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Rosemary May Have Anti-Cancer Properties
...t rosemary offered, while diets highin unsaturated fats
were more beneficial. Milner has already published a number of studies demonstrating the anti-cancerproperties of another flavoring agent: garlic. "We had worked with garlic and were curious if other compounds withantioxidant properties, such as ...
Cricket And Chemistry Combine To Provide New Understanding Of How Fats Work
...emists have long known that the chemical shape of fats
bears a striking resemblance to a set of cricket s...ference between the "leg stump" and "off stump" of fats
that will provide us with a whole new understanding of fats. The chemical lay out of fats
is in th...
Purdue Research Shows Omega-3S Benefit Bone
.... And one of the chemicals we need is the group of fats
called omega-3 fatty acids. "This is most important for the young, whose bones are growing and changing at a rapid rate," Watkins says. He stresses that young children especially need to eat a variety of fats. "Right now there are no national recomme...
Triglyceride Blood Levels Predict Heart Attack
...esterol because it transports cholesteroland other fats
from the bloodstream. Physicians often combine LDL and HDL, as a cholesterol ratio, to predict aperson's risk of heart disease. However, it has been unclear whethertriglyceride levels were as strongly tied to heart attack risk, according to J.Micha...
Sex Differences In Heart Disease May Be Due To Enzyme That Breaks Down Fat
...ted differences in an enzyme thatbreaks down blood fats
-- particularly "bad cholesterol" known as LDL -- ...ut the mechanism is unclear."Cholesterol and other fats
cannot dissolve in the blood and must be transportedby special carriers made in the liver called lip...
Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Stall Disease Progression In People With Below-Average Blood Cholesterol Level
... progression of atherosclerosis -- the build-up of fats
andbiological debris in the tissue lining the inside of blood vessels. NewZealand scientists found that no matter how low a person's cholesterol readingis, lowering his or her cholesterol prevented further development of bloodvessel deposits that b...
Study Finds Evidence Linking The Brain's Cognitive Control Regions With Stress Control Regions
...ulate the metabolism of carbohydrates,proteins and fats
in the body. It responds to chemical signals sent from otherareas. The hypothalamus. It is responsible for the body's homeostasis, or balance. It in large part dictates the overall health of the animal through control offood and water intake, card...
Breakthrough In Understanding The Biology Of Fat-- UCSF/Gladstone Scientists Discover Gene For Key Enzyme
...ules to produce, or synthesize, a specific groupof fats
called triglycerides. Triglycerides are one of th...s thoughtto be a major player in the absorption of fats
in the intestine, regulation oftriglyceride concentrations in blood plasma, fat storage in fat cells...
Test For Genetic Trait May Indicate Heart Benefits Of Hormone Replacement
...men than in those with pattern A. Levels of these fats
rise higherand stay higher after eating in pattern B women. It is interesting to note, says Superko, that in pattern B patients withestablished heart disease, arteries clog twice as fast as those of pattern Apatients with heart disease. If not tre...
Nuts And Oats May Build A Strong Heart
... Albert's team notes that nuts contain unsaturated fats
including alpha-linolenicacid, which may help prev...ts. "Most nuts are also high in other unsaturated fats
and nutrientsthat might contribute to reduced heart disease risk," says Albert. However,some nuts -...
More Than Half Of Children Eat Too Much Fat
...edrecommendedlevels of the "undesirable" saturated fats
found in butter, red meat and cheesethat can lead ... thesuggested levels of"desirable" monounsaturated fats
found in canola and peanut oils. Very fewchildren consumedenough of the polyunsaturated fats
Nut Eaters Have Good Hearts
...ctive effect of nuts may be due to the unsaturated fats
that they contain which have beneficial effects on serum lipids which in turn help to reduce cholesterol. They also suggest that other potentially protective constituents in nuts include vegetable protein, magnesium, vitamin E and potassium. They c...
A New Look At Margerine And Health
...tty acids." Trans fatty acids are a minor class of fats
found in small quantities in certainanimal products. They used to be present in moderate quantities in margarines.However, there has been an international trend to reduce levels of trans fattyacids in margarines. Approximately half the margarines on ...
Gene Influences Heart Disease And Stroke Risk Factors
...e gene responsible for regulatinglevels of certain fats
in the bloodstream also appears to determine how m...clerosis is a disease in which calcium, along with fats
and cholesterol,collect in the blood vessel to form plaques. The plaques can block blood flowto th...
Plant-Based Fat May Reduce Risk Of Prostate Cancer By Altering Testosterone Metabolism, UB Study Shows
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Plant-based fats
may cut the risk of prostate cancer byreducing the...School of Health RelatedProfessions. With fats
known to play a role in the development of several cancers,Awad's group has been focusing on the phy...
In The Genes: Extra Belly Fat, Insulin Resistance Linked
...ure, obesity,insulin resistance and high levels of fats
in the blood called triglycerides alloccur in some families, a condition that has been labeled syndrome x ormetabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance and obesity are considered cornerstonesof the syndrome. The researchers note that people shouldn't igno...
New Technology Turns French Fry Oil Into Diesel Fuel
...The process of converting vegetable oils or animal fats
to diesel fuel isnothing new. Biodiesel fuel has been produced and tested for years as analternative to petroleum based diesel fuel, or "petrodiesel." Using biodiesel in place of petrodiesel offers some distinct advantages. First,the biodiesel is mu...
New Gene May Play Important Role In Regulating HDL, The 'Good' Cholesterol
... cholesterol - is produced by the liver andferries fats
to the muscles, the heart, and other tissues. Unch...uced by the liver and is responsible for returning fats
from tissues inthe body to the liver for reprocessing or elimination. Dramatically lowered HDLlevels...
Plant-Based Fat Inhibits Growth Of Breast-Cancer Cell Line, UB Researchers Show
..., where populationseat little meat. With fats
known to play a role in the development of several... NutritionalBiochemistry reported that plant-based fats
may cut the risk of prostate cancerby reducing the levels of testosterone and certain enzymes that m...
Genetic testing of pregnant women with liver illness could save infant lives
... that preventstheir babies from processing certain fats
for energy. In severe cases, thegenetic defect can result in a baby's death. To save lives, researchers at Washington University School of Medicinein St. Louis are recommending that women with AFLP be screened, along withtheir partners and ...
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