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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,...

2009-10-10 07:39:22

Individuals who follow the Mediterranean dietary pattern -rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish- appear less likely to develop depression, according to a report of the University of Navarra, published in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. The lifetime prevalence of mental disorders has been found to be lower in Mediterranean than Northern European countries, according to background information in the article. One plausible explanation is that the diet...

2009-09-23 09:00:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world, so having a heart-smart diet is important to everyone's health. People with diabetes especially need such a diet as they are at greater risk for heart disease and having it occur earlier in life. "The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Recipes Made with Canola Oil," a new cookbook from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and CanolaInfo, is here to help. To view the...

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2009-09-14 07:15:00

Blame your brain for sabotaging your efforts to get back on track after splurging on an extra scoop of ice cream or that second burger during Friday night's football game. Findings from a new UT Southwestern Medical Center study suggest that fat from certain foods we eat makes its way to the brain. Once there, the fat molecules cause the brain to send messages to the body's cells, warning them to ignore the appetite-suppressing signals from leptin and insulin, hormones involved in weight...

2009-09-02 09:30:00

Brown Bag it with Healthy Recipes Made with Canola Oil CHICAGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Put your heart into work this fall - as in protect your heart at work - in honor of World Heart Day* Sept. 27, which is celebrating workplace wellness this year. Heart disease is the number one cause of death globally. By 2015, almost 20 million people will die from cardiovascular diseases, mainly from heart disease and stroke, estimates the World Health Organization. The good news is that...

2009-09-01 07:25:16

Well known as the heart healthy diet, the Mediterranean diet may offer more benefits for diabetes patients. Meals filled with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats beat the traditional low-fat diet in a recent study. In a four-year study, 215 patients were randomly assigned to participate in either a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean style diet, or in a low-fat diet. Participants were overweight with newly- diagnosed type two diabetes. The study assessed the need for medication in...

2009-06-29 08:24:06

Between the 1932 and 2008 Olympic Games, world record times of the men's 100m sprint improved by 0.6 seconds due to improved training techniques and technological advances. Imagine if this improvement could be achieved by a simple change in diet. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Austria have managed to achieve an equivalent feat in mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids.Polyunsaturated fatty acids are important dietary components which mammals cannot...

2009-06-26 15:41:06

High intake of dietary fats from red meat and dairy products was associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study published online June 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This study was undertaken because research relating fat intake to pancreatic cancer was inconclusive. To examine the association, Rachael Z. Stolzenberg-Solomon, Ph.D., of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and...

2009-06-25 06:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts specifically recommend Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as a key omega-3 fatty acid for prenatal development(1, 2, 3). DHA, derived from plants or fish, is consumed in the form of food or nutritional supplements. However, there is increasing discussion about the risk of mercury contamination and fish allergies in association with some fish-based DHA. The plant-based DHA found in PreNexa(R) prenatal vitamins offers mothers-to-be a "next...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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