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2011-04-21 14:08:44

Eating more n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly known as omega-3 fatty acids, may help carriers of a genetic variant on the perilipin 4 (PLIN4) gene locus lose weight more efficiently. Based on this observation, researchers at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University identified a microRNA (miRNA) which may elucidate the underlying biological mechanism. Led by Jose M. Ordovas, PhD, director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at the...

2011-04-19 07:36:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Dietary and lifestyle changes significantly reduce elevated triglycerides (a type of blood fat), which are associated with heart, blood vessel and other diseases, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement. Changes such as substituting healthy, unsaturated dietary fats for saturated ones, engaging in physical activity and losing excess weight can decrease triglycerides by 20-percent to 50-percent, according to the statement's authors. "The good news...

2011-04-18 15:07:00

Statement Highlights: - Diet and lifestyle changes that include substituting healthy fats for unhealthy saturated and trans fats, engaging in regular physical activity and losing excess weight can reduce triglycerides - a blood fat - by 20 percent to 50 percent. - New clinical recommendations include reducing the optimal triglyceride level from <150 mg/dL to <100 mg/dL, and performing non-fasting triglyceride testing as an initial screen. DALLAS, April 18, 2011...

2011-04-14 12:24:29

Animal cell membranes are a bilayer of phospholipids (charged fat molecules) made up to various degrees of fatty acids that must be acquired from the diet. The essential polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to be important in resistance to a variety of diseases and in coping with changes in body temperature. It is generally believed that mammals are unable to alter the proportions of essential fatty acids in their cell membranes except by changing their diets. Furthermore, mammals are...

2011-04-14 08:17:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) illustrates that short-term, high-fat "splurges" within one's diet could actually bring about cardioprotective properties during a heart attack. Lauren Haar, a doctoral student in the Systems Biology and Physiology Graduate Program, discovered that short-term, high-fat feeding in animal models led to cardioprotection against myocardial infarction (MI or heart attack) and resulted in less cardiac...

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2011-04-02 07:05:00

Fast food may not be the best choice at mealtime, but a new University of Guelph study has found that washing your meal down with coffee may be even worse. According to lead researcher Marie-Soleil Beaudoin, the caffeine from coffee actually doubles the elevation in blood sugar levels triggered by eating fatty foods, raising the levels to those similar in people who are at risk for diabetes. "The results tell us that saturated fat interferes with the body's ability to clear sugars from the...

2011-02-28 10:44:00

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly released research from Penn State University highlights phytosterols, found in pistachios, may improve cholesterol, a factor in cardiovascular health. "We already know that pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free food, but this new study suggests that phytosterols, or plant sterols, in pistachios may help to reduce the absorption of cholesterol," said Constance Geiger, PhD, RD, CD and nutrition expert for the Western Pistachio...

2011-02-11 13:43:40

International scientists broaden the debate For generations, the consumption of dairy products has been positively associated with the health and wellness of families and communities. Nevertheless, the recent shift in dietary trends has focused on "what not to eat" instead of emphasizing "what to eat," resulting in demonizing the naturally occurring fats in dairy, while overlooking its many essential nutrients. However, the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on...

2011-02-03 00:00:44

"Hearty" recipes and tips from USA Rice Federation for American Heart Month Arlington, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011 Good health requires a focus on healthy eating and exercise. If you've already slacked off on your New Year's resolution to eat better and get in shape, there's no better time than February, American Heart Month, to recommit to a heart healthy lifestyle. And, rice can help -- it offers a delicious, nutritious base for a multitude of heart healthy recipes and provides...

2011-02-02 10:49:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent developments in the U.S. regulatory and policy environment - including the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, voluntary Front of Package (FOP) label initiatives and new federal menu labeling requirements - and growing consumer preferences for healthier food and beverage options, present new opportunities and challenges for food and beverage manufacturers, retailers and food service operators. "Responding to high obesity rates and other...


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