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Mediterranean diet leads to longer life

... but high intake of unsaturated fats, particularly olive oil; a low intake of dairy products and meat; and a modest intake of alcohol, mostly as wine. Current evidence suggests that such a diet may be beneficial to health. The study involved over 74,000 healthy men and women, aged 60 or more, living in ni...

Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease

... diet high in mono-unsaturated fats, which include olive oil, nuts and nut butters, avocado and sesame seeds, may stimulate transformation by ACAT2. In a study of monkeys, those that were fed a diet high in monounsaturated fat got just as much heart disease as monkeys that were fed saturated fat, even thou...

Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise

...s of cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts and seeds with olive oil as an important fat source, and low to moderate amounts of dairy, fish and poultry. "There have been studies looking at diet and exercise to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease," said primary investigator Robert J. Petrella, M.D., Ph.D., ass...

Fish oil supplements may be harmful to patients with abnormal heart rhythms

...half the patients received a placebo, in this case olive oil, while the other half received 1.8 g of fish oil, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. The patients who received the fish oil supplements had blood levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that in previous studies were associated with a redu...

Poly/mono balance important to cholesterol-lowering diet

...-rich sunflower oil (NuSun) and the more MUFA-rich olive oil, were compared in a diet designed to lower blo...As, which are higher in the sunflower oil than the olive oil, to produce a greater reduction in total and LDL cholesterol levels in the study participants --...

New study shows use of Lorenzo's oil prevents onset of pediatric neurological disorder

...zo's Oil, a combination of two fats extracted from olive oil and rapeseed oil, and moderately restricted their dietary fat. All patients had a normal brain MRI and showed no neurological signs and symptoms of X-ALD prior to the study. At the completion of the study, nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of t...

Olive oil contains natural anti-inflammatory agent

...naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, r...ural anti-COX activity of oleocanthal from premium olive oils," observes Monell biologist Gary Beauchamp, PhD. The findings are described in the September 1 ...

Harvard doc health habits

...s per week), and a solid majority (57 percent) use olive oil over less healthy fats. As for activity level, more than half claimed to exercise at least three times a week at a moderate intensity or higher. These good habits pay off. The faculty's average body mass index (BMI) was 23.9,which is on the high...

New strides being made in chemoprevention

... A synthetic version of oleanolic acid, found in olive leaf extracts, significantly reduced the growth of liver tumors in laboratory animals, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Dartmouth Medical School. In their study, the use of small amounts of the artificially produced leaf ex...

Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits

(BETHESDA, MD) Phenolic compounds in olive oil, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and...nstitute complete foods and, as an example, virgin olive oil is more than fat because it is a real juice with other healthy micronutrients," said Francisco P...

Replacing some carbohydrates with protein and unsaturated fat may enhance heart health benefits

...ly fats and oils rich in monounsaturated fat, like olive oil, to increase unsaturated fat to 31 percent of calories. Like the carbohydrate diet, it contained 15 percent of calories from protein. "Our results emphasize the impact that diet can have on blood pressure and cholesterol levels, two of the majo...

Healthy diets rich in protein and good fat, and lower in carbs linked to better heart health

... sources, or to monounsaturated fats, contained in olive and canola oil, provided a major benefit to the he...ns." The monounsaturated fat diet, enriched with olive and canola oils, as well as various nuts and seeds, decreased risk by almost 20 percent. The carboh...

Caloric restriction appears to prevent primary aging in the heart

...diet, which includes a wide variety of vegetables, olive oil, beans, whole grains, fish and fruit. The diet avoids refined and processed foods, soft drinks, desserts, white bread and other sources of so-called "empty" calories. But Fontana and Holloszy don't believe that caloric restriction is for everyon...

People who restrict calories have 'younger' hearts

...t, which is based on a wide variety of vegetables, olive oil, beans, whole grains, fish and fruit. The diet avoids refined and processed foods, soft drinks, desserts, free sugars, white bread and white pasta. While many people could adopt some of these diet practices, Dr. Fontana cautioned that anyone at...

Jefferson scientists find topical lubrication helps outcomes of coronary stent procedures

Philadelphia, Pa.--An emulsion of olive oil, egg yolk and glycerine might be just the recipe to keep heart patients away from the operating room and cardiac bypass surgery. That's the finding of a study led by Michael Savage, M.D., director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Thomas Jef...

More than just genetics: Lifestyle choices impact GI health

...ms (g)/day (d) of Clarinol TM CLA or a placebo of olive oil to 118 overweight or obese patients. After six months, results showed that in patients receiving CLA, body fat mass decreased by 2 kilograms (5.6 percent of their starting weight) more than the placebo group. Results were significant as early a...

Trans fat leads to weight gain even on same total calories, animal study shows

... in monkeys that ate monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil. All that extra weight went to the abdomen, and some other body fat was redistributed to the abdomen. Computed tomography (CT) scans showed that the monkeys on the diet containing trans fats had dramatically more abdominal fat than the monkeys on...

Going where no unhydrogenated soybean oil has gone before

...acid, the same monounsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil. We were not sure whether we could combine the two traits in a variety because it had never been done before." Much of the research to develop the new oil was accomplished at Iowa State's breeding nursery in Puerto Rico because the Japanese soybe...

Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet for July 4, 2006

...umption of vegetable fats and received free virgin olive oil. The second Mediterranean 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 ...

Eating walnuts with high-fat meals helps to protect arteries against short-term damage

...ity of the harmful fat to damage arteries. Adding olive oil, however, does not provide the same type of va...t, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains and olive oil. Study participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups. Each was provided with two hig...

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