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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. When maintaining proper calorie balance, refined grains, solid fats, and added sugars should be replaced with nutrient dense foods. The new Dietary Guidelines explains, "A healthy eating pattern ... emphasizes nutrient-dense foods - vegetables, fruits,...

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...

2011-02-01 06:16:00

Limiting Saturated and Solid Fat Intake Can Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a country where cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing, dietary changes are critical. To this end, the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 call for saturated fat intake to be less than 10 percent of total daily calories, replacing those calories with unsaturated fat, and for the use of oils...

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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...

2011-01-27 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,...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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