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2012-07-26 02:30:16

ST. LOUIS, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More Americans than ever consider omega-3s "healthy." The number of consumers who perceive omega-3 as a healthy fatty acid rose five points to 84 percent, according to the United Soybean Board's (USB) 19(th) annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition survey (vs. 79 percent in 2011). "Omega-3 continues to be the only fat consumers perceive as more healthy than unhealthy," says Lisa Kelly, MPH, RD, for the United Soybean Board. (Photo:...

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...

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...

2012-06-18 02:24:57

NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to bar restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas, food carts and bodegas from selling sodas and other sugary drinks in servings larger than 16 ounces; he believes that this ban will signal an effective way to fight obesity in a city that spends billions of dollars a year on weight-related health problems. To many, this proposal seems like an authoritarian, nanny state mandate. Why target sugary drinks, when...

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...

2012-06-11 10:14:57

Working with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, anthropologists at UC Santa Barbara have found high levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids in the breast milk of economically impoverished Amerindian woman as compared to women in the United States. Their research appears in the current issue of the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition. The study compared breast milk fatty acid composition in U.S. and Tsimane women. The Tsimane live in...

2012-06-04 10:23:11

MILFORD, Conn., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating healthier just got easier at SUBWAY® restaurants. Today, the world's largest restaurant chain, announces that they are the first and only quick service restaurant to apply and meet the American Heart Association's Heart-Check Meal Certification Program nutritional criteria. This prestigious meal certification from the American Heart Association, the nation's most recognized and trusted authority on heart health, which comes after a...

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...

2012-05-07 06:27:15

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Americans now spending 50% of their food dollars, and consuming the majority of their calories, at restaurants and other foodservice establishments, a new non-profit, non-governmental organization called the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) was launched this week to help consumers make better informed decisions on where to eat. USHFC will work to improve the health of Americans by providing incentives, programs and tools to the...


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Vistive Gold
2013-10-02 12:54:36

Vistive Gold, MON 87705, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant low-linolenic, high-oleic soybeans created by Monsanto. Vistive Gold was designed to be a replacement for hydrogenated oils and fats, which are high in trans-fatty acids. The decreased linolenic content enables Vistive Gold to have favorable traits for deep frying and increasing the shelf life of foods. The Federal Register declared on June 28, 2011 that Monsanto was petitioning the Animal and Plant...

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