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2008-06-30 21:00:39

By David B Caruso NEW YORK - Making cannoli is serious business in New York. It's a dessert so tempting that even a hit man in the "Godfather" couldn't leave a box behind. But even the most respected chefs of this and other pastries are being ordered to make changes by Tuesday - the day New York's trans fat ban takes full effect. New York is the first American city to adopt such a stringent rule. Starting this week, the ban extends to almost all prepared food in restaurants, bakeries,...

2008-01-14 09:00:34

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Target(R) announced today that every product in its premium owned food brand, Archer Farms, contains zero grams of added trans fat. Available exclusively at Target and SuperTarget(R) stores across the country, Archer Farms is the first national proprietary food brand to eliminate added trans fats from its entire product portfolio, based on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) definition of zero grams added trans fat. The Archer Farms...

2006-07-28 07:45:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Food labels should list the amount of trans fat along with cholesterol and saturated fat so consumers can make healthier choices to reduce their risk of heart disease, British public health experts said on Friday. Trans fat, which is found in some margarines, fast food, biscuits, cakes and pastry, increases the shelf life of foods. But it also raises low density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol, in the blood and cuts the amount of high density lipoprotein or...

2006-03-16 12:17:49

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Canola Council of Canada is holding its 39th annual meeting in New York City to spur interest in canola oil as a healthy food which can help trim the risk of heart disease, an industry official said Thursday. Herb Schafer, the chairman of the council and North American vice president for Bunge Ltd., told Reuters that canola oil is one of the healthiest vegetable oils due to its "very low" level of saturated fats, which is a factor that can cut the risk of...

2006-01-19 19:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Wine drinkers have healthier diets than people who prefer beer, according to research reported by Danish scientists on Friday. They tend to buy more fruits, vegetables, olives, low fat cheese and cooking oil than beer drinkers who are more likely to consume ready meals, soft drinks, sugar, sausages, lamb and butter or margarine. "This study indicates that people who buy wine purchase a greater number of healthy food items than those who buy beer," said Professor Morten...

2006-01-19 19:05:00

LONDON -- Wine drinkers have healthier diets than people who prefer beer, according to research reported by Danish scientists on Friday. They tend to buy more fruits, vegetables, olives, low fat cheese and cooking oil than beer drinkers who are more likely to consume ready meals, soft drinks, sugar, sausages, lamb and butter or margarine. "This study indicates that people who buy wine purchase a greater number of healthy food items than those who buy beer," said Professor Morten Gronbaek of...

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2005-08-12 08:09:14

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City wants restaurants to narrow their list of ingredients - and maybe some waistlines - by cutting out trans fats. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the voluntary change could also help fight the city's biggest killer, heart disease. To comply, chefs would have to dump many margarines and frying oils, and possibly reworking long-held recipes for baked goods. The New York State Restaurant Association supports the effort, Executive Vice President E....

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2005-07-13 12:25:00

NEW YORK -- Striking a balance between two healthy forms of dietary fat may be key to lowering blood cholesterol, a small study suggests. Researchers found that a diet rich in a new type of sunflower oil -- which had relatively high concentrations of both polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fats -- bested olive oil when it came to lowering levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol among 31 men and women. The findings, say the researchers, point to the importance of replacing saturated fats...

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2004-12-29 10:11:11

Omega-3 and omega-6 acids are vital to a healthy diet HealthDay News -- Whether you've been counting carbs, calories, or fat grams, you can help your body by paying attention to what are known as fatty acids -- specifically, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These essential chemicals can't be manufactured by the human body, so they must be obtained from dietary sources or supplements. The primary food source for omega-3 fatty acids is certain types of fish -- Atlantic salmon and other fatty,...