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Very-Low-Fat Diet May Compromise Immune Function, Increase Infection Risk In Trained Runners, UB Study Finds
...- Trained runners who severely limit the amount of fat
in theirdiets may be suppressing their immune syst...week on a diet composedof approximately 17 percent fat
compromised the runners' immune response. The medium and high-fat diets, composed ...
The Reason The French Have Low Levels Of Heart Disease
...ence. The crux of their hypothesis is that animal fat
consumption and serum cholesterol are relatively n...time-lag in the effect they have on health. Animal fat
consumption and serum cholesterol concentration have only been similar in French and British populat...
Genetic testing and modified diets may save babies born with genetic defect
...rmulas areavailable that both reduce the amount of fat
and change the types of fat
thatthe babies get. Older children must follow a special diet that accomplishes thesame thing. ...
UF researchers explore gene therapy to treat obesity
...eptin is a naturally occurring protein produced by fat
cells thatinhibits appetite and increases energy expenditure. It signals the brain,affecting the brain's secretion of appetite-regulating signals. Such signalsinclude neuropeptide Y, a chemical that UF researchers found stimulates appetite, said Saty...
New unified dietary guidelines offer nutritional protection against wide range of killer diseases
...tfoods including fruits and vegetables, and low in fat
-- is the right choice foran overall healthy lifes...her. Recent statistics show that average overall fat
consumption is down to about 34percent of total calories compared to about 40 percent a few years ag...
Eating proper foods at right time after exercise can speed recovery
...ntain a balanced diet that contains carbohydrates, fat
and protein, withthe protein making up 30 percent of the calories,at every meal, including snacks. Such a diet differs from currentrecommendations that suggest meals of 60 percent to 70percent carbohydrates and protein of less than 20 percent of calo...
Gene alterations may predict response to new cancer therapy
...gamma or PPARg), that helps fat
cells mature. The protein is also important for the metabolism of fats and sugars bycells. The study was published in a recent issue of MolecularCell. Eng, who is director of the ...
Factor for acquiring skin barrier function identified
...rnified envelope, which acts as ascaffold on which fat
molecules assemble to form a sealed barrier. "In ... they are fragile and crumpled." Additionally, the fat
layer, which forms the sealed barrier, was broken in micelacking Klf4. "Because the cornified enve...
Cinnamon is lethal weapon against E. coli O157:H7
...s ground meat, the bacteria can get trapped in the fat
orother cells and avoid contact with the cinnamon. But this cannot happen in afree-moving environment." Regardless of the K-State findings, people who are at greater thannormal risk for foodborne diseases-- namely the elderly, young children...
Chemistry of alcoholism, vitamin C and stress addiction antibodies, futurefoods, preventing brain cell death, children's environmental health risks
...ed to determine how use of different fats and milk fat
substitutes inchocolate ice cream affected the taste of chocolate ice cream. (See page 66,AGFD 97, 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 25, Convention Center, Room 210.)...
UT Southwestern researchers identify enzyme deficiency responsible for some sudden infant death cases
...ds, unlike the heart and skeletal muscle,which use fat
directly. "In these infants, fat
can get into the liver, but it can't be metabolized andreleased," Bennett said. "Hence infants' brai...
Landmark obesity study
...fect isn't simply a change inappetite, but also in fat
storage." "We continue to do follow-up research in mice and the results are promising sofar," said Brennan. "We hope to pair up with a strategic partner that will helpmove this study in to human clinical trials. If this process works in humans,we h...
Study shows black churches can help improve healthy behaviors
... other health experts now believe reducing dietary fat
andincreasing fruit and vegetable consumption can cut cancer risks, which arehigher and increasing among blacks, while providing other significant healthbenefits as well. "We found we could boost the amount of fruits and vegetables people int...
All fats are not created equal: Some fats may protect the heart
...commending that you replace some of that saturated fat
with monounsaturated orpolyunsatured fat. Monounsaturated fat
is abundant in olive and canola oil. Polyunsaturated fats are found in corn or soybean oil. Reportin...
Gene located for rare fat disorder
...podystrophy disorders cause selective loss of body fat
and are associated withthe same metabolic complica...dystrophies. It is characterized by a lack of body fat
from birth. Patientsappear extremely muscular and have little fat. They develop severe insulinresist...
UK study shows breast-feeding increases babies' IQ
...m the intrauterine supply of DHA and AA and haveno fat
stores of these basic long-chain fatty acids. Infant formulas sold in more than 60 countries, including most ofEurope, contain DHA and AA, but they are not found in formulas sold in theUnited States. Recent controlled clinical trials ...
Millennium and the Whitehead Institute identify novel protein important in fat absorption
...ounced thediscovery of a novel protein involved in fat
absorption. Data relating to theidentification an...ey stepin the absorption and metabolism of dietary fat
and its conversion to body fat,"said Lou Tartaglia, Ph.D., senior director of metabolic disease at M...
USGS finds elevated levels of organochlorine pesticides in Aleutian bald eagles
...nic currents, or possibly biologically in the fat
layers of migratory seabirds that nest at the Aleutians by the tens of millions. Birds of prey, such as bald eagles, peregrine falcons and ospreys, feed at the top of the food chain and are particularly sensitive to organoch...
Higher obesity rates prevail among Dutch women exposed to famine in utero
...om altered metabolic regulation of accumulatedbody fat
later in life. Exposure to famine, especially for the unborn, depends very much on its timing,with early gestation being a particularly vulnerable period. According to theauthors, "the Dutch famine was a unique nutritional challenge. It started ande...
Significant health benefits of a daily fish meal as part of a weight loss regimen
... that the fish meals were part of a relatively low fat
diet (30% or less ofcalories from fat), while in a previous study the fat
content of the prescribeddiet was 40%. The authors hypothesize that the patients' glucose tolderanc...
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