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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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2008-10-08 09:09:32

Results point to natural approaches for fighting obesity, eating disorders Fatty foods may not be the healthiest diet choice, but those rich in unsaturated fats "“ such as avocados, nuts and olive oil "“ have been found to play a pivotal role in sending this important message to your brain: stop eating, you're full. A new study by UC Irvine pharmacologists shows that these fats trigger production of a compound in the small intestine that curbs hunger pangs. This discovery, the...

2008-08-13 15:01:02

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Katie Stanton, +1-202-466-9633, for Kronos Longevity Research Institute High Omega-3 Fat Intake Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Reduces Inflammatory Markers, But Does Not Alter Endocrine Responsiveness PHOENIX, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study conducted by Phoenix-based Kronos Longevity Research Institute (KLRI) found that a diet high in omega-3 fat improves insulin sensitivity and reduces inflammatory markers, but does not alter endocrine...

2008-08-05 00:00:07

By Douglas Morino They've helped make 16 million Californians too fat, contributed to alarming rates of heart disease and played a role in creating what could be the first generation of Americans with a lower life expectancy than their parents. No wonder, then, that few people jumped off their couches to protest California's restaurant ban on trans fats, signed into law July 26. A cheap, artery-clogging ingredient used to preserve the shelf life of cookies, salad dressing, candy and...

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2008-04-11 11:20:00

Macadamia nuts included in a heart healthy diet reduced low-density cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and should be included among nuts with qualified health claims, according to researchers. "We looked at macadamia nuts because they are not currently included in the health claim for tree nuts, while other tree nuts are currently recommended as part of a heart healthy diet," says Dr. Amy E. Griel, a recent Penn State Ph.D. recipient in nutrition and now senior nutrition scientist at The Hershey...

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2007-04-16 16:50:00

WASHINGTON -- A major change in the national diet is under way: Heart-damaging trans fat is rapidly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant food, too. But are its replacements really healthier? It's a tricky time for consumers, because the answer depends on the food - and some are losing trans fat only to have another artery clogger take its place, that old nemesis saturated fat. "Right now the public has to be very careful ... if something says 'trans fat-free,' what else is in it?"...

2006-08-07 16:59:08

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study shows that eating one meal high in saturated fat can impair the ability of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), the "good" cholesterol, to ward off inflammation of the blood vessels, which is thought to be a key event in vascular disease. It can also impair the ability of blood vessels to react normally to stress. By contrast, consumption of a meal high in polyunsaturated fat "does not perturb these measures of vascular health," Dr. David S....