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2012-07-04 01:40:50

Women with a higher intake of dietary saturated fats have fewer mature oocytes available for collection in IVF, according to results of a study from the Harvard School of Public Health funded by the US National Institutes of Health. The study investigated the effect of dietary fat (classified as total, saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omega 6, omega 3 and trans) on a range of preclinical and clinical outcomes in women having IVF. Results showed that the intake of saturated fat was...

Atkins-style Diets May Have Cardiovascular Risk
2012-06-27 11:33:19

Women who follow a low carbohydrate on a daily basis are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease (such as heart disease and stroke) than those who do not, according to a new study  published in the British Medical Journal. Although the numbers are small -- an extra 4-5 cases of cardiovascular disease per 10,000 women per year -- the authors say that this is a 28% increase in the number of cases and that these results are upsetting in a population of young women who may be at risk to...

Specific Salad Dressings Impact Nutrient Absorption
2012-06-20 06:02:13

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com [ Watch the Video ] When shopping for salad dressing, the flavors can run the gamut. Thousand Island, Ranch, Sweet and Sour, and others — not to mention the dozen options of fat, non-fat, and low-fat. However, a new study helps consumers better understand what dressings can help them absorb the most nutrients. Researchers from Purdue University found that certain salad dressings can help consumers get the best nutrients and vitamins from their...

2012-06-14 02:22:46

BROMSGROVE, England, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The complexity of food reformulation is discussed in detail in this month's management briefing from just-food: Fat Reformulation - Challenge of change. [http://bit.ly/OGnxiK ] Contributing editor Ben Cooper offers a detailed analysis on the pressures, strengths and strains certain companies are facing from food regulators and campaigners in the reformulating of fats. This four part management briefing...

2012-06-12 02:25:29

DENVER, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. today announced that a recently released epidemiology study published in Nutrition Journal has come to the mistaken conclusion that a low-carbohydrate diet, like the Atkins Diet(TM), is to blame for rising cholesterol levels between 1986 and 2010 in a Swedish population. However, based on the study abstract, this population actually consumed a high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, which is very different from the Atkins Diet. Based...

2012-06-11 17:44:24

A 25 year study in Northern Sweden, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition Journal, is the first to show that a regional and national dietary intervention to reduce fat intake, decreased cholesterol levels, but a switch to the popular low carbohydrate diet was paralleled by in an increase in cholesterol levels. Over the entire 25 year period the population BMI continued to increase, regardless of either diet, and both the increase in body mass and increased cholesterol...

Study Links Saturated Fat To Cognitive Decline
2012-05-21 04:28:00

Saturated fats, already decried by health experts because past studies have linked them to cardiovascular and other diseases, could actually impair how well a person's brain functions, according to a new study published Friday in the Annals of Neurology. In the paper, researchers from Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston analyzed the diets of more than 6,000 women aged 65 or older over the course of four years, Brian Fung, associate editor at The Atlantic, wrote late last week....

2012-05-19 00:04:31

It has been known for years that eating too many foods containing "bad" fats, such as saturated fats or trans fats, isn't healthy for your heart. However, according to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), one "bad" fat–saturated fat–was found to be associated with worse overall cognitive function and memory in women over time. By contrast, a "good" fat–mono-unsaturated fat was associated with better overall cognitive function and memory. This study is...

2012-05-02 05:39:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Chocolate has been a part of the human diet for at least 4,000 years! More than 10 pounds of chocolate is consumed annually by the typical American. Now, recent research shows that chocolate is a great source of myriad substances that could have important health benefits. Chocolate contains "flavanols," a compound that appears to play a variety of bodily roles related to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. Many large-scale human studies have...

2012-04-30 13:03:33

Better strategies to support healthy eating needed, researchers report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics It is often thought that starting a family will lead parents to healthier eating habits, as they try to set a good example for their children. Few studies, however, have evaluated how the addition of children into the home may affect parents' eating habits. Changes in family finances, the challenges of juggling schedules, or a child's eating preferences may...