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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...

2010-07-29 15:30:59

A new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and a 'Western-style' diet in adolescents. The research findings have just been published online in the international Journal of Attention Disorders. Leader of Nutrition studies at the Institute, Associate Professor Wendy Oddy, said the study examined the dietary patterns of 1800 adolescents from the long-term Raine Study and classified diets into 'Healthy' or 'Western' patterns. "We found...

2010-07-15 02:59:05

Study is first to look at trans fat trends in major fast food chains Five major fast food chains have significantly decreased trans fats in the oils they use to cook food, according to new research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The latest research findings suggest that major fast food chains may have been responsive to health concerns from the public and that potential future marketplace shifts to watch for in response to current nutrition concerns include changes...

2010-07-12 06:30:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New research has found that people who consume relatively high amounts of flavonols have a lower risk of stroke. Tea was most likely the major contributor of flavonols in the diet, ranging from 30 percent (US) to 70 percent (the Netherlands) of the total intake. Flavonols are a subclass of flavonoids. Flavonoids are dietary compounds found in tea, wine, cocoa, fruit and vegetables. They contribute significantly to taste, color and possibly...

2010-06-15 16:15:46

Study highlights:     * Following a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining heart rate variability.    * The more a participant's eating pattern matched a Mediterranean-style diet, the greater his heart rate variability.    * Genes do not entirely control heart rate variability, indicating that a Mediterranean-style diet could help people with a family history of heart disease.   A study of twins shows that...

2010-06-15 14:54:08

Women who eat foods rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals may have a lower risk of developing the most common type of cataract that occurs in the United States, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Cataracts, which increase in prevalence with age, are the most important cause of blindness in the world; in the United States, cataract is the most prevalent cause of visual impairment due to eye disease according to...

2010-06-14 18:30:00

CHICAGO, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) voted today at its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new public health policies: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO) Public Health Lessons from the Gulf Oil Spill New policy adopted today will pair the AMA with the appropriate federal agencies to convene an expert panel to address the immediate and long-term human and environmental health impacts of the massive oil spill in the...

2010-06-09 11:08:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of new research studies underscores the important role of dairy foods in the diets of Americans, particularly children. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends three daily servings of nutrient-rich, low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt for adults and children 9 years of age or older, and 2 daily servings for children ages 2-8.(i) A recent abstract shows that milk is the leading food source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamin D and...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'