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2010-03-23 07:27:58

New study just the second dietary intervention to show a reduction in coronary heart disease Although for nearly 60 years people have been urged to decrease their consumption of saturated fats to prevent heart disease, until now there has been surprisingly little scientific evidence that doing so actually decreased the risk of coronary heart disease events. A new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) provides the first conclusive evidence from randomized clinical...

2010-03-09 07:00:00

Montefiore Nutritionist Explains How to Uncover Hidden Trans Fats and Protect Your Heart NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food labels can be confusing, even for the most health-conscious consumer. You may have learned by now that trans fats commonly found in margarines, fried foods, and baked goods are harmful to the body and the heart. Trans fats are formed when previously healthy liquid oils are hydrogenated, or hardened, a process often used to improve the texture of...

2010-02-25 07:34:23

Post-menopausal women who reported consuming the most daily dietary fat had a 40 percent higher incidence of clot-caused strokes compared to women who ate the least amount, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. The incidence of ischemic stroke also increased by 30 percent in the quartile of women consuming the highest daily amount of trans fat (average intake 7 grams per day) compared to those who consumed the least (average...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.