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2011-09-29 23:03:00

A major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other health- and life-threatening conditions, obesity is epidemic in the United States and other developed nations where it's fueled in large part by excessive consumption of a fat-rich "Western diet." But not all fats are equal. Animal-derived saturated fats like lard and butter are strongly linked to adverse health effects, but unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from plants and cold-water fish like salmon and mackerel...

2011-09-22 11:01:54

When the enzyme fatty acid synthase sparks the production of long chain fatty acids, the cells have energy, can make membranes and carry out activities important to life. However, too much of the enzyme is associated with inflammation and cancer. A new study by Baylor College of Medicine in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences elucidates the crystal (x-ray) structure of a part (domain) of the enzyme. That study — which refined the structure to atomic level -- revealed...

2011-09-20 00:10:30

University of Kansas scientists have found new evidence that infant formulas fortified with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are good for developing brains and hearts. In the randomized, double-blind study, 122 term infants were fed one of four formulas from birth to 12 months; three with varying levels of two LCPUFAs (DHA and ARA) and one formula with no LCPUFA, and tested at four, six and nine months of age. By simultaneously measuring the heart rate and visual...

Mother’s Diet Can Positively Influence Infant Allergies
2011-09-09 13:23:16

  According to new research, pregnant women can reduce the chances of their babies developing food allergies by eating a diet rich in fish oil and nuts. Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acids prompt the gut to develop in a way that boosts the immune system. The team from France's National Agricultural Research Institute (INRA) found that when pregnant women ate a diet high in a particular group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), the gut walls of their offspring were...

2011-08-28 12:00:00

Nutri-Med Logic says that research on an effective dietary education is past due for those with prostate concerns. Currently prostatitis affects around 15% of the men, clinical benign prostate hyperplasia around 20-40% and Prostate cancer remains the most common cancer in men, with the estimated 240,890 new cases and 33,720 deaths for 2011. (1,2,3) Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 28, 2011 Nutri-Med Logic Corp: The result of the experimental studies by the Health Science Center, a Department...

2011-08-26 19:10:00

AMBO Foods, makers of the Omega Cookie, will be teaming up with The Larsen Center in Sarasota FL to study how much omega 3 improves the focus and testing abilities of children. Preliminary studies suggest that regularly taking an adequate dose of omega 3 may reduce testing mistakes by up to 50 percent. Venice, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 The study will be conducted by AMBO Foods, makers of the Omega Cookie, and will focus on how omega 3 from broad spectrum fish oil increases the testing...

2011-06-08 06:49:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Millions of adults are diagnosed with obesity each year, but how do fat cell membranes adapt to this high body mass index? A study led by Matej Oresic, from VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, suggests that adaptation of fat cell membranes to obesity may play a major role in early stages of inflammatory disorders. Many of those diagnosed with obesity suffer from a disorder known as metabolic syndrome which includes symptoms such as hypertension and elevated blood...

2011-04-21 14:08:44

Eating more n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, commonly known as omega-3 fatty acids, may help carriers of a genetic variant on the perilipin 4 (PLIN4) gene locus lose weight more efficiently. Based on this observation, researchers at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University identified a microRNA (miRNA) which may elucidate the underlying biological mechanism. Led by Jose M. Ordovas, PhD, director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at the...

2011-04-14 12:24:29

Animal cell membranes are a bilayer of phospholipids (charged fat molecules) made up to various degrees of fatty acids that must be acquired from the diet. The essential polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to be important in resistance to a variety of diseases and in coping with changes in body temperature. It is generally believed that mammals are unable to alter the proportions of essential fatty acids in their cell membranes except by changing their diets. Furthermore, mammals are...

2011-02-18 09:45:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avocados sometimes get a bad rap for being high in fat and are often avoided when consuming fruits and vegetables. According to the Hass Avocado Commission, one ounce of Hass Avocados contains 3.5 grams of mono- and polyunsaturated fat and a half-gram of saturated fat. Unsaturated fats increase HDL or "good" cholesterol, which, according to The American Heart Association may protect against heart attacks. On the flip side, saturated fats...


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