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Study shows food preparation may play a bigger role in chronic disease than was previously thought

...actor for heart disease and metabolic disorders as trans fats. This class of toxins, called advanced gly...ntake in the same way they would think about their trans fats and salt intake. They should be warned about their AGE levels the way they are about their chol...

New success in engineering plant oils

... margarine than do temperate oils, but without the trans fatty acids commonly found in margarine products. Furthermore, engineered oils could be used to produce feedstocks for industrial processes in place of those currently obtained from petrochemicals. Shanklin also suggests that the genetic manipulation...

Natural vitamin E tocotrienol reaches blood at protective levels

...reasingly used in prepared foods because it has no trans fat. In the first study of this form of the nutritional supplement in humans, Ohio State researchers determined that a moderate dose of tocotrienol reached concentrations in human blood plasma that would be more than adequate to protect against ne...

New study reveals pork rivals chicken in terms of leanness

...ts of pork for calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals. "Not only...ncreased. We also concluded that pork contains no trans fat," said co-author and visiting scientist Juhi Williams, MS, RD, with the Beltsville [Md.] Human N...

Tufts researchers are keeping track of vitamin K: Research summary

...ial hydrogenation also results in the formation of trans fats, which are now known as 'bad fats.'" Last yea...ydrophylloquinone also consumed greater amounts of trans fatty acids. Now, Booth and USDA colleagues elaborate on the previous vitamin K research by reportin...

Maori infertility and assisted reproduction study

...rch with a hui for takataapui Maori (gay, lesbian, trans and bisexual). This will be followed by hui for: Maori health workers on 29 March; Maori men and women who haven't experienced infertility but who may have thought about or been asked to help others have children on 1 April; Maori who may have...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...lular immunoglobulin-like fold forms tetramers in trans that allow for the compaction of myelin layers. Although mutations in myelin protein zero [ MPZ ], P0 ) are well-known causes of neuropathy, the clinical phenotypes vary widely, in contrast to the mild abnormalities caused by heterozygous loss of...

Eating less fat may lower breast-cancer risk, have little impact on colon-cancer, heart-disease risk

...test reduction in consumption of saturated fat and trans fat, both of which can raise the risk of heart dis...t a greater emphasis on reduction of saturated and trans fats will be needed to have a major difference," Prentice said. Barbara V. Howard, Ph.D., president ...

Highlights from the December Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ogenated cottonseed oil are significantly lower in trans fatty acids and saturated fat than fries prepared ...ting intake of fats and oils high in saturated and trans fatty acids. Using each type of oil, the researchers made six batches of fries each day for five da...

UCLA researchers identify key enzyme linked to childhood blindness

...A, which is converted upon light absorption to all trans retinaldehyde in a process called photo bleaching....s the rhodopsin insensitive to light until the all trans retinaldehyde is converted, or "isomerized," back into 11 cis retinaldehyde, which completes the vis...

Saturated fats combined with genetic trait implicated in development of type 2 diabetes

... student Michael Riedel suggest that saturated and trans fats are much more effective activators of a speci...betes if they consume a diet rich in saturated and trans fats. These findings provide a plausible "missing link" between common genetic variations and enviro...

Chemical Society announces EPA awards for environmentally friendly technologies

...ccept the award. Margarine and shortening without trans fat A research team from Novozymes North America...d shortening from vegetable oil without generating trans fat. With mandatory labeling of trans fat coming Jan. 1, 2006, companies in the food industry have b...

Joslin Diabetes Center announces new nutrition guidelines

... be eaten in small amounts. Foods that are high in trans fats such as fast foods, commercially baked goods, crackers, cookies and some margarines should be avoided. Cholesterol intake should be less than 300 mg daily; or less than 200 mg in people with an LDL ("bad") cholesterol that is more than 100 mg/dL...

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

..., report that the harmful effects of saturated and trans fats are set in motion by a biochemical switch, or...lacked a detailed explanation of how saturated and trans fats caused an increase in blood cholesterol and triglycerides, while diets high in unsaturated and ...

No getting around RET

... suggested that this might take the form of either trans signaling, in which the GFR receptor captures diff...(which they named Cis-only mice, for their lack of trans signaling), while GFR1 transcripts were detected as expected in RET-positive cells, proving that the...

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