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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...

2010-11-07 00:16:27

Bestselling author of "The Zone," Dr. Barry Sears, to address international gathering of medical and nutrition professionals in Mexico. Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) November 5, 2010 Dr. Barry Sears, the bestselling author of "The Zone," will give a talk entitled "The Impact of Early Nutrition in the Health of the Adult" at the International Fetal Symposium to be held in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, Nov. 18-21, Zone Labs announced. "It is now being recognized that mother's nutrition during pregnancy...

2010-11-03 15:12:26

It's no secret that obesity is hard on the heart. More than 30 percent of Americans are obese, and many of them are also at increased risk for cancer, diabetes and heart disease. However, there are numerous causes of obesity and other risk factors for each of these conditions, making it difficult to tease them apart. At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), a team led by Sean Oldham, Ph.D., and Rolf Bodmer, Ph.D., recently created a simple model to link high-fat diet,...

2010-10-20 18:59:53

Unique Relationship Observed Between Grain Intake and Visceral Adipose Tissue People who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined grains appear to have less of a type of fat tissue thought to play a key role in triggering cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Researcher Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University observed lower volumes of Visceral Adipose Tissue...

2010-10-14 00:51:24

Scientists are reporting new evidence that the fat tissue in those spare tires and lower belly pooches "” far from being a dormant storage depot for surplus calories "” is an active organ that sends chemical signals to other parts of the body, perhaps increasing the risk of heart attacks, cancer, and other diseases. They are reporting discovery of 20 new hormones and other substances not previously known to be secreted into the blood by human fat cells and verification that fat...

2010-09-29 05:00:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega-3 pioneer and industry leader Nordic Naturals announced today that its commitment to producing only the natural triglyceride form of fish oil has been reconfirmed and heightened this week by new scientific research in this field. Dr. Jorn Dyerberg and Danish co-workers demonstrated that the bioavailability of omega-3s in the re-esterified triglyceride form was 70 percent higher than omega-3s in the ethyl ester form, according to new...

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2010-09-03 12:49:27

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the molecular mechanism that makes omega-3 fatty acids so effective in reducing chronic inflammation and insulin resistance. The discovery could lead to development of a simple dietary remedy for many of the more than 23 million Americans suffering from diabetes and other conditions. Writing in the advance online edition of the September 3 issue of the journal Cell, Jerrold Olefsky, MD, and colleagues...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.