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Increased consumption of whole grain foods associated with decreased risk of stroke
...nt for known CVD risk factors, including saturated fat
and transfatty acids intake. The inverse relation was also consistently observed among subgroups of women who never smoked, did not drink alcohol, did not exercise regularly, or who did not use postmenopausal hormones. According to background informa...
Researchers discover major diabetes susceptibility gene
...nd the other allele alters expression in muscle or fat
cells, tissues that either use or store glucose. Because the discovery was so surprising and the techniques so innovative, the referees for Nature Genetics requested a series of supporting studies to help verify the finding, delaying publication by...
Americans still consume one-third of calories from low-nutrient 'tip of the pyramid'
...an 50% of carbohydrate intake and more than 45% of fat
intake came from nutrient-poor foods. As the percentage of calories from EDNP foods went up, serum concentrations of vitamins and micronutrients in the participants went down in an inverse relation. Higher consumption of EDNP foods was associated wi...
Researchers prevent obesity and diabetes in mice
...he effects of exercise. Rather than storing excess fat
from their consistently bad diet, the experimental mice remained thin, did not develop diabetes and had low levels of cholesterol. But almost all of their littermates became obese, developed diabetes and had high levels of cholesterol when they ate t...
Beware the frozen vegetable ice pack to ease pain
...ped in a damp towel, and that in areas with little fat
or muscle beneath the skin, the maximum cooling period should be only 10 minutes....
Scientists Scientists detect mom's influence on obesity and diabetes
...al gene locations involved in different aspects of fat
deposition and diabetes risk. Furthermore, the effects of these genes depended on whether the nursing mother was obese or lean; mice with genetic predisposition for diabesity were less obese if nursed by a lean foster mother. The researchers sugges...
International students gain fat, weight from American diet
...n 15" international students gain weight and body fat
after arriving on campus as well, according to a s...t 3 pounds on average and their percentage of body fat
rose by about 5 percent. Food diaries showed that the students had incorporated American food high i...
Dietary fat itself not likely to cause breast cancer
A diet high in fat
is not by itself likely to cause breast cancer, su...ogical data, concludes the author, is that dietary fat
depletes breast tissue of an essential factor that normally protects against the development of the ...
Obese as likely as lean women to feel full on low energy density meals
... The researchers also looked at the effect of the fat
content of the meals. As in previous studies cond...y Rolls' research group, the study showed that the fat
content of the meal didn't influence how much the participants ate or how satisfied they felt. Ro...
Estrogen a possible factor in obesity for both sexes, researchers say
...gest that estrogen may be important for regulating fat
in men as well as women. According to the World H...that estrogen enhances ones ability to burn excess fat
in both males and females, Heine said. We dont know yet if the lack of estrogen is merely decreasin...
¡Ciao! down: Mediterranean diet after a heart attack adds years to life
...saturated fatty acids include a particular kind of fat
that is typically found in cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna and herring. The amount of n-3 PUFA in other foods is minimal, says Marchioli. This study demonstrated that taking one gram of n-3 PUFA daily, in addition to following their doctors li...
Antibiotics, yogurt seen as potential treatment for common liver disorder
...any industrialized countries suffer from excessive fat
accumulation in the liver, with obesity being the number one risk factor. Once fatty liver disease develops and becomes chronic, current treatments are limited and about 10 percent of obese patients with cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic FLD die of live...
Animals regulate their numbers by own population density
...es of food needed to sustain certain types of body fat
throughout the winter were insufficient for the dense populations....
University of Pittsburgh reports best gene delivery to date of protein missing in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
...lly, at first enlarging, then degenerating so that fat
and scar tissue take over. Boys with DMD lose musc...y contributes to their demise and replacement with fat
and scar tissue. Dr. Xiaos group truncated the dystrophin genetic sequence that codes for a long ser...
University of Texas Southwestern study confirms that substituting regular margarine for butter reduces cholesterol levels
... said. "Children consuming diets high in saturated fat
have higher cholesterol levels and more coronary a...tery plaque buildup than children on low saturated fat
diets. A healthy diet has important long-term benefits." Other researchers on the study include...
Researchers sequence first plant genome
...t last longer on supermarket shelves, are lower in fat
or higher in protein or tastier. It may also help make crops hardier. Analysis of the sequence suggests that cell signaling pathways that respond to bacteria, parasites and other external threats are more abundant in plants than in other organisms. ...
British men favour beer and fast food diet
...cereals and nuts, and nil consumption of fish, low fat
dairy products, fruit juices, spirits and wines. ...es and pastries, and above average intakes of high fat
dairy products and coffee. A further 17 per cent of the sample ate a high fibre, low fat
Avocados contain potent liver protectants
...n. While avocados are high in fat, much of the fat
is of the monounsaturated variety, which has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. The study was funded by Monbu-syo (the Ministry of Education in Japan) and by Kagome Co., Ltd., a major food and beverage manufacturer in Japan. Kagome plans ...
Two major U.S. dietary patterns result in different obesity and cardiovascular risk factors
...characterized by higher intakes of red meats, high fat
dairy products and refined grains. The participants completed food frequency questionnaires every 4 years beginning in 1986, as well as questionnaires regarding a variety of lifestyle factors. The characterization of the diets as either prudent or We...
Reducing sodium leads to substantial drop in blood pressure, finds NHLBI study
...ch is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat
and emphasizes fruits, vegetables and lowfat dairy...ts mixed with raisins, graham crackers, lowfat and fat
free yogurt, plain popcorn, and raw vegetables. Dr. Obarzanek has several suggestions for dinin...
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