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2009-05-14 18:52:40

People who eat fish, nuts and olive oil may lower their risk of age-related blindness, Australian researchers said. Two studies, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, link lowered risk of age-related macular degeneration to eating omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and regular consumption of fish and/or nuts in the diet. In one study, Jennifer Tan of Westmead Hospital of University of Sydney, 2,454 participants completed a food frequency questionnaire in 1992. Five and ten years...

2009-04-22 10:13:24

Eating fatty fish and marine omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, seems to protect men from heart failure according to one of the largest studies to investigate the association.However, the effect was seen only in men who eat approximately one serving of fatty fish a week and who had a moderate intake of marine omega-3 fatty acids (approximately 0.3 grams a day). Eating more did not give a greater benefit and, in fact, returned the chances of heart failure to the same level as...

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2009-04-02 11:35:00

Egyptian researchers have reported findings that the omega 3 fatty acid found in fish oils are able to shrink the size of tumors in mice as well as help boost the healing properties of a chemotherapy drug.A.M. El-Mowafy and colleagues from Mansoura University in Egypt studied the effects of the fatty acid, called docosahexanoic acid, or DHA, on tumors growing in mice.Additionally, researchers looked at how well omega 3 worked with the chemotherapy drug cisplatin. "Our results suggest a new,...

2009-03-25 10:41:40

Omega-3 fatty acids appear protective against advanced prostate cancer and this effect may be modified by a genetic variant, U.S. researchers said. Previous research has shown protection against prostate cancer but this is one of the first studies to show protection against advanced prostate cancer and interaction with the COX-2 gene, John S. Witte of the University of California San Francisco said in a statement. The researchers performed a case-control analysis of 466 men diagnosed with...

2009-03-25 09:39:45

For the first time, researchers have found something that can protect against advanced prostate cancer, and it's as simple as choosing the right things to eat. Omega-3 fatty acids, especially the kind found in dark fish such as salmon, appear to significantly reduce the risk of advanced prostate cancer. This even proved to be true for men who carried the COX-2 gene, a known inflammatory gene. Scientists gave food questionnaires to 466 men diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and 478...

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:...

2009-02-12 07:00:00

Research Dispels Myths Surrounding Essential Fat ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes that omega-6 fatty acids may decrease risk for heart disease when part of a healthy eating plan. Omega-6s are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids naturally-occurring in soybean oil, nuts and seeds. These findings dispel debate that omega-6s may cause inflammation leading to heart disease, the nation's number one killer....

2009-02-10 09:13:55

Eating a Mediterranean diet appears to be associated with less risk of mild cognitive impairment"”a stage between normal aging and dementia"”or of transitioning from mild cognitive impairment into Alzheimer's disease, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals."Among behavioral traits, diet may play an important role in the cause and prevention of Alzheimer's disease," the authors write as background information in the...

2009-01-30 14:22:57

AHA stands by advice to include omega-6 PUFAs in heart-healthy diet A new Science Advisory report from the American Heart Association recommends that omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), as found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, are beneficial when part of a heart-healthy eating plan. Consumers should aim for at least 5-10% of energy (calories) from omega-6 PUFAs, and will derive most benefit when omega-6 PUFAs replace saturated or trans fats in the diet. Precise recommended daily...


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