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Fish oil may help kidney disease sufferers
...and a lower quality of life." Ms Zabel said fish oils
had known anti-inflammatory properties due to their high concentration of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). "EPA has been used successfully in other population groups with chronic inflammation including people with osteoarthritis and cancer cachexia, ho...
Plant-derived omega-3s may aid in bone health
...ersion of ALA to eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA. Fish oils
in fish, are the main source of EPA in the American diet. The researchers note that "recent epidemiologic data suggest that the effects of dietary fats on bone health may be particularly strong in men." So, while middle-aged men are often overloo...
New fat, same old problem with an added twist?
...f life because this process hardens fat similar to oils
containing trans-fatty acids. The new study shows ...mart Balance Buttery Spreads, a blend of vegetable oils
that improves the cholesterol ratio. Trans-fatty acids, which became ubiquitous in baked goods, p...
Swishing once a day with mouthrinse poses no harm to dental work
... authors examined mouthrinses containing essential oils
and the effects they have on restorative materials...term exposure to a mouthrinse containing essential oils
has a minimal effect on the strength or surface of dental restorations of any kind. J. Anthony von ...
Trans fat ban: Watch saturated fats and calories too
...eat are formed during the partial hydrogenation of oils
used in fried foods and commercial baked goods. Partially hydrogenated oils
provide processed foods with longer shelf lives and therefore greater economic profitability. "But,...
Edible food wrap kills deadly E. coli bacteria
... antimicrobial activity of plant-derived essential oils
for some time, but McHugh says that her group is t...associates tested oregano, cinnamon and lemongrass oils
in solutions of apple puree and dried films for their effectiveness against E. coli. Each compound w...
The smell of iron
...cules are lipid peroxides, which are produced when oils
on skin are oxidized by certain enzymes or other processes (e.g. under UV light). These lipid peroxides are then decomposed by the doubly negative iron ions, which are consequently reduced to triply negative iron ions. When touching objects made of i...
Eating walnuts with high-fat meals helps to protect arteries against short-term damage
...r health. On the other hand, he said, omega-3 rich oils
and fats including walnuts, canola oil and flaxseed oil "are probably quite protective." Dr. Vogel said more research is needed to determine how heating and cooking walnuts affects their protective abilities and whether they need to be eaten raw i...
Low vitamin E intake during pregnancy can lead to childhood asthma
...n," said Dr. Devereux. The study cited vegetable oils
(sunflower, rapeseed and corn), margarine, wheat germ, nuts and sunflower seeds as major food sources of vitamin E for mothers in the U.K. In a prior report on this group of children, the researchers found that two-year-olds whose mothers' vitamin...
M. D. Anderson teaches the art of aromatherapy to soothe and heal
...ong class. Oils and healing While essential oils
may not directly stimulate the immune system, they...ty to fight off infections, says Perez. Certain oils
can also stimulate lymphatic drainage or have antibacterial properties. Since it has many potential ...
UCLA study shows altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate
...e omega-6 fatty acids contained in corn, safflower oils
and red meats are the predominant polyunsaturated fatty acids in the Western diet. The healthier marine omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water fish like salmon, tuna and sardines. "Corn oil is the backbone of the American diet. We consume up...
Food labels should list all fats to help cut heart disease, say experts
...on introduced in Denmark in 2004 mandated that all oils
and fats used in locally made or imported foods must contain less than 2% industrially produced trans fatty acids. This virtually eliminated trans fatty acids and had no effect on quality, cost, or availability of foods. And in January 2006 the US ...
Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet for July 4, 2006
... group increased consumption of vegetable fats and oils
and received free walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds. The third group decreased consumption of all fats. In addition to improved blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, both Mediterranean diet groups found it easier to maintain the diets th...
The right kind of oil
...s. "Using a fat emulsion consisting solely of fish oils
may enable liver toxicity to be treated or prevented entirely in children and adults who are dependent on parenteral nutrition," Puder says....
Avoiding house dust mites and changing diet proves ineffective
...-6 fatty acids. Parents were provided with cooking oils
and margarine high in omega-3 fatty acids to use in food preparation and food oil capsules were added to the child's formula or to solid foods from the age of 6 months. While this dietary intervention did alter blood levels of fatty acids, the rat...
Going where no unhydrogenated soybean oil has gone before
...ore stability than previous unhydrogenated soybean oils
could deliver. This is the latest step in the research at Iowa State University to produce soybean oils
that do not require hydrogenation, a chemical process that increases shelf life but produces trans f...
Trans fat leads to weight gain even on same total calories, animal study shows
... fat is formed when food manufacturers turn liquid oils
into solid fats like shortening and hard margarine by adding hydrogen. Since Jan. 1, the FDA has required the amount of trans fat to be listed in the nutrition facts panel on all foods. But the restaurant industry is exempt....
Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors
...class of chemicals found in pine, lemon and orange oils
that are used in many consumer products either as solvents or to provide a distinctive scent. Although terpenes themselves are not considered toxic, some recent studies have shown that they may react with ozone to produce a number of toxic compounds....
High polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E intake may halve motor neurone disease risk
...ed fats include omega 3 found in certain vegetable oils
and omega 6, found in fish and green leafy vegetables. The authors base their findings on 132 patients with potential or definite amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), one of the disabling conditions known as motor neurone disease. Motor neurone dis...
International Journal of Epidemiology obesity special
...ty pandemic such as the low cost of highly refined oils
and carbohydrates, the encouragement towards motorized transport and the growth of sedentary forms of employment. These aspects of globalisation are infiltrating traditional lifestyles even in the poorest of developing countries. "However, the pros...