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2010-10-26 14:37:30

New study in Journal of the American Dietetic Association indicates link Periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease in which gum tissue separates from teeth, leads to accumulation of bacteria and potential bone and tooth loss. Although traditional treatments concentrate on the bacterial infection, more recent strategies target the inflammatory response. In an article in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers from Harvard Medical School and...

2010-10-19 15:55:39

High fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis, a condition of systemic bacterial infection. An experimental study in mice, published in the open access journal BMC Physiology, has shown that a diet high in saturated fat, sugars and cholesterol greatly exaggerates the inflammatory response to sepsis. Chantal Rivera, PhD Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, said that "Mortality due to...

2010-10-19 07:15:00

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Boyardee®, a brand of ConAgra Foods, has launched Club Mum (http://www.ClubMum.net), an easy-to-navigate online community for moms to share insider experiences, ideas and helpful hints about family mealtime and other popular topics. Led by a panel of four popular bloggers, Club Mum - a play on moms being 'mum' about their best-kept secrets - is a new forum for moms to connect online and share their tips for how they deliver the...

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2010-10-18 12:10:45

According to a study conducted at Hull University, chocolate can help diabetics control dangerously high cholesterol levels. Other studies have suggested that chocolate with high levels of cocoa solids are rich in polyphenols, which can reduce the risk of heart disease. The new study found that cholesterol levels fell in a small number of diabetics when given bars that are rich in polyphenols. However, leading health charity Diabetes U.K., said the high fat and sugar content would outweigh...

2010-10-11 17:00:00

Yummy Morning Meals That Won't Kill Your Diet YONKERS, NY, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many fast-food joints sell eggs and other morning goodies -- but not all of them are good for you. A new breakfast test in the November 2010 issue ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, rates the best and worst choices at seven popular restaurants based on calories, fat, and sodium. "Going for a greasy burger for lunch isn't great, but making a bad choice for breakfast is, well,...

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2010-10-04 09:16:58

A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress, according to a team of Penn State researchers who looked at how these foods, which contain polyunsaturated fats, influence blood pressure at rest and under stress. Previous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids -- like the alpha linolenic acid found in walnuts and flax seeds -- can reduce low density lipoproteins (LDL) -- bad cholesterol. These foods may also reduce c-reactive protein and other...

2010-10-04 07:00:00

PARAMUS, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL) is launching Smart Balance(TM) Lactose-Free Fat Free and Calcium milk, the latest addition to its popular line of enhanced milks and innovative heart healthier products. The makers of Smart Balance created the lactose-free products to meet the needs of the estimated 50 million people in the U.S. who are lactose intolerant and cannot digest milk products. "We are pleased to offer lactose-free milks which taste great...

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2010-10-02 05:15:00

For the past 25 years or more health experts have warned that saturated fat was a major cause of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, new evidence has shown that saturated fat intake has only a very small impact on the risk of CVD, which has caused many experts to change their stance on the evils of saturated fat. The Global Dairy Platform has promoted several research articles published in the October issue of Lipids, which provides evidence of recent advances in...

2010-09-01 14:09:04

The DASH eating plan, known to reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol, also reduces the 10-year risk of heart attack, especially among African-Americans, according to research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. The DASH eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products as well as whole grains, poultry, fish and nuts. The plan also calls for a reduction in fats, red meat, sweets, and sugar-containing...

2010-08-24 11:07:00

World Heart Federation and CanolaInfo Team Up to Promote Smart Eating for the Heart CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world, accounting for about a third (more than 17 million) of all lost lives. The good news is a healthy lifestyle can save the majority of these lives by preventing heart disease in the first place. In honor of World Heart Day on Sept. 26, 2010, CanolaInfo has joined forces with the World Heart...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • 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.
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