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Eat more fat to lower your heart attack risk

Posted April 30, 2012

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. And if you have it, I can pretty much guarantee your doctor wants you to take a statin drug, like Crestor. But this is a mistake (for more reasons than one). First of all, statin drugs may lower your cholesterol, but they don’t keep you alive any longer than just taking better care of yourself.

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Quality protein intake is inversely associated with abdominal fat

Posted April 30, 2012

Dietary protein intake and specifically the quality of the protein in the diet has become an area of recent interest. This study determined the relationship between the amount of quality protein, carbohydrate, and dietary fat consumed and the amount of times the ~10g essential amino acid (EAA) threshold was reached at a meal, with percent central abdominal fat (CAF).

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VION Food and NIZO Collaborate to Develop Natural Proteins to Replace Fats

Posted April 30, 2012

The excessive consumption of fats in the Netherlands remains a matter of concern and contributes directly to the increase of prosperity illnesses like obesity, type II diabetes and heart and vascular disease. Proteins contain about half the calories of fats and are more satisfying. This makes proteins an excellent replacement for fats in composite products that fit within a healthier eating pattern.

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A Daily 900 mg Dose of this Fat Helped Reverse Memory Loss

Posted April 30, 2012

Humans evolved with a staple source of the essential omega-3 fat docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in their diets, namely seafood. Animal based omega-3 fats are considered essential because they cannot be synthesized in appropriate quantities by your body and must be supplied through your diet.

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The Skinny on Fats

Posted April 30, 2012

The recommendations for dietary fat intake have changed over the years some years, were told to eat very low fat, other years fat intake is okay, while eating cholesterol free is what many seek, the type of fat, and source of fat, is what impacts health.

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Childhood diet lower in fat and higher in fiber may lower risk for chronic disease in adulthood

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent study has found that a childhood behavioral intervention to lower dietary intake of total fat and saturated fat and increase consumption of foods that are good sources of dietary fiber resulted in significantly lower fasting plasma glucose levels and lower systolic blood pressure when study participants were re-evaluated in young adulthood. The study was accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).

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Fat Intake Affects Sperm Quality

Posted April 30, 2012

A study in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction, shows that men’s diets could be linked to their sperm quality, particularly the amount and type of different fats they consume.

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Keep Up Protein Intake, Dieting Postmenopausal Women Told

Posted April 30, 2012

If you are a postmenopausal dieting woman and you do not want to lose muscle tone as you lose fat, you should keep up your protein intake, researchers from the University of Illinois wrote in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. Protein also helps stave off hunger pangs, they add.

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New study says omega-3s improve blood sugar and fat metabolism

Posted April 30, 2012

Omega-3s can help to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease especially as people age, says Massey University in New Zealand nutrition professor Bernhard Breier, co-author of a new international study just published in Nutrition & Metabolism.

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Regular Chocolate Consumption Linked To Leaner Bodies

Posted April 30, 2012

People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner than those who never or very rarely consume chocolate, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, reported in Archives of Internal Medicine. The authors added that some kinds of chocolate had previously been found to improve factors related to metabolism, including insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, as well as cholesterol levels.

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