocolate contains specific compounds called flavanols. Several extensive studies have demonstrated the powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of these substances, and have documented a...

2012-04-03 05:31:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Many people are wary of hot peppers but scientists have discovered that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world. The study focused on capsaicin and its fiery-hot relatives, a piquant family of substances termed "capsaicinoids." The stuff that gives cayennes, jalapenos, habaneros and other chili peppers their heat, capsaicin already has an established role in medicine in...

2012-03-28 09:06:41

The food that inspires wariness is on course for inspiring even more wonder from a medical standpoint as scientists today reported the latest evidence that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world. The report was part of the 243rd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, being held here this week. The study focused on capsaicin and its...

2012-02-15 19:00:00

ANY LAB TEST NOW®´s Advanced Heart Health Screening Tests Can Detect What the Standard, Run of the Mill Lipid Test Cannot Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Last year more than 1.2 million Americans suffered a coronary attack, according to the CDC. Nearly half of those victims had cholesterol levels within the normal range. In these cases, it was not the total amount of cholesterol detected by standard lipid testing but the size and density of the lipoproteins that lead to...

2012-02-02 18:00:48

A stronger link than cholesterol levels to ischemic stroke In a surprising finding with significant implications for older women, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and NYU School of Medicine have found that high levels of triglycerides (blood fats) are the strongest risk factor for the most common type of stroke in older women — more of a risk factor than elevated levels of total cholesterol or of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (known...

2011-12-16 08:51:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Exemestane, a drug that is thought to prevent breast cancer, steadily lowers that levels of ℠good´ cholesterol in women taking the agent. Exemestane, an aromatase inhibitor used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, is being tested to prevent breast cancer in women at an increased risk of developing the disease. Georgetown researchers suggest that the effect this agent has on blood lipids may prove to be significant for women at high risk...

2011-09-08 10:13:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — As lifestyles get busier and waistlines get bigger, many people are turning to online nutrition programs, but are they worth your time? Computer-tailored nutrition education has been promoted as a promising health education strategy, especially for lower fat intake. Investigators from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Maastricht University, and Erasmus University in the Netherlands put these computer programs to the test. Instead of just looking at...

2011-04-18 15:07:00

Statement Highlights: - Diet and lifestyle changes that include substituting healthy fats for unhealthy saturated and trans fats, engaging in regular physical activity and losing excess weight can reduce triglycerides - a blood fat - by 20 percent to 50 percent. - New clinical recommendations include reducing the optimal triglyceride level from <150 mg/dL to <100 mg/dL, and performing non-fasting triglyceride testing as an initial screen. DALLAS, April 18, 2011...


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