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2010-11-01 21:52:47

More evidence the Mediterranean diet is effective in cholesterol control The addition of monounsaturated fat (MUFA) to a cholesterol-lowering dietary portfolio in patients with mild to moderate elevated cholesterol levels increased HDL by 12.5% and lowered LDL levels by 35%, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj092128.pdf. Low HDL-C levels and high LDL-C levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular...

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2010-08-30 07:50:00

A new study has shown that patients with a history of heart attacks who eat omega-3 enriched margarine in addition to their standard prescription drugs appear to have no difference in their chances of having a repeat attack than using drugs alone. A 40-month study of more than 4,800 patients between 60 and 80 years old showed that receiving low doses of omega-3 fatty acids in margarine did not greatly reduce rates of serious heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, researchers said on...

2010-08-16 13:50:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans increasingly recognize soyfoods' ability to reduce the risk of heart disease and appear primed to embrace emerging biotech soybean oils with even more heart health benefits. The United Soybean Board's (USB) 17th annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition survey reports that 34 percent of consumers recognize soy's heart-healthy properties, up significantly from 27 percent in 2009. Eighty-five percent of respondents consider heart-healthy soybean...

2010-07-15 02:59:05

Study is first to look at trans fat trends in major fast food chains Five major fast food chains have significantly decreased trans fats in the oils they use to cook food, according to new research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The latest research findings suggest that major fast food chains may have been responsive to health concerns from the public and that potential future marketplace shifts to watch for in response to current nutrition concerns include changes...

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2010-05-27 13:23:40

Scientists have found that most food manufacturers and restaurants did not just swap one bad ingredient for another when they trimmed artery-clogging trans fats from products and menus. A Harvard researcher and a consumer advocacy group found that even the French fry got a healthier remake.  However, there is still room for improvement, particularly for some items sold in supermarkets, which replaced heart-damaging trans fat with its unhealthy cousin, saturated fat. The team examined 83...

2010-05-21 08:14:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its Flow Technology segment has been awarded a contract valued at over $10 million to custom design and install a fully automated, continuous margarine and butter processing system at the new Tine Jaeren plant in southwest Norway. The system will utilize the technology of Gerstenberg Schroder, which SPX acquired earlier this year. The new facility is being constructed by Tine BA, Norway's...

2010-03-24 09:13:17

Omega-3-rich food linked to lower risk Women whose diets are rich in foods containing Omega-3 oils might be less likely to develop endometriosis, while those whose diets are heavily laden with trans fats might be more likely to develop the debilitating condition, new research published today (Wednesday 24 March) suggests. The study - which is the largest to have investigated the link between diet and endometriosis risk and the first prospective study to identify a modifiable risk factor for...

2010-03-09 07:00:00

Montefiore Nutritionist Explains How to Uncover Hidden Trans Fats and Protect Your Heart NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food labels can be confusing, even for the most health-conscious consumer. You may have learned by now that trans fats commonly found in margarines, fried foods, and baked goods are harmful to the body and the heart. Trans fats are formed when previously healthy liquid oils are hydrogenated, or hardened, a process often used to improve the texture of...

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2010-02-18 10:27:39

Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, mutagenic aldehydes and particulate matter during pan-frying of beefsteak Frying meat on a gas hob may be more harmful to health than using an electric hob, because of the type of fumes it produces, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Professional chefs and cooks may be particularly at risk. Cooking fumes produced during high temperature frying have recently been classified as "probably...

2010-02-02 16:34:50

Simple ways teens can combat high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease; initiate small incremental changes during American Heart Month Pamphlets detailing the warning signs associated with heart disease may soon end up in an unexpected location: your child's pediatrician's office. According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five American teens has at least one risk factor for developing heart disease in adulthood. With heart...