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2011-11-10 18:45:21

A diet high in fiber - but not necessarily one low in saturated fat or cholesterol - is tied to a lower risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes in teenagers, according to new findings from Michigan State University. A study led by Joseph Carlson of MSU's Division of Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition suggests to reduce metabolic syndrome - a collection of risk factors including high blood pressure and a large waistline - it is more important to emphasize diets including fiber-rich,...

2011-11-04 10:20:06

Differences in coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer mortality rates between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: Role of diet and nutrition Around 4,000 deaths could be prevented every year if the UK population adopted the average diet eaten in England, concludes research published in BMJ Open. Death rates for cardiovascular disease and cancer are higher in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland than they are in England, and it is well known that these diseases are...

2011-11-02 21:54:09

The toxic byproducts produced by the breakdown of unsaturated fats lead to a higher likelihood of severe inflammation, cell death and multi-system organ failure among acute pancreatitis patients who are obese, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their findings, published online today in Science Translational Medicine, provide new insight into how fat can induce complications after sudden inflammatory, non-infectious illnesses. Doctors have observed that...

2011-10-27 10:36:33

Study shows dietary intervention in adolescence benefits glycemic control and blood pressure long-term A recent study has found that a childhood behavioral intervention to lower dietary intake of total fat and saturated fat and increase consumption of foods that are good sources of dietary fiber resulted in significantly lower fasting plasma glucose levels and lower systolic blood pressure when study participants were re-evaluated in young adulthood. The study was accepted for publication...

Fat Tax For Denmark, More Countries To Follow?
2011-10-03 10:47:40

Denmark -  known for its propensity for fatty, rich foods - will now require its residents to pay a bit more for the privilege of tucking into chips and fried foods. A so-called “fat tax” has been enacted by Denmark´s outgoing government in a bid to limit the population´s intake of fatty foods, The Guardian is reporting. Everything from milk to oils, meats and pre-cooked foods such as pizzas will be targeted with the additional revenue to be used for funding...

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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