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2011-02-07 10:32:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announces the launch of Nexa(TM) Select Rx prenatal vitamin, the newest addition to the Nexa(TM) Prenatal Vitamin Family. Nexa(TM) Select contains plant-based DHA (325 mg) and Vitamin D3 (800 IU). Its advanced formulation offers more plant-based DHA than any other single gel capsule Rx prenatal vitamin taken once a day. Many experts recommend a DHA intake of at least 200 to 300 mg per day for women during...

2011-02-01 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the U.S. government released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with few changes since the 2005 version. The guidelines continue to urge Americans to keep their calorie intake from saturated fat to less than 10 percent and lower the amount of trans fat in their diet to as low as possible. The guidelines recommend these fats be replaced with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats; however, the average American is more likely to...

2011-02-01 17:43:42

Two lasers are better than one in a new technique called label-free stimulated Raman scattering microscopy that allows researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard University to identify the genes that regulate fat storage in the body. In a report in a recent issue of the journal Nature Methods, Dr. Meng C. Wang, assistant professor in the Huffington Center on Aging at BCM, and collaborators at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School used this new technique to identify eight...

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2011-01-27 10:25:00

According to a Spanish study published Wednesday, eating "junk foods" - foods with high levels of trans-fats and saturated fats - increases the risk of depression confirming previous studies. Researchers also showed that some products, such as olive oil, which is high in healthy omega-9 fatty acids, can fight against the risk of mental illness. Authors of the wide-reaching study, from the Universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, followed and analyzed the diet and lifestyle of...

2011-01-17 12:32:48

A pill containing a mix of essential oils has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Health tested the tablets by carrying out a randomised, controlled trial in 120 women. Edilberto Rocha Filho worked with a team of researchers from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, to conduct the tests. He said, "The administration of 1 or 2 grams of essential fatty acids to patients...

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2011-01-12 09:25:00

A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Wednesday warns that taking specific types of pain relievers could increase a person's risk of suffering a stroke or other heart-related ailment. In the study, researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland and the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) studied the effects of seven types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and new generation anti-inflammatory drugs (COX-2 inhibitors)--naproxen,...

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2011-01-03 09:04:02

Case Western Reserve study shows how deceptive food labels lead to increased risk of deadly diseases Did you know that when you pick up a product promoted as trans fat free, you may still be ingesting a significant amount of this potentially harmful substance? An article by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine student Eric Brandt, published in the January/February 2011 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, reveals that misleading labeling practices can result in...

2010-12-24 07:55:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Got milk? If you do, you may be reducing your risk of diabetes and not even know it. Natural substances in dairy fat have been identified as substantially reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to this study. The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a fatty acid found in milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter, and is no produced in the body so it must come from the diet. The authors explain that trans-palmitoleic acid may underlie epidemiological evidence in...

2010-11-08 19:30:11

University of Toronto scientists have found that chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed in blood. Perfluorinated carboxylic acids or PFCAs are the breakdown products of chemicals used to make non-stick and water- and stain-repellant products ranging from kitchen pans to clothing to food packaging.  PFCAs, the best known of which is...

2010-11-08 08:15:00

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held emerging specialty pharmaceuticals company, today announced the initiation of a randomized, open-label, four-way cross-over pharmacokinetics study to evaluate the bioavailability of Epanova(TM), Omthera's lead compound for the treatment of very high triglycerides, in comparison to Lovaza®, the leading prescription Omega-3. Epanova is an Omega-3 fatty acid compound containing a...