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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...

2008-12-09 15:21:49

Saturated fats from butter, cream and meat, as well as trans fats found in hydrogenated oils can boost heart disease risk, a Canadian researcher said. However, consuming monounsaturated fat -- nuts, avocados, olive oil, flaxseed oil, grape seed oil -- can be good for the heart, a University of Montreal researcher said. Research on animals and some clinical trials show that not all fats have the same effect on weight, Nadiah Moussavi, a graduate student from the University of Montreal said...

2008-07-21 03:00:39

By Rosa, Jolyn Okimoto What's red, white and blue, larger than an elephant and smells like macadamia nuts? The answer is a custom-made macadamia oil press, which for Oils of Aloha generates not only oil but also revenue. For Matthew Papania, president of the Waialua company and the one who pieced the system together from second-hand equipment, the noisy machine is also a work in progress. "Nothing is new, just how it is set up," Papania says. For example, the main part of the machine -...

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2008-04-12 00:45:00

Trans-fats, which are found in baked goods, snacks, and cooking fats, among other things are already known to clog arteries, and are therefore being phased out of foods. What some might not have known is that they raise the risk of getting breast cancer, according to European researchers. On Friday, a report was released that found that women with the lowest levels of trans-fats in their blood had half the risk of breast cancer when compared to those with the highest blood levels of...

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2007-04-16 16:50:00

WASHINGTON -- A major change in the national diet is under way: Heart-damaging trans fat is rapidly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant food, too. But are its replacements really healthier? It's a tricky time for consumers, because the answer depends on the food - and some are losing trans fat only to have another artery clogger take its place, that old nemesis saturated fat. "Right now the public has to be very careful ... if something says 'trans fat-free,' what else is in it?"...

2006-08-07 16:59:08

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study shows that eating one meal high in saturated fat can impair the ability of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), the "good" cholesterol, to ward off inflammation of the blood vessels, which is thought to be a key event in vascular disease. It can also impair the ability of blood vessels to react normally to stress. By contrast, consumption of a meal high in polyunsaturated fat "does not perturb these measures of vascular health," Dr. David S....

2006-07-13 11:35:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to some past studies, new research suggests that intake of fatty acids found in fish may help prevent age-related maculopathy, a deterioration of the eye's retina that can lead to blindness. Several studies in recent years have found a link between high fat intake -- from any source -- and a higher risk of age-related maculopathy (ARM), the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly. The findings are puzzling because unsaturated fats from...

2006-07-05 11:25:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- Mediterranean-style diets, rich in healthy fats from olive oil or nuts, may be better for the heart than low-fat regimens, a new study shows. Spanish researchers found that the traditional Mediterranean diet bested a low-fat diet in helping older adults improve their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The findings, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, add to evidence that diets rich in healthy fats offer a better heart prescription than...

2005-11-24 08:52:01

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with type 2 diabetes, 14 weeks of a high-carbohydrate diet modestly raises blood pressure compared to a diet high in monounsaturated fat, new study findings indicate. Studies evaluating the effects of high-carbohydrate and high-monounsaturated fat diets have yielded conflicting results, Dr. Abhimanyu Garg and colleagues note in their report, published in the journal Diabetes Care. They suggest that these studies may have been limited by their...


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