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2011-02-02 09:33:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans give consumers yet another reason to eat a handful--or 1 1/2 ounces--of tree nuts (including walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazils and almonds) every day. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming a variety of protein sources, including nuts, along with nutrient-rich foods and healthy fats in order to help curb the rising rates of overweight...

2011-02-01 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the U.S. government released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with few changes since the 2005 version. The guidelines continue to urge Americans to keep their calorie intake from saturated fat to less than 10 percent and lower the amount of trans fat in their diet to as low as possible. The guidelines recommend these fats be replaced with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats; however, the average American is more likely to...

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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2010-07-17 06:45:00

Researchers in France reported Friday that overeating combined with the wrong mix of fats in one's diet can cause obesity to be carried over from one generation to the next. The scientists showed in experiments that too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 can lead to overweight offspring. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in a typical Western diet has shifted from 5-to-1 to 15-to-1 in much of Europe, and up to 40-to-1 in the U.S. The average ratio in the breast milk of American women has...

2010-05-03 07:25:53

Eating more olive oil could help prevent ulcerative colitis, according to a new study coordinated by medical researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Presented May 1st at the Digestive Disease Week conference in New Orleans, the findings show that people with a diet rich in oleic acid "“ which is present in olive oil "“are far less likely to develop ulcerative colitis. Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil, peanut oil and grapeseed oil, as well...

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2010-03-23 07:27:58

New study just the second dietary intervention to show a reduction in coronary heart disease Although for nearly 60 years people have been urged to decrease their consumption of saturated fats to prevent heart disease, until now there has been surprisingly little scientific evidence that doing so actually decreased the risk of coronary heart disease events. A new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) provides the first conclusive evidence from randomized clinical...

2010-02-09 14:02:00

Give a Gift for the Heart with "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen" Cookbook CHICAGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Show your love this Valentine's Day by giving a gift for the heart with the new cookbook "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and CanolaInfo. Whether you cook some of these recipes for love or give the cookbook as a gift, you will literally help look after someone's heart....

2009-10-10 07:39:22

Individuals who follow the Mediterranean dietary pattern -rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish- appear less likely to develop depression, according to a report of the University of Navarra, published in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. The lifetime prevalence of mental disorders has been found to be lower in Mediterranean than Northern European countries, according to background information in the article. One plausible explanation is that the diet...

2009-09-23 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world, so having a heart-smart diet is important to everyone's health. People with diabetes especially need such a diet as they are at greater risk for heart disease and having it occur earlier in life. "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil," a new cookbook from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and CanolaInfo, is here to help. To view the...

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2009-09-14 07:15:00

Blame your brain for sabotaging your efforts to get back on track after splurging on an extra scoop of ice cream or that second burger during Friday night's football game. Findings from a new UT Southwestern Medical Center study suggest that fat from certain foods we eat makes its way to the brain. Once there, the fat molecules cause the brain to send messages to the body's cells, warning them to ignore the appetite-suppressing signals from leptin and insulin, hormones involved in weight...