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NHLBI study shows reduced fat intake to lower cholesterol is safe and beneficial for children

... study, participants in the usual care group began consuming dietary cholesterol in amounts similar to those re...ades, for example, have shown that adolescents are consuming less total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. "The results of these surveys - coupled with the new...

Researchers trace toxins from algal blooms through the marine food web in Monterey Bay

...ulated enough domoic acid to be harmful to animals consuming them. Krill are small, shrimp-like crustaceans th... known about how different species are affected by consuming prey tainted with domoic acid, Silver said. The most well-documented cases of domoic acid poisoning ...

Neuroscience contest prompts 'thinking about thinking'

...eans another. Hopfield noted such a system is time consuming - it requires several signals to make a good reading just as it takes 10 or 15 seconds to take a person's pulse. If neurons could respond to the timing of individual spikes rather than just averages of many spikes, they could perform faster and mor...

University of Texas Southwestern study confirms that substituting regular margarine for butter reduces cholesterol levels

...des to cause heart disease," Denke said. "Children consuming diets high in saturated fat have higher cholesterol levels and more coronary artery plaque buildup than children on low saturated fat diets. A healthy diet has important long-term benefits." Other researchers on the study included Anh Nguyen, re...

Increased consumption of soy protein may help lower cholesterol

...urnal cited 38 clinical studies and concluded that consuming between 25 to 50 grams per day is both safe and effective in reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by up to 8 percent. LDL is considered the "bad" cholesterol in blood. "When foods containing intact soy protein were substituted in these...

UC Davis study shows spirulina boosts immune system

...cro-organisms. Additional studies with individuals consuming spirulina are needed to determine whether these dramatic effects extend beyond the laboratory." In the body, the preferential increase in the production of interferon-g over interferon-4 would shift the immune system towards mounting a cell-mediated...

Household exposure to passive smoke depletes some vitamins in non-smokers

...e same household have worse diets than nonsmokers, consuming fewer servings of fruits and vegetables which are rich sources of micronutrients. Alberg et al. studied the serum micronutrient levels of subjects, usually spouses, who were living with active smokers. Among these non- and former smokers, exposure t...

UNC-CH study offers new evidence that garlic protects against cancers

...health and medicine. "It doesn't matter if they're consuming garlic in China or in the United States, the effec...ts on other forms of cancer." Possible benefits of consuming garlic might be somewhat overestimated in the study by what is called "publication bias," Poole said...

Americans still consume one-third of calories from low-nutrient 'tip of the pyramid'

... odds of meeting recommended nutrient standards or consuming foods from all 5 food groups decreased with increasing intake of EDNP foods. In participants who consumed the highest levels of EDNP's, more than 50% of carbohydrate intake and more than 45% of fat intake came from nutrient-poor foods. As the percen...

Foods puffed up with air can aid weight management

...e men consumed, the less they ate at lunch. After consuming the biggest smoothie, the men ate 12 percent - or about 100 calories -less lunch than they did when they drank the smallest one - even though both drinks contained the exact same ingredients and the same number of calories. In her best selling book ...

Balanced diet lowers homocysteine, reducing risk of heart disease

...to eat just an occasional fruit or vegetable while consuming a high-fat diet." Study results are published in the August 22 issue of Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. This study was part of the original DASH trial, which showed that the DASH diet significantly lowered blood pressure. Result...

Scientists decipher structure of toxin responsible for botulism

... molecular structure would be invaluable to people consuming botulinum-tainted food, and to soldiers on the battlefield or others facing the threat of biological weapons. "You have to understand the toxicity and how it works to find preventive measures," Swaminathan says. To decipher the toxin's molecular stru...

Study: too much sugar, not enough milk may damage U.S. teens' health

...ry data to quantify these trends." That teens are consuming 17 percent less energy than in the 1960s but still are gaining weight likely can be explained by their significantly lower levels of physical activity, they said. Other concerns the analysis revealed were inadequate fiber and non-potato vegetable int...

Food chain length depends on size of pond

...sk for the fish from the small lake. Your risk of consuming bioaccumulated contaminants is probably lower with the trout from the smaller lake," said David M. Post in a prepublication interview. A graduate student of ecology at Cornell and IES, Post is one of three authors (together with Michael L. Pace, aqua...

Research indicates global warming could impact songbird populations

...tory songbirds can actually enhance tree growth by consuming leaf-eating caterpillars," Sillett said. Although the El Nio cycle is a natural phenomenon, many climatologists believe that global warming is escalating the cycle's frequency and severity. This could lead to stronger and more common El Nio and La Ni...

Women failing to take vitamin that helps prevent serious birth defects, survey finds

...e communicating to women this urgent message about consuming folic acid, but we see that there's a lot of work left to do. There are parallels here with the anti-smoking campaigns that took almost 30 years to achieve a major decrease in smoking rates." She noted that 9 out of 10 women do not know that folic a...

Ecological trends of food availability yield clues to Americans' weight problem

...ome, relying more on convenience foods, and may be consuming larger food portions. Combining government and commercial food industry sources, the researchers conducted computer-assisted searches of English-language publications to calculate per capita estimates of the availability of a number of foods items. ...

New UF study shows value of folate for older women

...der women, University of Florida nutritionists say consuming folate-rich foods daily can benefit women well into their golden years. "For the past decade, women of childbearing age have been encouraged to take extra folic acid to reduce the risk of birth defects," said Lynn Bailey, professor of human nutritio...

Genetically engineered foods: science and nature don't necessarily mix

...ired sense of smell and shortened lifespan in bees consuming pollen from GE plants; changed hormone levels and ...ing death or impaired health in non-target species consuming insects that fed on crops with bacillicus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins. Getting Workers Back on th...

Chlordane found in foods decades after pesticide use

...earch. You can substantially reduce the chances of consuming chlordane -- a colorless, tasteless compound still affecting foods grown where it was used -- by washing food in water before eating it, said Mattina, head of the department of analytical chemistry at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station i...

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