Latest Unsaturated fat Stories

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...

2011-02-16 09:19:00

BANGALORE, India, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avesthagen Limited announced completion of a landmark project for the development of AvestaDHA(TM) - a vegetarian source of DHA (docohexanoic acid) omega 3 essential fatty acid based on an innovative approach using naturally occurring microalgae. DHA is a polyunsaturated mega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body. More specifically, DHA Omega-3 is a major structural component found in the brain gray matter, eye retina and the...

2011-02-11 13:43:40

International scientists broaden the debate For generations, the consumption of dairy products has been positively associated with the health and wellness of families and communities. Nevertheless, the recent shift in dietary trends has focused on "what not to eat" instead of emphasizing "what to eat," resulting in demonizing the naturally occurring fats in dairy, while overlooking its many essential nutrients. However, the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on...

2011-02-01 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week the U.S. government released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans with few changes since the 2005 version. The guidelines continue to urge Americans to keep their calorie intake from saturated fat to less than 10 percent and lower the amount of trans fat in their diet to as low as possible. The guidelines recommend these fats be replaced with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats; however, the average American is more likely to...

2011-02-01 17:43:42

Two lasers are better than one in a new technique called label-free stimulated Raman scattering microscopy that allows researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard University to identify the genes that regulate fat storage in the body. In a report in a recent issue of the journal Nature Methods, Dr. Meng C. Wang, assistant professor in the Huffington Center on Aging at BCM, and collaborators at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School used this new technique to identify eight...

2011-02-01 06:16:00

Limiting Saturated and Solid Fat Intake Can Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a country where cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing, dietary changes are critical. To this end, the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 call for saturated fat intake to be less than 10 percent of total daily calories, replacing those calories with unsaturated fat, and for the use of oils...

2011-01-27 10:25:00

According to a Spanish study published Wednesday, eating "junk foods" - foods with high levels of trans-fats and saturated fats - increases the risk of depression confirming previous studies. Researchers also showed that some products, such as olive oil, which is high in healthy omega-9 fatty acids, can fight against the risk of mental illness. Authors of the wide-reaching study, from the Universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, followed and analyzed the diet and lifestyle of...

2011-01-27 08:46:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Eating foods pumped full of trans-fats and saturated fats increases the risk of suffering from depression, according to a new study. However, researchers found that consuming olive oil protects against this illness. Investigators confirmed their theory after studying 12,059 volunteers over a six-year period. The participants had their diet, lifestyle, and ailments analyzed three times throughout the study. At the beginning of the study, none of the volunteers had...

2011-01-09 00:43:12

"Real food" advocate Nancy Deville, author of seven books in the health genre, including Death By Supermarket: The Fattening, Dumbing Down and Poisoning of America is making a case for "Real Food" Santa Monica, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 07, 2011 Over the past few decades the medical community hasn't been able to agree on the basic causes of our current obesity and disease epidemic. Now the pointing finger is aimed at carbs, the new villain. Does anyone have 'the final answer'? One expert...

2010-11-01 21:52:47

More evidence the Mediterranean diet is effective in cholesterol control The addition of monounsaturated fat (MUFA) to a cholesterol-lowering dietary portfolio in patients with mild to moderate elevated cholesterol levels increased HDL by 12.5% and lowered LDL levels by 35%, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj092128.pdf. Low HDL-C levels and high LDL-C levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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