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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...

2011-09-19 02:00:00

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of allowance related to Cenestra Health's high-purity omega-3 fatty acid formulations and their methods of use. The patent claims cover a range of high-purity omega-3 formulations including ethyl-ester, free fatty acid and triglyceride forms. In 2010, Cenestra Health was issued U.S. Patent No. 7652068, entitled "Omega-3 Fatty Acid Formulations," covering its unique 4.1:1...

2011-09-14 05:30:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — What you eat during pregnancy could determine whether or not your child is at risk for developing allergies, according to this study. The research found that if a mother's diet contains a certain group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) — such as those found in fish, walnut oil or flaxseed — the baby's gut develops differently. The PUFAs are thought to improve how gut immune cells respond to bacteria and foreign substances, making the baby less...

Mother’s Diet Can Positively Influence Infant Allergies
2011-09-09 13:23:16

  According to new research, pregnant women can reduce the chances of their babies developing food allergies by eating a diet rich in fish oil and nuts. Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acids prompt the gut to develop in a way that boosts the immune system. The team from France's National Agricultural Research Institute (INRA) found that when pregnant women ate a diet high in a particular group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), the gut walls of their offspring were...

2011-08-28 12:00:00

Nutri-Med Logic says that research on an effective dietary education is past due for those with prostate concerns. Currently prostatitis affects around 15% of the men, clinical benign prostate hyperplasia around 20-40% and Prostate cancer remains the most common cancer in men, with the estimated 240,890 new cases and 33,720 deaths for 2011. (1,2,3) Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 28, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp: The result of the experimental studies by the Health Science Center, a Department...

2011-08-26 19:10:00

AMBO Foods, makers of the Omega Cookie, will be teaming up with The Larsen Center in Sarasota FL to study how much omega 3 improves the focus and testing abilities of children. Preliminary studies suggest that regularly taking an adequate dose of omega 3 may reduce testing mistakes by up to 50 percent. Venice, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 The study will be conducted by AMBO Foods, makers of the Omega Cookie, and will focus on how omega 3 from broad spectrum fish oil increases the testing...

2011-08-20 12:00:00

Nutri-Med Logic Corp says that the results of a recently published study, funded by the US National Institutes of Health, relating to the Omega-3 fatty acids, in 2,735 adult patients that took 14 years to complete, finds circulating individual fatty acids of EPA and DHA, as well as total Omega-3 fatty acids, are associated with the lower incidences of CHF. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp: EPA, DHA or DPA of Omega-3? Which one is more important for the heart health?...

2011-08-10 07:11:00

DENVER, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) found in seafood may reduce arterial stiffness and improve heart function in chronic heart failure, according to new research. These fats, better known as EPA and DHA, may also help in the immediate aftermath of a stroke. These findings and more are summarized in the August 2011 PUFA Newsletter and Fats of Life newsletters for health professionals and consumers, respectively. "The consumption of nearly 1...