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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...

2009-12-08 14:28:57

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, primarily found in fish and seafood, may have a role in colorectal cancer prevention, according to results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Dec. 6-9, 2009, in Houston. "Experimental data have shown benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in colorectal carcinogenesis, ranging from reduced tumor growth, suppression of angiogenesis and inhibition of metastasis," said Sangmi Kim,...

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2009-11-20 13:45:00

A new U.S. study showed that movie theater patrons who order a bag of popcorn or soft drink are consuming more calories than they may be aware of, AFP reported. Some of America's biggest cinema chains offer customers mind-boggling calorie counts, according to nutritional analysis of popcorn servings. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit group, compared some popcorn and drinks combos to consuming three McDonald's quarter-pounders topped with 12 pats of butter. In fact, a...

2009-11-17 12:00:12

Tufts University researchers have identified a gene-diet interaction that appears to influence body weight and have replicated their findings in three independent studies. Men and women carrying the CC genotype demonstrated higher body mass index (BMI) scores and a higher incidence of obesity, but only if they consumed a diet high in saturated fat. These associations were seen in the apolipoprotein A-II gene (APOA2) promoter. "We believe this is the first time a gene-diet interaction...

2009-11-09 16:50:37

After one year, a low-calorie, low-fat diet appears more beneficial to dieters' mood than a low-carbohydrate plan with the same number of calories, according to a report in the November 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Obese individuals who lose weight tend to have an improved psychological state, including a better mood, according to background information in the article. "Despite the consistency of official recommendations advocating a...

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2009-11-02 13:10:09

New research suggests that eating a diet high in processed food increases the risk of depression, BBC News reported. A team of researchers from the University College London found that people who ate plenty of vegetables, fruit and fish actually had a lower risk of depression. The British Journal of Psychiatry report compared dietary data on 3,500 middle-aged civil servants with depression data five years later. The study is the first to look at the UK diet and depression. Participants were...

2009-10-13 14:42:52

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between a mother's diet in pregnancy and a severe form of liver disease in her child. In a study, published in the journal Hepatology today, researchers at the University of Southampton found that a high fat diet during a woman's pregnancy makes her offspring more likely to develop a severe form of fatty liver disease when they reach adulthood. The findings are another piece in the jigsaw for scientists who believe diets containing too high...

2009-10-13 04:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaching for that chocolate chip cookie? Think twice. The American Heart Association (AHA) just released the strictest guidelines ever for added sugars, recommending Americans limit their diet to 100 calories (6 teaspoons) for women and 150 calories (nine teaspoons) for men each day. To combat risks of obesity and cardiovascular disease the AHA recommends Americans strictly limit their intake of added sugars with a diet that incorporates fruits,...

2009-10-10 07:39:22

Individuals who follow the Mediterranean dietary pattern -rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish- appear less likely to develop depression, according to a report of the University of Navarra, published in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. The lifetime prevalence of mental disorders has been found to be lower in Mediterranean than Northern European countries, according to background information in the article. One plausible explanation is that the diet...

2009-09-30 10:36:54

'No major role for fish' in the prevention of heart failure; only a possible beneficial effect in those with diabetes The consumption of fish has no major role in the prevention of heart failure, according to results from a large prospective population study.(1) The study, which was started in 1990 and involved all men and women over the age of 55 living in a suburb of Rotterdam, found no difference in the risk of developing heart failure between those who did eat fish and those who didn't....


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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