Tag: "fat" at medical news
Eating walnuts with high-fat meals helps to protect arteries against short-term damage
... of raw walnuts along with meals high in saturated fat
appears to limit the ability of the harmful fat
to damage arteries. Adding olive oil, however, does not provide the same type of vascular protectio...
Researchers estimate significant fatty liver disease in children
...studied. NAFLD is defined by an accumulation of fat
in the liver cells. The conclusions are significan...produce steatohepatitis, an inflammation caused by fat
buildup in the liver. Over time steatohepatitis can cause progressive liver damage and has important...
Plastic surgery reflects on its past; Highlights innovations for the future of the specialty
...de lip augmentation/rejuvenation restoring loss of fat
due to age, breast asymmetry surgery improving quality of life and self-esteem and unproven criteria for denial of medically necessary breast reduction surgery by insurance companies. WHY: The roots of plastic surgery began with the drive to repai...
Leptin has powerful effect on reward center in the brain
...e brain to modulate food intake. It is produced in fat
cells and informs the brain of the metabolic state. If animals are missing leptin, or the leptin receptor, they eat too much and become severely obese....
Tibotec Therapeutics announces start of largest US study on HIV treatment in women
...made. Redistribution and/or accumulation of body fat
have been observed in patients receiving ARV therapy. The causal relationship, mechanism, and long-term consequences of these events have not been established. Immune reconstitution syndrome has been reported in patients treated with ARV therapy. ...
A better diet through online shopping?
...Rohrlach B, et al. (2006) The effects on saturated fat
purchases of providing Internet shoppers with purchase-specific dietary advice: A randomised trial. PLoS Clin Trials 1(4): e22. PLEASE ADD THE LINK TO THE PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN ONLINEVERSIONS OF YOUR REPORT: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pctr.001...
Eating soy protein helps control cholesterol
...acing foods high in saturated fat, trans-saturated fat
and cholesterol with soy foods, such as tofu or soy milk, should be beneficial to cardiovascular health. Kristi Reynolds, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a team of Tulane colleague...
ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) demonstrates significant improvements in cardiovascular outcomes
... ACTOS decreased triglycerides (a type of lipid or fat
found in food and the body) ACTOS increased HDL-C ("good" cholesterol) "All of the results seen from the PROactive trial significantly impact the lives of those with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Because they are at higher risk,...
Penn study suggests a new type of pain reliever that may benefit the heart
...uction of prostacyclin, the major heart-protecting fat
produced by COX-2. They do this by redirecting prostacylcin to vascular smooth muscle cells. The same mechanism explains the group's earlier findings on blood pressure and thrombosis. "It remains to be determined whether specific inhibitors of mPGES...
UC Davis researchers find added benefit of statins in those at high risk for heart disease, diabetes
... Jialal and his colleagues will next look at the fat
cells of patients with metabolic syndrome for more clues as to how statins work and what goes wrong in patients with the disorder. "We also need long-term studies that look at the effects of statins on insulin resistance and diabetes prevention," he ...
Brown seaweed contains promising fat fighter, weight reducer
... in Hokkaido, Japan. The compound appears to fight fat
through two different mechanisms, he says. The ...appeared to stimulate a protein, UCP1, that causes fat
oxidation and conversion of energy to heat, Miyashita says. The protein is found in white adipose ti...
New research could help women facing high risk of stillbirth
...d at a key signalling molecule, mainly produced by fat
cells, called adiponectin. This is known to have anti-diabetic properties as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic actions (it prevents blood clotting which can block arteries). They also closely examined levels of leptin which plays an impo...
Juices may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk
...ors like smoking, education, physical activity and fat
intake, the researchers found that those who reported drinking juices three or more times per week were 76 percent less likely to develop signs of Alzheimers disease than those who drank less than one serving per week. The benefit appeared particular...
Better after-school snack choices boost nutrition for low-income kids, UC Davis research confirms
...a program finds kids will eat more fruits and less fat
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- School lunches and vendi...cent, reduced their daily consumption of saturated fat
by 42 percent and cut their overall calorie intake by 7 percent. An unintended consequence was a 6...
Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer, Cedars-Sinai research shows
...rvival, suggesting that there is an element in the fat
tissue itself that influences the outcome of this ...lar studies are warranted, our study suggests that fat
tissue excretes a hormone or protein that causes ovarian cancer cells to grow more aggressively," sa...
New study seeks to lower diabetes risk in youth
...om the cafeteria and vending machines (e.g., lower fat
foods, more fruits and vegetables, and drinks with no added sugar) longer, more intense periods of physical activity, and activities and awareness campaigns that promote long-term healthy behaviors. After 2.5 years, all students will be tested...
A little TLC goes a long way toward reducing high cholesterol
...he guide offers tips on choosing and preparing low fat
meals, selecting healthy snacks, reading nutrition labels, and dining out while staying on the TLC diet. The booklet includes sample menus for different types of cuisine (traditional American, Southern, Mexican-American, and Asian). The LDL-lowerin...
BMI cannot predict outcome for people with heart disease
... the inability of BMI to discriminate between body fat
and lean muscle, they conclude. "Rather than proving that obesity is harmless, our data suggest that alternative methods might be needed to better characterise individuals who truly have excess body fat, compared with those in whom BMI is raised be...
Link between autism and abnormal blood-vessel function and oxidative stress
... the chemical byproduct of free radicals attacking fat
cells and found that patients with autism possess nearly double the level of oxidative stress than that measured in healthy controls. The samples from autistic patients also revealed a biochemical imbalance in the patients' blood vessels, resultin...
High-fat, copper-rich diets associated with increased rates of cognitive decline in older adults
...imer's disease. Previous studies have also linked fat
intake, especially that of saturated and trans fat...colleagues assessed the connection between dietary fat
and dietary copper intake in 3,718 Chicago residents age 65 years and older. Participants underwent...
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