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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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2011-06-16 13:17:17

A study reported in the journal Neurology is hinting that the well-known connection between consumption of olive oil and heart disease might extend to stroke as well, Reuters is reporting. Olive oil is a large part of the so-called Mediterranean diet, that some clinical trials have suggested helps control risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and elevated levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol. Researchers included 7,625 French adults age 65 and older in the...

2011-06-16 07:18:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A low saturated fat and low glycemic index diet appears to modulate the risk of developing dementia that eventually turns into Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, switching to this diet may not protect those already experiencing cognitive difficulty, according to this study. The authors believe that instead of finding what health conditions affect Alzheimer's they should study the effects of whole-diet interventions on AD. Jennifer L. Bayer-Carter, M.S., from Veterans...

2011-06-08 06:49:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Millions of adults are diagnosed with obesity each year, but how do fat cell membranes adapt to this high body mass index? A study led by Matej Oresic, from VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, suggests that adaptation of fat cell membranes to obesity may play a major role in early stages of inflammatory disorders. Many of those diagnosed with obesity suffer from a disorder known as metabolic syndrome which includes symptoms such as hypertension and elevated blood...

2011-05-25 22:32:43

A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic, says a new University of Illinois study published in the Journal of Physiology. "We found that exposure to a high-fat diet before birth modifies gene expression in the livers of offspring so they are more likely to overproduce glucose, which can cause early insulin resistance and diabetes," said Yuan-Xiang Pan, a U of I professor of nutrition. The high-fat diet that...

2011-05-24 22:44:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. (HDL, Inc.), a CAP accredited leader in health management, announced today that it will expand its comprehensive test menu of risk factors and biomarkers for cardiovascular and related diseases through the acquisition of Harris Scientific, Inc., a company providing omega-3 fatty acid testing based on the research of Dr. William Harris. An internationally recognized expert on how omega-3 fatty acids can benefit...

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2011-05-19 10:12:56

Analysis of dairy intake and heart attack risk found no statistically significant relation in thousands of Costa Rican adults. Dairy foods might not harm heart health, despite saturated fat content, because they contain other possibly protective nutrients, researchers say. Dairy products can be high in harmful saturated fat but not necessarily in risk to the heart. A newly published analysis of thousands of adults in Costa Rica found that their levels of dairy consumption had nothing to do...

2011-05-17 07:03:00

EAGLE, Idaho, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to heart-healthy produce, consumers can put a check next to Idaho® potatoes on their shopping list. The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) today announced that the American Heart Association has certified that fresh Idaho® potatoes meet its criteria for saturated fat and cholesterol. This certification represents a significant milestone for Idaho® potatoes as well an industry that has...

2011-05-02 10:21:00

PARAMUS, N.J., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Balance, maker of heart-healthier food products, is helping put a little love in Mom's heart this Mother's Day with its original eCards. And, it's a gift that keeps on giving. For each free eCard sent to a Mom, Smart Balance, Inc., will make a $1 donation to WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease to support women's heart health. Designed to warm Mom's heart and bring a smile to her face this Mother's Day, eight...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.