Latest Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease controversy Stories

saturated fat and genetic obesity risk
2014-06-05 05:33:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many advertisements today talk about what kind of fats are in their products. Dietary fats come in three main varieties: unsaturated, saturated and trans. Your body can't operate correctly without dietary fat, but how much of which kind is right? The Mayo Clinic reports that one main concern with dietary fats is the high caloric content, and the role they might play in conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. A new study from...

2014-04-28 12:31:16

Data Also Shows Snacking Away From Home Contributes Extra Calories SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Specific foods consumed by young children are leading to excessive intake of saturated fat and sodium in their daily diets. New research presented today at the Experimental Biology 2014 conference shows cheese, hotdogs, whole and 2 percent milk are among the top foods and beverages contributing to saturated fat and sodium intakes of toddlers and preschoolers. Since milk is key in...

Beans Help Reduce LDL Cholesterol And Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
2014-04-08 05:21:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils per day can significantly reduce a person’s so-called bad cholesterol and lower his or her risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Unfortunately, most people living in North American currently consume less than half that amount and would have to drastically increase their daily servings...

2013-10-02 12:06:51

Weaker association found in south Asians The findings stress the important role of higher BMI in the increasing rates of death from cardiovascular disease in Asia, which could be managed by policy and prevention strategies, say the authors. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally and is predicted to steadily increase over the next few decades. Many Asian populations that used to be physically active with a low BMI now have some of the world's highest rates of...

2013-07-24 23:03:02

Physicians Group and International Panel of Brain Researchers Urge Clinicians to Use Precautionary Principle in Practice: Engage Patients, Change Habits, Make Nutrition the Mainstream. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 New Dietary Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Prevention developed by the nonprofit Physicians Committee and an international panel of brain researchers were released this past weekend at the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain. Nearly 550 health care...

2013-07-03 14:56:32

A good night's sleep can increase the benefit of exercise, healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption and non-smoking in their protection against cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to results of a large population follow-up study. Results showed that the combination of the four traditional healthy lifestyle habits was associated with a 57% lower risk of cardiovascular disease (fatal and non-fatal) and a 67% lower risk of fatal events. But, when "sufficient sleep" (defined as seven or...

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Stroke Risk
2013-02-25 19:15:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has found specific diets, not just counting calories, can be just as effective when it comes to cutting the risk of stroke. The Mediterranean diet, specifically, was the object of this new research conducted by a Spanish team. Of the more than 7,000 participants in this study, those sticking to a Mediterranean diet had as much of a 46 percent lower chance of stroke. This 5-year study now challenges the belief that a...

Middle-Age And Healthy? Live 14 Years Longer
2012-11-06 07:59:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is generally understood that when you conform to a healthy lifestyle you are increasing your chances of living longer, and a new study has shown just that. For those who have optimal heart health in middle age, they generally have the benefit of increased longevity--up to 14 extra years of it. The new study, conducted by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and published in the latest issue of the Journal of the...

Diabetics Need To Stay Away From Crusty Bits On Grilled Foods
2012-10-23 09:47:50

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Watch out meat eaters: a study by the University of Illinois recently found that individuals should avoid cooking meat in a way that results in crusty bits similar to those found on a grilled hamburger. In particular, crusty foods and foods high in advanced glycation end products (AGEs) could result in worsened health problems that are related to diabetes. The findings were included in the online edition of the International...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.