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Vegetable Oils Labeled As 'Healthy' Could Increase Heart Disease Risk
2013-11-12 05:32:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveals that some vegetable oils that claim to be healthy might actually increase the risk of heart disease. Due to the results, the research team is now calling for Health Canada to reconsider cholesterol-lowering claims on food labeling based on their findings. It has become common practice to replace saturated animal fats with polyunsaturated vegetable oils because...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids - When Too Much Is Too Bad
2013-10-29 05:10:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has been previously associated with positive health effects, new research the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids suggests that excessive amounts of the substances could have negative consequences. Previous research has linked omega-3s with a reduced risk of cardiovascular death and other cardiovascular disease outcomes, and WebMD reports that there is...

2013-10-25 23:24:28

The European Union funded campaign Flavor Your Life details the nutritional value of olive oil and how it promotes overall health. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign dedicated to providing the latest olive oil industry news, shares some of the health benefits of olive oil and why it should be incorporated into your diet. Extra virgin olive oil is the only fat that comes from being pressed from a fruit. The monounsaturated fats found in...

2013-08-13 11:09:42

University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of intelligence conducted between the ages of three to six years. Specifically, the children showed accelerated development on detailed tasks involving pattern discrimination, rule-learning and inhibition between the ages of three to five years of age as well as...

2013-07-11 11:08:49

High polyunsaturated fat levels in cord blood raise risk of respiratory, skin allergies Children with high proportions of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in cord blood at birth are more likely to develop respiratory and skin allergies in their early teens, according to research published July 10 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Malin Barman and colleagues from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The researchers followed nearly 800 children born in 1996-97 for...

2013-06-28 13:21:01

Findings have important public health implications for dietary and lifestyle interventions The results show that each 0.1 g per day or 0.1% energy per day increment of intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) derived from fish was associated with a 5% reduction in risk. To achieve this risk reduction, intake of oily fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines should be 1-2 portions per person per week. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers, accounting for 23% of total...

2013-06-28 11:15:00

Study Shows Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Blood Linked to Postmenopausal Bone Health Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may reduce the risk for hip fractures in postmenopausal women, recent research suggests. Scientists analyzed red blood cell samples from women with and without a history of having a broken hip. The study showed that higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids from both plant and fish sources in those blood cells were associated with a lower likelihood of having...

2013-06-27 23:24:22

Flavor Your Life discusses the composition of olive oil and how the presence of certain fats can be essential in diets. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 On June 27, Flavor Your Life, a campaign dedicated to promoting olive oil and specific classifications like extra virgin Italian olive oil, reports that olive oil contains specific nutritional benefits, like healthy fats, that can positively affect a diet. Olive oil, which is created from pressing the juice out of the olive, is the only...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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