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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...

Dark Chocolate Reduces Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
2012-04-26 06:29:00

Jason Farmer for RedOrbit.com There appears to be more good news for chocolate lovers based on recent findings by researchers at San Diego State University. Mounting evidence suggests that chocolate is a great source of substances known to have many important health benefits. For instance, chocolate contains specific compounds called flavanols. Several extensive studies have demonstrated the powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of these substances, and have documented a...

2012-04-24 23:12:49

Lessons from Experimental Biology 2012 This week at Experimental Biology (EB) 2012 in San Diego, experts are convening to discuss the latest science in a variety of health and disease-related areas, including nutrition. Research on whole egg consumption in individuals with metabolic syndrome as well as the positive effects of a higher-protein breakfast is further revealing the potential benefits of including eggs in the diet. Whole Egg Consumption May Improve Markers of Metabolic...

2012-04-20 10:15:23

If you eat low-fat dairy foods, you may be reducing your risk of stroke. In a Swedish study published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke, people who drank low-fat milk and ate low-fat yogurt and cheese had a lower risk of stroke compared to those who consumed full-fat dairy foods. Among 74,961 adults 45 to 83 years old, those who ate low-fat dairy foods had a 12 percent lower risk of stroke and a 13 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke than those who ate high-fat dairy...

2012-04-16 22:08:31

Foods high in fibre provide good protection against cardiovascular disease, and the effect is particularly marked in women. This is shown in a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The study, which was recently published in the scientific journal PLOS One, involved the study of the eating habits of over 20 000 residents of the Swedish city of Malmö, with a focus on the risk of cardiovascular disease. The importance of 13 different nutrient variables (aspects of fibre,...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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