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98 Year Old Lipid Researcher Reports On The Dietary Causes Of Heart Disease
2013-02-28 08:49:19

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A 98-year-old researcher argues that, contrary to decades of clinical assumptions and advice to patients, dietary cholesterol is good for your heart — unless that cholesterol is unnaturally oxidized (by frying foods in reused oil, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, or smoking). The researcher, Fred Kummerow, an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, has spent more than six decades studying the...

2013-02-21 11:41:02

Triglyceride lipid emulsions rich in an omega-3 fatty acid injected within a few hours of an ischemic stroke can decrease the amount of damaged brain tissue by 50 percent or more in mice, reports a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. The results suggest that the emulsions may be able to reduce some of the long-term neurological and behavioral problems seen in human survivors of neonatal stroke and possibly of adult stroke, as well. The findings were published...

2013-02-21 11:39:12

Research conducted by a team of scientists from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, found the novel use of a component of fish oil reduced brain trauma in newborn mice. The study reports that neonatal brain damage decreased by about 50% when a triglyceride lipid emulsion containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) was injected within two hours of...

2013-02-19 12:24:39

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, show that cholesterol metabolism is regulated by bacteria in the small intestine. These findings may be important for the development of new drugs for cardiovascular disease. It is well established that cholesterol is the major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol — which is mainly synthesized in the body but also obtained from dietary sources — is converted to bile acids in the liver,...

2013-02-14 10:25:09

Study of tiny roundworms provides clue to observed human health benefits A search for genes that change their levels of expression in response to nutrient deprivation has uncovered potential clues to the mechanism underlying the health benefits of omega fatty acids. In the Feb. 15 issue of Genes & Development, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers describe finding that feeding omega-6 fatty acids to C. elegans roundworms or adding them to cultured human cells activates a...

2013-01-29 10:14:54

A new way of looking at a cell's surface reveals the distribution of small molecules in the cell membrane, changing the understanding of its organization. A novel imaging study by researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of Illinois and the National Institutes of Health revealed some unexpected relationships among molecules within cell membranes. Their findings provide a new way of studying cell structure and ultimately its function. Led by Mary Kraft...

Gene Converts Carbohydrates Into Fat
2012-12-07 05:54:07

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) recently discovered a gene that helps the body change carbs into fat. The team of investigators believes that the finding will be incredibly beneficial in terms of developing treatments for diabetes and fatty liver disease. In particular, the scientists at UCB looked at how the molecular mechanisms in an individual´s body can turn dietary carbohydrates into fats....

2012-12-02 05:02:20

Recent studies show omega-3 and cocoa reduce bad cholesterol and raise HDL while lowering stroke risk and leading to better cardiovascular health Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 Benefit6 Whole Body Protection by I Do Strive, LLC is the first product to focus on six key areas of health to provide consumers with the most comprehensive whole body protection supplement including weight loss. At the American Heart Institute´s conference in 2011 Harvard researchers looked...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.