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Abdominal Fat Linked to Intestinal Cancer

A study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research reveals that excess fat stored in the abdomen or visceral fat may have a direct link with colon cancer. Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. reveals that previous research suggests that obesity may be a risk factor for cancer development, but their study demonstrates that visceral fat is causally linked to cancer of the large intestine. The investigators used laboratory mice to test if visceral fat in obese […]

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A systematic review of 33 controlled clinical trials shows that people may be able to lose weight, reduce their waist circumference, and lower their bad cholesterol levels just by choosing to eat low fat foods. This suggests that they do not even have to do any form of dieting to improve their health. The report comes in response to a need to update World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on total fat intake. The trials reviewed in the new study included more than 73,000 adults and children from Europe, North America and New Zealand, who had varying states of health. The […]

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Trans Fats are a Threat to Women’s Health

Trans fats are unsaturated fats that are known to increase blood levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol and lower levels of good (HDL) cholesterol. These effects can increase one’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. These are fats are found in natural foods like milk and animal fats, but mostly in processed food products that contain hydrogenated plant fats. These foods include margarine and most fried foods. A recent study published in the American Heart Journal found that women who have coronary heart disease increase their risk for sudden cardiac death if they consume trans fats. Harvard researchers analyzed data […]

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High Trans Fatty Acid Content in European Foods

Researchers have recently shown that most people in Europe are at risk for coronary heart disease from exposure to trans fatty acids (TFA) in their diet, particularly from food served in restaurants and fast food establishments. This is because only four countries, including Denmark, Iceland, Austria, and Switzerland, have enforced regulations to limit the amount of trans fat used in foods to 2% of the total fat. The study, which was recently published in BMJ Open, reports that while the TFA content in their food has generally decreased, many are still exposed to high levels of these fats from packaged […]

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Cook Vegetables without Losing Their Nutrients

Vegetables are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Although some people advocate eating them raw to obtain most of these nutrients, other experts recommend cooking them properly to soften the fibers and make them more digestible, at the same time retaining their nutritional value. Cooking vegetables in the microwave is the best way to retain their antioxidant properties, according a Spanish study. However, there is an exception: cauliflower loses most of its antioxidants when cooked by microwave. Another great way to retain nutrients and antioxidant properties is to cook them on a griddle. Use a griddle without […]

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