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2011-05-13 00:00:30

Finding the omega 3 / omega 6 balance by eating the right foods is essential to health. A new healthy eating guide can aid in reaching this balance. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 The typical American diet contains a dangerous imbalance of omega 3s and 6s. Wellwise.org has joined the campaign of Dr. Bill Lands, the world's foremost authority on essential fatty acids, to give Americans healthier lifestyle choices by providing access to Dr. Lands' extensive research on the omega 3 and...

2011-05-11 23:46:03

Research identifies novel metabolic signaling pathway in worms that coordinates the aging response to nutrient availability There is no longer any doubt that dietary restriction (DR) extends lifespan. Many studies have shown that limiting nutrient intake extends lifespan in yeast, worms, flies and as well as postponing age-related diseases in mice. However, scientists are still puzzling over the exact mechanism of DR, convinced its secrets are the key to new therapies for diseases such as...

2011-05-11 19:23:18

Vitamins and medications may one day take rides on starch compounds creating stable vitamin-enriched ingredients and cheaper controlled-release drugs, according to Penn State food scientists. The technique may offer drug and food companies a less expensive, more environmentally friendly alternative in creating, among other products, medications and food supplements. In a series of experiments, researchers formed pockets with corn starch and a fatty acid ester to carry oil soluble vitamins,...

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...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'