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2011-05-04 15:35:10

Study uncovers new method to map the profile of lipid molecular species in different areas of the human brain Mapping the fat distribution of the healthy human brain is a key step in understanding neurological diseases, in general, and the neurodegeneration that accompanies Alzheimer's disease in particular. Antonio Veloso and colleagues, from the University of the Basque Country in Leioa, Spain, find a new technique to reveal the fat distribution of three different areas of the healthy human...

2011-05-02 07:43:00

DARTMOUTH, NS, May 2 /PRNewswire/ - The American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued its first ever statement on triglyceride management that includes recommendations for Omega-3 EPA/DHA intake.  Elevated triglyceride levels have long been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD).  According to the AHA more than 31% of the United States population has borderline high triglyceride levels.  Furthermore, AHA's 2006 statistical data estimates that...

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...

2011-04-06 23:14:59

How specific digestive tract microbes react to a dietary lipid increases risk of heart attack, stroke and death A new pathway has been discovered that links a common dietary lipid and intestinal microflora with an increased risk of heart disease, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published in the latest issue of Nature. The study shows that people who eat a diet containing a common nutrient found in animal products (such as eggs, liver and other meats, cheese and other diary products,...

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. The discovery made in mice is consistent with data from human patients, suggesting that it may provide an underlying explanation for the development of fatty liver in people with obesity and metabolic syndrome. The culprit is the reduced concentration of a little-known transcriptional co-factor known as transducin beta-like (TBL) 1, according to the report in the April...

2011-03-25 08:30:00

SEATTLE, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study of Yup'ik Eskimos in Alaska, who on average consume 20 times more omega-3 fats from fish than people in the lower 48 states, suggests that a high intake of these fats helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and conducted in collaboration with the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of...

2011-03-21 07:29:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women who consume fish and Omega-3 fatty acids on a regular basis are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). About 9 million adults in the United States age 40 years and older show signs of macular degeneration, according to the authors of the study. About 7.3 million people have early age-related macular degeneration. Researchers collected data on 38,022 women who had not been diagnosed with AMD. The women were asked about their eating habits and...

2011-03-14 21:01:45

Regular consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration in women, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "An estimated nine million U.S. adults aged 40 years and older show signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)," the authors write as background information in the article. "An...

2011-03-14 07:35:00

BEDMINSTER, N.J., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held emerging specialty pharmaceuticals company, announced today that the first patient has been dosed in its pivotal Phase III EVOLVE (EpanoVa fOr Lowering Very high triglyceridEs) trial for Epanova(TM), the Company's lead compound for the treatment of patients with very high triglycerides. Epanova is an Omega-3 fatty acid containing a novel formulation of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and...

2011-02-28 10:44:00

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly released research from Penn State University highlights phytosterols, found in pistachios, may improve cholesterol, a factor in cardiovascular health. "We already know that pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free food, but this new study suggests that phytosterols, or plant sterols, in pistachios may help to reduce the absorption of cholesterol," said Constance Geiger, PhD, RD, CD and nutrition expert for the Western Pistachio...


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