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2011-04-27 13:17:42

A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that while black and white children with vitamin D deficiency both had higher fat levels, black children were more likely to have higher levels of fat just under their skin and white children were more likely to have higher levels of fat between their internal organs.

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...

2011-04-14 12:24:29

Animal cell membranes are a bilayer of phospholipids (charged fat molecules) made up to various degrees of fatty acids that must be acquired from the diet.

2011-04-11 15:32:31

The benefits of blueberry consumption have been demonstrated in several nutrition studies, more specifically the cardio-protective benefits derived from their high polyphenol content.

2011-04-05 18:02:44

Researchers have identified a molecular switch that appears to be a common feature in the development of fatty liver disease.

2011-03-23 20:22:59

Scientists have known for years that belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke.

2011-03-10 23:17:56

The liver normally makes and stores fat, which is required in moderation for normal body function.

2011-03-09 13:48:33

Scientists have shed light on why some people are apple-shaped and others are pear-shaped.

2011-02-02 14:45:00

ALBANY, Ga., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines address the American obesity epidemic by telling consumers to "maintain calorie balance over time" and to do it by "consuming nutrient-dense foods" such as peanuts.

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.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.