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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...

2009-05-14 18:52:40

People who eat fish, nuts and olive oil may lower their risk of age-related blindness, Australian researchers said. Two studies, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, link lowered risk of age-related macular degeneration to eating omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and regular consumption of fish and/or nuts in the diet. In one study, Jennifer Tan of Westmead Hospital of University of Sydney, 2,454 participants completed a food frequency questionnaire in 1992. Five and ten years...

2009-05-08 13:25:18

Women given probiotics -- good bacteria -- in the first trimester of their pregnancy had less belly fat one year after giving birth, Finnish researchers said. Kirsi Laitinen of the University of Turku in Finland presented her findings at the European Congress on Obesity in Amsterdam. Laitinen said the research suggests manipulating the balance of bacteria in the gut may help fight obesity. In the study, 256 women were randomly divided into three groups during the first trimester of pregnancy....

2009-03-12 17:26:00

NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Fewer than half of Americans know that the "better" fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) can help reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a recent survey by the American Heart Association. See video from the American Heart Association at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/aha_36307/ "Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. Consumers have heard a lot about the 'bad' fats lately and what not to eat. That's why it's important for people to...

2009-02-25 10:25:00

MIDLAND, Mich., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unified effort to help address the public health concern of obesity in Michigan, MidMichigan Health will go trans fat free effective March 1. As a result, trans fats will be eliminated from patient meals, cafeteria menus, catering services, vending machines and gift shop shelves at MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alma, Clare, Gladwin and Midland, as well as MidMichigan Stratford Village and Gladwin Pines. (Logo:...

2009-02-25 06:00:00

Omega-9 Canola and Sunflower Oils drive better restaurant menu options INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Heart Health Month marks a significant milestone in North America with the reduction of nearly a half billion pounds of trans and saturated fats over the past three years. Since the market introduction in 2006, Omega-9 Canola and Sunflower Oils, developed by Dow AgroSciences, have replaced more than 340 million pounds of trans fat, and 130 million pounds of saturated fat,...

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2009-01-13 13:48:59

A research group from the University of Cordoba has managed to determine the beneficial dietary effects of a protein ketogenic diet rich in olive oil. According to the study, Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet (SKMD) is an effective way of losing weight, lowering blood pressure and improving fasting blood glucose levels. Ketogenic diets are an effective healthy way of losing weight since they promote a non-atherogenic lipid profile, lower blood pressure and decrease resistance to insulin...

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2008-12-26 09:05:00

Looking for a tastier way to be healthier? A new study suggests eating a traditional Mediterranean diet of cereals, vegetables, fruits and olive oil plus a daily serving of mixed nuts could be the key to better health.The study was designed for those looking to manage metabolic abnormalities, such as abdominal obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood glucose levels. All of those conditions are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.A traditional Mediterranean diet, which...

2008-12-09 15:21:49

Saturated fats from butter, cream and meat, as well as trans fats found in hydrogenated oils can boost heart disease risk, a Canadian researcher said. However, consuming monounsaturated fat -- nuts, avocados, olive oil, flaxseed oil, grape seed oil -- can be good for the heart, a University of Montreal researcher said. Research on animals and some clinical trials show that not all fats have the same effect on weight, Nadiah Moussavi, a graduate student from the University of Montreal said...


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