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CLA and Metformin Effects on Insulin Sensitivity CLA and Metformin Effects on Insulin Sensitivity
Could metformin and conjugated linoleic acid help improve insulin sensitivity among children with obesity?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Here’s How To Determine The Healthiest Fats To Cook With
“Dr. Hyman, I’m so confused about what fats to cook with,” a reader recently wrote. “For so long I’ve been using vegetable oils because I heard they were best to cook with, and now I hear that we can cook with butter or coconut oil.”I completely understand your confusion, especially with rampant misinformation about fats and nutrition in general. For instance, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adults get no more than five percent of their calories from saturated fat, urging people to use vegetable oils instead.They also advise people to eat at least five to 10 percent of th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I Eat Red Meat
So many of us have omitted or cut down on our consumption of red meat due to negative reports in the press. However, I believe that unprocessed, grass-fed beef has its place in a healthy diet. Besides the fact that nothing is better than a juicy hamburger on the grill in the summer, the high levels of nutrients it provides can make it a healthy choice. Here are some of the stand-out nutrients you might be missing: Iron Iron is an essential nutrient involved in many different metabolic functions. It is especially important in early childhood cognitive development, energy metabolism and the immune system. One of its most cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic milk 'is healthier' than conventional milk, study says
ConclusionThe arguments over whether organically-produced food is better for human health are unlikely to be resolved by this study. While the researchers have shown that some potentially beneficial fats are higher in organic milk than conventional milk, we don't know how much of an effect this would have on people's health. Omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linoleic acid have been associated with improvements in heart health, though causation has yet to be established. Indeed, the latest guidance from NICE does not recommend supplements of omega-3 for prevention of heart attacks, although it acknowledges that taking them does...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Red Meat and Cancer: 6 Expert Nutrition Tips
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know that earlier this week the World Health Organization declared processed meat as definitively carcinogenic to humans and red meat as "probably" carcinogenic. As a nutritionist and an avid follower of dietary trends and analysis, I found this one interesting. Vegetarians and vegans rejoiced and the media cranked out a combination of sensationalist and alarmist headlines. Carnivores wept and twitter became the venue for massive amounts of bacon-related defiance and hilarity: @thepunningman "In your face, World Health Organisation. The bacon I bought this morni...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Nutty Approach To Beating Cancer
Are you getting enough omega 3 essential fatty acids? Probably not … but you should be. Most people don’t know that omega 3s are necessary for almost every part of your body to function properly – Including your heart, lungs, nerves, joints, eyes and brain. And as I’ve told my patients for years, omega 3s are also effective at keeping cancer away. That’s not something you’ll ever hear from your doctor. But while your body desperately needs these essential omega 3 fatty acids, it can’t produce them by itself. That’s why it’s critical to add omega 3s to your diet. But no...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Cancer nutrients omega-3s Source Type: news

UMass Amherst food scientist honored for work with edible oils
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A recognized international expert in edible oil applications and health and nutrition of lipids, Park will receive a plaque, a $750 honorarium and will deliver the award lecture, 'Conjugated Linoleic Acid: 30-year Research,' at the AOCS annual meeting in Orlando in May. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why You Should Be a Pegan -- Part Two
In part one of this blog, I discussed how both paleo and vegan camps cherry pick research to substantiate their beliefs, and how the truth oftentimes lies between the lines. Looking beyond this confusion, what's an eater to do? I vote for being a pegan or paleo-vegan, which is what I have chosen for myself and recommend for most of my patients. Keep in mind that most of us need to personalize the approach depending on our health conditions, preferences and needs. What is a pegan?  Well since I just made it up, I guess it's up to me to define. Let's focus first on what is in common between paleo and vegan (healthy v...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study discovers secret of the Mediterranean diet
Conclusion By comparing normal and genetically modified mice this study has found that a type of chemical called lipid nitro fatty acids inhibits an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase. This in turn lowers blood pressure. The research also found that the enzyme was inhibited when normal mice were fed components of the Mediterranean diet. The researchers state that nitro fatty acids could be produced from foods consumed as part of the Mediterranean diet, as chemicals in olive oil and fish could combine with chemicals in vegetables to produce nitro fatty acids. This interesting research suggests a mechanism for the benef...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Why almost everything you've been told about unhealthy foods is wrong
Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and heart disease, is it time for a complete rethink?Could eating too much margarine be bad for your critical faculties? The "experts" who so confidently advised us to replace saturated fats, such as butter, with polyunsaturated spreads, people who presumably practise what they preach, have suddenly come over all uncertain and seem to be struggling through a mental fog to reformulate their script.Last week it fell to a floundering professor, Jeremy Pearson, from the British Heart Fo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Blythman Tags: Nutrition Food & drink industry Obesity Diets and dieting World news Health wellbeing Society Food safety Features Life and style The Observer Business Science Source Type: news

Why almost everything you've been told about unhealthy foods is wrong
Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and heart disease, is it time for a complete rethink?Could eating too much margarine be bad for your critical faculties? The "experts" who so confidently advised us to replace saturated fats, such as butter, with polyunsaturated spreads, people who presumably practise what they preach, have suddenly come over all uncertain and seem to be struggling through a mental fog to reformulate their script.Last week it fell to a floundering professor, Jeremy Pearson, from the British Heart Fo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Blythman Tags: Nutrition Food & drink Health wellbeing Life and style drink industry Business Food safety World news Diets and dieting Science Obesity Society The Observer Features Source Type: news