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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...

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2009-09-03 10:56:44

"I request to ban trans fats from the American diet." Thus begins a 3,000-word petition to the Food and Drug Administration, the work of a man on a dogged, decades-old crusade to eradicate trans fats from food. Fred Kummerow, a 94-year-old University of Illinois veterinary biosciences professor emeritus who still conducts research on the health effects of trans fats in the diet, filed the petition with the FDA last month. The petition is now posted on the FDA Web site, and public comments are...

2009-07-27 12:54:32

Unilever intends to remove all artificial trans fats from all its soft-spread margarine brands, the Dutch consumer giant said Monday. The move, affecting well-known brands such as I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and Shedd's Spread Country Crock, will begin next month and end by 2010's second quarter, the company said. The change signals how serious the marketing and technology battle about trans fats in foods has become, said USA Today, which first reported Unilever's plans. Shoppers...

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2009-06-16 10:50:00

 Partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in processed foods contain trans fatty acids that interfere with the regulation of blood flow. A new report reveals a new way in which these "trans fats" gum up the cellular machinery that keeps blood moving through arteries and veins.In the August 2009 issue of the international journal Atherosclerosis, University of Illinois emeritus veterinary biosciences professor Fred Kummerow reports for the first time that trans fats interfere with more than...

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2009-04-30 06:45:39

A new study suggests that an increase in the number of news stories describing the health risks of trans fats seem to be affecting the nation's shopping habits. However, the effect does not appear to last long. Scientists found that shoppers in Los Angeles had a tendency to purchase fewer food products containing artery-clogging trans fats in the week following media coverage about the fats. The effects waned shortly thereafter. The study indicates a need for sustained public health...

2009-04-22 21:05:40

News about the harmful effects of trans fat, may influence consumers' purchases of foods containing it, but not for long, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Jeff Niederdeppe of the University of Wisconsin said that in 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandated that the amount of trans fat per serving be listed on nutrition labels. Trans fat is found in partially hydrogenated -- partially hardened -- oils and is associated with a substantially increased risk of coronary heart...

2009-04-21 08:09:47

But change in shopping habits doesn't last longNews coverage about the harmful effects of trans fat, combined with labeling information, may influence consumers' short-term purchases of foods high in trans fat, but is not enough to prompt shoppers to avoid these potentially artery-clogging purchases over the long term, according to a study in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine."Our study found that when consumers are exposed to information about the harmful effects...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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