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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...

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...

2012-04-12 21:11:19

About 300 000 years ago humans adapted genetically to be able to produce larger amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. This adaptation may have been crucial to the development of the unique brain capacity in modern humans. In today's life situation, this genetic adaptation contributes instead to a higher risk of developing disorders like cardiovascular disease. The human nervous system and brain contain large amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and these are essential for the...

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2012-03-14 09:32:49

A new report in the journal Human Reproduction showcases a study that links fatty, high-carbohydrate diets to lower sperm counts. A better diet that included high intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and plant oils, were associated with higher sperm concentration, reports BBC News. The team, led by Prof Jill Attaman from Harvard Medical School in Boston, questioned 99 men about their diet and analyzed sperm samples over the course of four years. Compared with those eating the...

2012-03-01 13:16:16

Older women whose diets include a substantial amount of trans fats are more likely than their counterparts to suffer an ischemic stroke, a new study shows. However, the risk of stroke associated with trans fat intake was lower among women taking aspirin, according to the findings from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers. The study, "Trans Fat Intake, Aspirin and Ischemic Stroke Among Postmenopausal Women," was published Thursday (March 1, 2012) online in the journal...

2012-02-09 10:49:54

Blood levels of trans—fatty acids (TFAs) in white adults in the U.S. population decreased by 58 percent from 2000 to 2009 according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in the Feb. 8 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. This is the first time CDC researchers have been able to measure trans fats in human blood. CDC researchers selected participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) years 2000 and 2009...

2012-01-31 12:57:07

-A study conducted within the framework of the NUTRIMENTHE project —coordinated by the University of Granada- revealed that infants born to mothers who consumed a considerable amount of fish during pregnancy score higher in verbal intelligence and fine motor skill tests, and present an increased prosocial behavior. -Blood samples were collected from 2 000 women at 20 gestational weeks and from the umbilical cord of the infant at birth Can pregnant women improve their progeny´s...


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