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2012-09-18 23:09:27

Addressing the obesity epidemic by preventing excess calorie consumption with government regulation of portion sizes is justifiable and could be an effective measure to help prevent obesity-related health problems and deaths, according to a Viewpoint in the September 19 issue of JAMA, and theme issue on obesity. Thomas A. Farley, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, presented the article at a JAMA media briefing. "Americans consume...

School Lunch Gets Graded
2012-09-15 05:45:54

Video: Children Need Healthy School Lunches redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New USDA guidelines passed earlier this year may have been designed to ensure that students get healthier school lunches, but they're reportedly receiving mixed grades from students who aren't always happy with the culinary choices offered by their learning institutions. While the new guidelines see students "piling more carrots, more apples and fewer fatty foods on their trays," they...

2012-08-10 23:00:47

Natural Health Sherpa publishes a review of the health benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Natural Health Sherpa recently published a review of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) — a trans-fat that purportedly helps fight against heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and obesity. The leading natural health website went through several published studies to get the facts. The studies show that CLA helps reduce fat in mice, particularly in the...

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2012-08-08 21:57:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The cholesterol levels are showing some improvement among U.S. children and adolescents, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers studied 16,000 children and adolescents, and found that there has been a decrease in average total cholesterol levels over the past 2 decades. The process of atherosclerosis starts at childhood, and having lower cholesterol levels could ultimately...

2012-07-26 23:03:15

If so many low fat foods are available, why does the Western world get fatter every year? The answer, said a French researcher, is people are seduced by food products that claim to be healthy and think that eating more carries no repercussions. Dr. Hooman Shabatian, a Los Angeles weight loss surgeon, recommends carefully reading nutrition labels to avoid overeating supposedly healthy food. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Food products advertised as healthy lead consumers to...

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...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.