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2011-01-27 08:46:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Eating foods pumped full of trans-fats and saturated fats increases the risk of suffering from depression, according to a new study. However, researchers found that consuming olive oil protects against this illness. Investigators confirmed their theory after studying 12,059 volunteers over a six-year period. The participants had their diet, lifestyle, and ailments analyzed three times throughout the study. At the beginning of the study, none of the volunteers had...

2011-01-18 15:30:15

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. But heart disease is more than just one disease; there are many different 'flavors' that can result from a heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes or other causes. In lipotoxic cardiomyopathy, for example, heart function is disrupted by fat accumulation in heart cells. Obesity and high-fat diets are major risk factors for lipotoxic cardiomyopathy. A team led by Rolf Bodmer, Ph.D. at Sanford-Burnham...

2011-01-12 14:30:00

HAILEY, Idaho, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Prosperity Organic Foods, Inc. announced the grand prize winner of its "Melt With Us This Holiday" online campaign. The campaign, which launched November 22, invited consumers to showcase their favorite holiday recipes by replacing butter with rich and creamy Melt® Buttery Spread. Britney Whiting-Looze was the lucky recipient of a new Electra Cruiser Bicycle for her recipe for Mini Vanilla Wafer Cookie Sandwiches with...

2011-01-09 00:43:12

"Real food" advocate Nancy Deville, author of seven books in the health genre, including Death By Supermarket: The Fattening, Dumbing Down and Poisoning of America is making a case for "Real Food" Santa Monica, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 07, 2011 Over the past few decades the medical community hasn't been able to agree on the basic causes of our current obesity and disease epidemic. Now the pointing finger is aimed at carbs, the new villain. Does anyone have 'the final answer'? One expert...

2010-12-29 13:49:21

Obesity is seen as the great pandemia of the XXI century. Recent data point to more than a billion adults in the world suffering from overweight, of which 300 million are clinically obese. What is more, the rates of child obesity show a worrying increase, with more than 155 million children and adolescents being overweight, of which 40 million are clearly obese. Biologist Aline Jelenkovic analysed to what point corporal morphology was influenced by genetics, on the one hand and, on the other,...

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...

2010-12-08 13:56:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released survey of dietitians, which examines their current perspectives regarding various dietary fats and oils, reveals a strong preference for olive oil as the food oil of choice even for individuals on a diet. Canola oil was the second choice, while other oils--safflower, soybean, peanut, corn and flax--trailed far behind. The Dietary Fat Survey for Dietitians was conducted by Dr. Doug Bibus, nationally recognized lipid nutrition expert...

2010-12-02 12:51:00

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology for therapy in diabetes, metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis; and providers of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today announced results from its first Phase 3 trial post hoc analysis in which the higher body mass index (BMI) of the U.S. population relative to the Indian population was a...

2010-11-30 21:41:17

A new report in the December Cell Metabolism identifies a protein without which diets high in saturated fat lead to a massive inflammatory response that can prove fatal. The studies in mice suggest that deficiencies in this protective pathway could promote inflammation in those who regularly consume high levels of saturated fat. "In mice without this protein that ate a lot of saturated fat, the lymph nodes blew up to extreme levels," said Sander Kersten of the Nutrigenomics Consortium and...

2010-11-22 16:16:44

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that a fetal liver gene called Npas2 is a key regulator of the circadian system with a significant metabolic response as a result of a mother's high-fat diet The link between sleeping and obesity is drawn tighter as a new research published online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org/content/early/2010/11/19/fj.10-172080.abstract) study shows that what your mother ate when she was pregnant may make you obese or overweight by altering the...


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