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FDA takes step to further reduce trans fats in processed foods

Posted November 11, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. The FDA’s preliminary determination is based on available scientific evidence and the findings of expert scientific panels.

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These Fats Help Slash Diabetes Risk

Posted November 8, 2013

New and undiagnosed cases of diabetes continue to rise at epidemic rates, with as many as one in three men, women and children projected to be affected by the metabolic disorder by 2025. The high circulating blood sugar levels associated with diabetes significantly raise the risk of developing a host of chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and dementia. Fortunately, you can protect yourself by including any of a number of naturally occurring nutrients while eliminating excess sugar and refined carbohydrates from your diet.

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Chlorella decreases absorption of dietary fats

Posted October 30, 2013

You may have heard that chlorella is a nutritionally powerful superfood, but did you know that research shows it can also reduce the absorption of fat in the gut, thereby possibly decreasing the risk of heart disease?

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Certain type of fat could help humans lose weight

Posted October 3, 2013

A diet high in a certain type of fat may actually increase metabolism, according to recent research by Texas Tech University nutrition scientists. After studying genetically modified mice, the discovery could lead to supplements and a diet regime that will increase metabolism and decrease muscle fatigue in humans.

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5 Surprising Ways to Increase Your Life Expectancy

Posted October 1, 2013

While it’s true that people are living longer these days, it’s not a guarantee. You still have to take good care of yourself, of course. You likely know the basic steps to staying healthy, like loading up on fruits and vegetables, exercising and getting regular checkups, but there are other ways to extend your life that might surprise you.

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Higher Blood Levels of Omega-3 Fats Lowers Risk of Death by One-Third

Posted September 17, 2013

Health researchers have known for some time that eating fish regularly provides health benefits that help protect against cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall mortality.

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Top five fats for a healthy body and mind

Posted September 16, 2013

Fat has become somewhat of a blacklisted word in the eyes of the grocery shopper. A leery eye is poised to locate and eliminate any product from consideration that has what they deem to be excess fat content. While it may be true that the fats in labeled food products often contain the type we want to avoid, we have to be careful not to lump them in with these top five healthy fats, that are an essential requirement for a healthy body and mind.

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Study: Spicing Up Food Can Make Up for Missing Fat

Posted July 18, 2013

Adding just a small amount of everyday herbs and spices to vegetables and reduced-calorie meals may make those foods more appetizing to consumers, which could ultimately help Americans cut down on dietary fat and choose more foods in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to research presented at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo.

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Omega-3 fats from fish found to significantly lower the risk of breast cancer

Posted July 12, 2013

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. Many prior peer-reviewed research studies have shown that dietary and lifestyle interventions are most effective in preventing, and in some cases even treating breast cancer, and can provide similar degrees of protection against many cancer lines.

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Vegetable Fats Reduce Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Posted June 11, 2013

Prostate cancer patients who replace animal fats and some carbohydrates with vegetable fats have a lower risk of premature death, researchers from the University of California reported in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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