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2009-03-09 08:46:29

The western Canadian province of British Columbia has set limits on the amount of trans fats allowed in foods served in restaurants. Provincial Minister of Healthy Living and Sports Mary Polak said any provincially licensed food service will be required to comply with the new regulation by Sept. 30, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The move is the first of its kind by any regional government in Canada, Polak said. The regulation limits the amount of trans fat content in oils and...

2008-11-24 17:35:00

From a quantitative standpoint, mineral oil is probably the largest contaminant of our body. That this contaminant can be tolerated without health concerns in humans has not been proven convincingly. The current Editorial of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology reflects on this and concludes that this proof either has to be provided or we have to take measures to reduce our exposure "“ from all sources, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and the environmental...

2008-08-13 21:00:24

Excerpt from report by state-run Iranian radio external service from Mashhad on 12 August [Presenter] The prices of some foodstuffs have risen in Uzbekistan as a result of a drought. Our correspondent in Tashkent, Horun Abdurashid, has more details. [Passage omitted: the prices of foodstuffs have gone up in the world as more crops are being used for producing alternative fuel, the correspondent says] [Correspondent] Vegetable oil is one of the essential foodstuffs and the rise in...

2006-07-28 13:02:24

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fatty acids, which are found in fish, can help in weight loss when combined with moderate exercise, an Australian study found. The University of South Australia study found that daily doses of fish oil containing omega-3 fatty acids helped obese people burn off excess weight. "The omega-3 found in fish oil increases fat-burning ability by improving the flow of blood to muscles during exercise," university researcher Alison Hill told Reuters. The university's study...

2005-07-13 12:25:00

NEW YORK -- Striking a balance between two healthy forms of dietary fat may be key to lowering blood cholesterol, a small study suggests. Researchers found that a diet rich in a new type of sunflower oil -- which had relatively high concentrations of both polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fats -- bested olive oil when it came to lowering levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol among 31 men and women. The findings, say the researchers, point to the importance of replacing saturated fats...

2005-07-01 16:35:00

In the search for the best fats for a heart healthy diet, trans- and saturated fats have long been recognized as undesirable and those that contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are preferred -- with no clear benefit demonstrated for higher levels of either the PUFAs or the MUFAs within recommended limits. Now, a Penn State study provides evidence that the optimum dietary fat isn't one that contains either more PUFAs or more MUFAs, but one that...

2005-05-07 09:15:00

Research implicates cooking oils used in homes and restaurants HealthDay News -- High amounts of a toxin with known connections to heart disease and neurological disorders accumulate in vegetable-based cooking oils that are heated or reheated for hours at a time, new research shows. The fatty acid-derived toxin, called 4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal (HNE), forms in especially high amounts in polyunsaturated oils that have linoleic acid, which include canola, corn, soybean and sunflower,...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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