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Study Links Saturated Fat To Cognitive Decline
2012-05-21 04:28:00

Saturated fats, already decried by health experts because past studies have linked them to cardiovascular and other diseases, could actually impair how well a person's brain functions, according to a new study published Friday in the Annals of Neurology. In the paper, researchers from Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston analyzed the diets of more than 6,000 women aged 65 or older over the course of four years, Brian Fung, associate editor at The Atlantic, wrote late last week....

2012-05-15 23:27:33

For the first time, researchers at the University of California, San Diego have peered inside a living mouse cell and mapped the processes that power the celebrated health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. More profoundly, they say their findings suggest it may be possible to manipulate these processes to short-circuit inflammation before it begins, or at least help to resolve inflammation before it becomes detrimental. The work is published in the May 14, 2012 online Early Edition of the...

2012-04-12 21:11:19

About 300 000 years ago humans adapted genetically to be able to produce larger amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. This adaptation may have been crucial to the development of the unique brain capacity in modern humans. In today's life situation, this genetic adaptation contributes instead to a higher risk of developing disorders like cardiovascular disease. The human nervous system and brain contain large amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and these are essential for the...

2012-04-12 02:35:33

Muscles and Eyes May Also Benefit from Omega-3 Intake DENVER, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research finds that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in seafood (long-chain omega-3s) may reduce the risk of precancerous colorectal polyps in women, enhance the muscular benefits of strength training in older women and improve eye health after corneal surgery. These findings and more are summarized in the April 2012 PUFA Newsletter and Fats of Life e-newsletters...

2012-04-04 10:56:14

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a new process that controls the ability of arteries to regulate blood pressure. Arteries are able to control blood pressure by relaxing and constricting. In healthy people, the ability of arteries to relax or constrict is kept in balance. However, this balance shifts in people who are at risk of developing high blood pressure or atherosclerosis. There is more constriction within the arteries so blood cannot flow freely increasing...

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2012-03-14 09:32:49

A new report in the journal Human Reproduction showcases a study that links fatty, high-carbohydrate diets to lower sperm counts. A better diet that included high intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and plant oils, were associated with higher sperm concentration, reports BBC News. The team, led by Prof Jill Attaman from Harvard Medical School in Boston, questioned 99 men about their diet and analyzed sperm samples over the course of four years. Compared with those eating the...

2012-03-01 13:16:16

Older women whose diets include a substantial amount of trans fats are more likely than their counterparts to suffer an ischemic stroke, a new study shows. However, the risk of stroke associated with trans fat intake was lower among women taking aspirin, according to the findings from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers. The study, "Trans Fat Intake, Aspirin and Ischemic Stroke Among Postmenopausal Women," was published Thursday (March 1, 2012) online in the journal...

2012-01-31 12:57:07

-A study conducted within the framework of the NUTRIMENTHE project —coordinated by the University of Granada- revealed that infants born to mothers who consumed a considerable amount of fish during pregnancy score higher in verbal intelligence and fine motor skill tests, and present an increased prosocial behavior. -Blood samples were collected from 2 000 women at 20 gestational weeks and from the umbilical cord of the infant at birth Can pregnant women improve their progeny´s...

2012-01-23 12:30:00

Ringing Cedars of Russia.org releases study on vital health properties of Ringing Cedars Oil as the richest source of unsaturated fatty acids. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 The full version is available at http://www.ringingcedarsofrussia.org/articles/ringing-cedars-oil.php According to the conclusions of a new scientific study present by Ringing Cedars of Russia.org the Ringing Cedars Oil , also known as Siberian Cedar Nut Oil from the Ringing Cedars of Russia company, is an...

2011-12-08 02:00:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenestra Health announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the "USPTO") has issued a new U.S. patent, No. 8,071,646 (the "'646 patent"), that protects and provides Cenestra with exclusivity for highly pure formulations of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in ratios ranging from about 3.5:1 to about 5:1. The '646 patent provides exclusivity for these EPA:DHA ratios in compositions with > 84% omega-3s...