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Scientists ID molecular 'switch' in liver that triggers harmful effects of saturated and trans fats

...ine, baked goods, and the oils used to cook french fries and other fast food. Studies have shown that trans fats not only raise LDL levels in the bloodstream but lower high-density lipoproteins (HDL, or "good" cholesterol) and may have even stronger adverse effects than do saturated fats. The researchers r...

Highlights of August 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...aked goods not low in fat (68.3 percent) 3) French fries (52.4 percent) 4) Salty snacks not low in fat (44.9 percent) 5) Carbonated beverages (42.3 percent) 6) Water (36.6 percent) 7) Ice cream or frozen yogurt not low in fat (36.1 percent) The researchers also found: Nearly 60 percent of the schools r...

Highlights from the December Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...s Researchers at Texas Tech University say french fries prepared in non-hydrogenated cottonseed oil are si... lower in trans fatty acids and saturated fat than fries prepared in partially hydrogenated canola oil or soybean oil, the two most commonly used oils in dee...

Prenatal genistein in soy reduces obesity in offspring

...other words, it may not only be the hamburgers and fries we are eating, but also what our parents consumed or encountered in the environment that predisposes us to various conditions." Jirtle said a mechanism called DNA "methylation" is increasingly identified as the trigger for environmentally-caused gene...

Research provides clues to obesity's cause and hints of new approach for curbing appetite

Pittsburgh Hot fudge sundaes and french fries aside, new research suggests obesity is due at least in part to an attraction between leptin, the hormone that signals the brain when to stop eating, and a protein more recently associated with heart disease. Reporting in Nature Medicine, University ...

Loss of central vision with age may be linked to quality of dietary carbohydrates

...h-glycemic-index foods like white bread and french fries has a higher overall glycemic index than a diet based more heavily on low-glycemic-index foods, such as lentils and yams. Taylor is cautious in his interpretation of this data, but he believes that further research is critical, as it may ultimately p...

Lab bits -- August 2006

...ods such as wine, dried fruit, potatoes for French fries and even local anesthetics such as lidocaine, by adding sulfite. However, they may be causing a lethal lung constriction in a specific subset of people. Why these people respond this way and how sulfite causes this constriction is unknown. Dr. Antoin...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 9, 2006

...levels in food. The highest levels occur in French fries and potato chips. Efforts to reduce acrylamide in food in the United States may depend on the fate of a proposed Federal law, according to the C&EN article. The law would restrict state efforts to regulate acrylamide and other food compounds more str...

Microwave pre-cooking of French fries reduces cancer chemicals

Microwaving your French fries before you fry them reduces the levels of a cancer... 170 and 190oC respectively. "Microwaving French fries before cooking takes little time and in fact, microwave pre-cooked samples fried to the same degree ...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 13, 2006

...In addition to being tastier, for instance, French fries made from the new Ranger had lower levels of acrylamide, a compound that has been a source of health concerns about fried foods. ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Improving Potato Storage and Processing Characteristics through All-Native DNA Transfo...

Free public events at the 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting

...ions such as how vegetable oil used to make French fries can be transformed into biodiesel fuel. PLENARY LECTURES Thursday Sunday, 15-18 February, 6:30 p.m. Monday, 19 February, 8:00 a.m. Hilton Fan Francisco, Ballroom Level Continental Ballroom 4-6 (See http://www.aaasmeeting.org → Program an...

Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...eek were more likely to consider large portions of fries and small portions of vegetables to be usual, as did children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families and those who frequently ate while watching television. This study demonstrates that a great deal can be gained by expanding nutrition educa...

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