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Scottish team develops ‘nutritional’ pizzas

Posted July 5, 2012

A Scottish nutritionist has teamed up with an entrepreneur to produce what they claim are the first nutritionally balanced pizzas. The pizzas are said to contain 30% of an adult’s guideline daily amount of vitamins and minerals.

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Oat Bran Improves Blood Lipids and Hemostatic Factors

Posted April 30, 2012

In a randomized, crossover study involving 24 adults, aged 25 years with a BMI of 24.9 kg/m(2), adherence to a 2-week oat bran enhanced diet (102 g/d oat bran) was found to be associated with a 14% reduction in total cholesterol, as compared to a 4% reduction found among subjects randomized to a low-fiber (control) diet.

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Bioactive oat beta-glucan reduces LDL cholesterol in Caucasians and non-Caucasians

Posted April 30, 2012

There is increasing global acceptance that viscous soluble fibers lower serum LDL cholesterol (LDL-C), but most evidence for this comes from studies in Caucasians. To see if oat beta-glucan lowers LDL-C in Caucasians and non-Caucasians we conducted a post-hoc analysis of the results of a randomized, controlled, double-blind, multi-center clinical trial whose primary aim was to determine if molecular-weight (MW) influenced the LDL-C-lowering effect of oat beta-glucan.

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