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2010-10-02 05:15:00

For the past 25 years or more health experts have warned that saturated fat was a major cause of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, new evidence has shown that saturated fat intake has only a very small impact on the risk of CVD, which has caused many experts to change their stance on the evils of saturated fat. The Global Dairy Platform has promoted several research articles published in the October issue of Lipids, which provides evidence of recent advances in...

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2010-07-17 06:45:00

Researchers in France reported Friday that overeating combined with the wrong mix of fats in one's diet can cause obesity to be carried over from one generation to the next. The scientists showed in experiments that too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3 can lead to overweight offspring. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in a typical Western diet has shifted from 5-to-1 to 15-to-1 in much of Europe, and up to 40-to-1 in the U.S. The average ratio in the breast milk of American women has...

2010-07-15 02:59:05

Study is first to look at trans fat trends in major fast food chains Five major fast food chains have significantly decreased trans fats in the oils they use to cook food, according to new research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The latest research findings suggest that major fast food chains may have been responsive to health concerns from the public and that potential future marketplace shifts to watch for in response to current nutrition concerns include changes...

2010-07-01 14:19:27

UAB researchers decode a cascade of signals within tumour cells activated by olive oil The researchers decoded a complete cascade of signals within breast tumour cells activated by virgin olive oil, and concluded that benefits include decrease in the activity of the oncogene p21Ras, changes in protein signaling pathways, stimulation of tumour cell death and prevention of DNA damage. The study was carried out in an experimental model and researchers have already begun a new study with human...

2010-03-24 09:13:17

Omega-3-rich food linked to lower risk Women whose diets are rich in foods containing Omega-3 oils might be less likely to develop endometriosis, while those whose diets are heavily laden with trans fats might be more likely to develop the debilitating condition, new research published today (Wednesday 24 March) suggests. The study - which is the largest to have investigated the link between diet and endometriosis risk and the first prospective study to identify a modifiable risk factor for...

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2010-03-23 07:27:58

New study just the second dietary intervention to show a reduction in coronary heart disease Although for nearly 60 years people have been urged to decrease their consumption of saturated fats to prevent heart disease, until now there has been surprisingly little scientific evidence that doing so actually decreased the risk of coronary heart disease events. A new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) provides the first conclusive evidence from randomized clinical...

2010-02-25 07:34:23

Post-menopausal women who reported consuming the most daily dietary fat had a 40 percent higher incidence of clot-caused strokes compared to women who ate the least amount, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2010. The incidence of ischemic stroke also increased by 30 percent in the quartile of women consuming the highest daily amount of trans fat (average intake 7 grams per day) compared to those who consumed the least (average...

2010-02-09 14:02:00

Give a Gift for the Heart with "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen" Cookbook CHICAGO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Show your love this Valentine's Day by giving a gift for the heart with the new cookbook "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil" by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and CanolaInfo. Whether you cook some of these recipes for love or give the cookbook as a gift, you will literally help look after someone's heart....

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2009-12-12 10:25:00

A new study shows that people who are at a healthy weight shouldn't worry about their fat intake over time, according to a recent Reuters report. The research team found the percentage of calories a person got from fat, as opposed to protein or carbohydrates, had nothing to do with how much weight they gained in the next years. Dr. Nita Forouhi of the Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK found the kinds of fat they ate didn't matter either. Forouhi's findings...

2009-12-08 14:28:57

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, primarily found in fish and seafood, may have a role in colorectal cancer prevention, according to results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Dec. 6-9, 2009, in Houston. "Experimental data have shown benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in colorectal carcinogenesis, ranging from reduced tumor growth, suppression of angiogenesis and inhibition of metastasis," said Sangmi Kim,...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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