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Fat-busting seaweed: Scientists identify fat-blocking seaweed alginates

Posted March 4, 2014

Alginates isolated from certain types of seaweed may have potential in weight loss supplements and foods, according to new research.

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Why Coconut Oil is the World’s Most Weight Loss-Friendly Fat

Posted February 26, 2014

Coconut oil is the world’s most weight loss friendly fat. It contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful effects on metabolism. Several studies show that just by adding coconut oil to your diet, you can lose fat, especially the “dangerous” fat in the abdominal cavity. Let me explain how that works.

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Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat

Posted February 25, 2014

New research shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on humans to show that the fat composition of food not only influences cholesterol levels in the blood and the risk of cardiovascular disease but also determines where the fat will be stored in the body. Gaining weight on excess calories from polyunsaturated fat appears to cause more gain in muscle mass, and less body fat than overeating a similar amount of saturated fat.

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New analysis suggests whole diet approach to lower cardiovascular risk has more evidence than low-fat diets

Posted February 7, 2014

A study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that a whole diet approach, which focuses on increased intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, has more evidence for reducing cardiovascular risk than strategies that focus exclusively on reduced dietary fat. This new study explains that while strictly low-fat diets have the ability to lower cholesterol, they are not as conclusive in reducing cardiac deaths.

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Embrace the cold: Evidence that shivering and exercise may convert white fat to brown

Posted February 5, 2014

A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing “white fat” into energy-burning “brown fat.” This makes brown fat a potential therapeutic target against obesity and diabetes.

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Better than any prescription drug: Omega-3 fats slash the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Posted February 3, 2014

Newly minted research studies continue to extol the critical nature of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in preserving and maintaining optimal metabolic and brain health. In the past, researchers have identified and clearly demonstrated that eating fish or supplementing with a high-quality fish oil capsule can help lower the risk of sudden death from a heart attack by one-third, as it lowers levels of systemic inflammation, the catalyst for many types of cancer and a primary cause of advanced mortality. Many people have a virtually nonexistent intake of omega-3 fats that leads to a dangerous imbalance with omega-6 fats and a cascade of potentially lethal chronic diseases.

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The Avocado Advantage

Posted February 2, 2014

Fresh Hass avocados have 3 grams of total carbohydrate, less than 1 gram of natural sugar per one ounce serving (the least amount of sugar per serving than any other fresh fruit) and contribute 8% of the daily value (DV) for fiber. Each serving of nutrient dense fresh avocado is also a source of naturally good fats.

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Modulation of obesity-induced inflammation by dietary fats: mechanisms and clinical evidence

Posted January 29, 2014

Obesity plays a pivotal role in the development of low-grade inflammation. Dietary fatty acids are important modulators of inflammatory responses. Saturated fatty acids (SFA) and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been reported to exert pro-inflammatory effects. n-3 PUFA in particular, possess anti-inflammatory properties. Numerous clinical studies have been conducted over decades to investigate the impact of dietary fatty acids on inflammatory response in obese individuals, however the findings remained uncertain.

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Omega-3 Fats from Fish Oil Found to Significantly Lower the Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted January 12, 2014

Breast cancer is among the most common forms of the disease among women, accounting for 23 percent of total cancer cases and 14 percent of cancer deaths in the US. So what can women do to improve their chances of dodging this devastating disease?

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Improve Your Memory and Lose Your Stress with Hemp Cure

Posted November 22, 2013

Are you feeling stressed out? Do you suffer from anxiety attacks? Is your memory going down forgotten lanes? As it turns out, one slightly-controversial plant may be the solution to strengthening your brain against bad fats and the effect it can have on how you think and feel. “Hemp seed is the next biggest thing for your memory,” says Dr. Oz who reveals to viewers that seeds from the hemp plant contains healthy fats that can feed an ailing brain.

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