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2010-02-17 10:02:00

Themed issue highlights: -- A special-themed issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes highlights studies about women and cardiovascular disease. In an editorial, researchers wrote that the pool of data on the topic is still limited and has left "more questions than answers." -- Researchers in one featured study found women are underrepresented in research areas cited in the American Heart Association's prevention guidelines for women. -- Another study found that after...

2010-02-09 14:02:00

Give a Gift for the Heart with "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen" Cookbook CHICAGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Show your love this Valentine's Day by giving a gift for the heart with the new cookbook "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and CanolaInfo. Whether you cook some of these recipes for love or give the cookbook as a gift, you will literally help look after someone's heart....

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2010-02-09 07:49:13

A Mediterranean diet may help people avoid the small areas of brain damage that can lead to problems with thinking and memory, according to a study released Feb. 8 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto April 10 to April 17, 2010. The study found that people who ate a Mediterranean-like diet were less likely to have brain infarcts, or small areas of dead tissue linked to thinking problems. The Mediterranean diet includes high intake of...

2010-02-02 16:34:50

Simple ways teens can combat high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease; initiate small incremental changes during American Heart Month Pamphlets detailing the warning signs associated with heart disease may soon end up in an unexpected location: your child's pediatrician's office. According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five American teens has at least one risk factor for developing heart disease in adulthood. With heart...

2010-02-01 18:24:30

Individuals at extremely high risk of developing psychosis appear less likely to develop psychotic disorders following a 12-week course of fish oil capsules containing long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Early treatment in schizophrenia and other psychoses has been linked to better outcomes," the authors write as background information in the article. "Given that...

2010-01-19 07:00:00

LAKELAND, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of American adults revealed that while most feel knowledgeable when it comes to heart health, many do not put their knowledge into practice.(1) In fact, 81 percent of respondents reported feeling well-informed about ways to maintain heart health and almost nine out of 10 knew they could help reduce the risk of heart disease by exercising and maintaining a healthy diet. Despite this understanding, they failed to make the best food...

2010-01-14 14:19:00

FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When a player is just not doing their job on the field, the coach yells for a substitution. Yet, when fun celebrations for watching the Big Game are being planned, most hosts often serve up some of the most caloric and nutrient-poor snacks around. Renowned healthy chef Kathleen Daelemans, author of "Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen," and registered dietitians Keri Glassman author of "The O Diet" and Alyse Levine, diet and nutrition contributor for...

2009-12-16 09:58:00

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New research published online, December 10, 2009 indicates that bioactive compounds in pistachios, and molecules present in pistachios, have anti-inflammatory properties. Pistachio oil decreases levels of an inflammatory marker known as "Ifit-2" (INF-induced protein with tetratricopeptide repeats 2). Inflammation is a complex biological response to harmful stimuli, pathogens, damaged cells or irritants, and it underlies functional changes associated...

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2009-12-12 10:25:00

A new study shows that people who are at a healthy weight shouldn't worry about their fat intake over time, according to a recent Reuters report. The research team found the percentage of calories a person got from fat, as opposed to protein or carbohydrates, had nothing to do with how much weight they gained in the next years. Dr. Nita Forouhi of the Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK found the kinds of fat they ate didn't matter either. Forouhi's findings...

2009-12-09 18:54:25

New scientific research has shown that low-carbohydrate high-fat diets, made popular by the likes of the Atkins diet, do not achieve more weight loss than low-fat high-carbohydrate diets. Worryingly, the research, lead by Dr Steven Hunter from the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, also shows significantly increased risks of cardiovascular disease for people following low-carbohydrate high-fat diets. The research shows that the risks of low-carbohydrate high-fat diets far outweigh the...