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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...

2011-12-01 22:50:00

The holidays are a time of festive family gatherings and meals, but also a time when many people will be worried about their fat intake. The 2011 International Food Information Council Foundation Food & Health Survey found that many consumers are confused about what kinds of fat they should consume. The survey found that 71 percent of Americans are trying to limit some type of fat in their diet, but in many cases, adding fats into the diet can bring the holiday treat of added health...

2011-09-29 23:03:00

A major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other health- and life-threatening conditions, obesity is epidemic in the United States and other developed nations where it's fueled in large part by excessive consumption of a fat-rich "Western diet." But not all fats are equal. Animal-derived saturated fats like lard and butter are strongly linked to adverse health effects, but unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from plants and cold-water fish like salmon and mackerel...

2011-09-22 11:01:54

When the enzyme fatty acid synthase sparks the production of long chain fatty acids, the cells have energy, can make membranes and carry out activities important to life. However, too much of the enzyme is associated with inflammation and cancer. A new study by Baylor College of Medicine in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences elucidates the crystal (x-ray) structure of a part (domain) of the enzyme. That study — which refined the structure to atomic level -- revealed...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'