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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...

2009-09-01 07:25:16

Well known as the heart healthy diet, the Mediterranean diet may offer more benefits for diabetes patients. Meals filled with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats beat the traditional low-fat diet in a recent study. In a four-year study, 215 patients were randomly assigned to participate in either a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean style diet, or in a low-fat diet. Participants were overweight with newly- diagnosed type two diabetes. The study assessed the need for medication in...

2009-08-13 06:45:40

Elderly people who ate lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereal and fish and generally avoided red meat and poultry and who were physically active had a lower risk of Alzheimer disease, according to a new study. In a second study, adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with slower cognitive decline, but was not associated with a decreased risk of dementia. Nikolaos Scarmeas, M.D., of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and colleagues examined the combined association of...

2009-08-11 21:14:39

U.S. researchers say combining exercise and the Mediterranean-type diet may reduce Alzheimer's risk. The study of 1,880 elderly people with an average age of 77 living in New York, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found those who were very physically active had a 33 percent risk reduction of Alzheimer's. Lead author Dr. Nikos Scarmeas of the Columbia University Medical Center in New York said those who adhered more strongly to a Mediterranean-type diet had a 40...

2009-06-26 15:41:06

High intake of dietary fats from red meat and dairy products was associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study published online June 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This study was undertaken because research relating fat intake to pancreatic cancer was inconclusive. To examine the association, Rachael Z. Stolzenberg-Solomon, Ph.D., of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and...

2009-03-12 17:26:00

NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Fewer than half of Americans know that the "better" fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) can help reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a recent survey by the American Heart Association. See video from the American Heart Association at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/aha_36307/ "Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. Consumers have heard a lot about the 'bad' fats lately and what not to eat. That's why it's important for people to...

2009-02-25 10:25:00

MIDLAND, Mich., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unified effort to help address the public health concern of obesity in Michigan, MidMichigan Health will go trans fat free effective March 1. As a result, trans fats will be eliminated from patient meals, cafeteria menus, catering services, vending machines and gift shop shelves at MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alma, Clare, Gladwin and Midland, as well as MidMichigan Stratford Village and Gladwin Pines. (Logo:...

2009-02-25 06:00:00

Omega-9 Canola and Sunflower Oils drive better restaurant menu options INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Heart Health Month marks a significant milestone in North America with the reduction of nearly a half billion pounds of trans and saturated fats over the past three years. Since the market introduction in 2006, Omega-9 Canola and Sunflower Oils, developed by Dow AgroSciences, have replaced more than 340 million pounds of trans fat, and 130 million pounds of saturated fat,...

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2009-01-13 13:48:59

A research group from the University of Cordoba has managed to determine the beneficial dietary effects of a protein ketogenic diet rich in olive oil. According to the study, Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet (SKMD) is an effective way of losing weight, lowering blood pressure and improving fasting blood glucose levels. Ketogenic diets are an effective healthy way of losing weight since they promote a non-atherogenic lipid profile, lower blood pressure and decrease resistance to insulin...


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  • A spider.
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