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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...

2011-09-14 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...

2011-09-07 12:51:46

Blood lipids suggest that online tailored nutrition advice is not effective As lifestyles get busier and waistlines get bigger; many people are turning to online nutrition programs. In promotion of healthful nutrition behaviors, computer-tailored nutrition education has been identified as a promising health education strategy, especially in the promotion of lower fat intake. However, a study in the September/October 2011 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reveals no...

Decrease In Smoking Reduces Death Rates Within Months
2011-09-01 13:06:16

  A study by the University of Liverpool has found that a decrease in smoking rapidly reduces mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months. Research by Professor Simon Capewell and Dr Martin O'Flaherty at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Well-being, examined evidence from clinical trials and natural experiments. They found that a reduction in smoking has a positive impact on mortality rates in both individuals and populations within six months....

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...


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