Medical News Today: Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know
Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or lifestyle factors, such as consuming too many foods high in saturated fats. Learn more about symptoms and how dyslipidemia is treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Nestle to cut more sugar and salt in its products
VEVEY, Switzerland (Reuters) - Nestle will make further cuts to the amount of sugar, salt and saturated fats in its products as it tries to improve the image of packaged foods in the eyes of health-conscious consumers, the Swiss group said on Tuesday. Nestle and its rivals are under pressure from a shift in consumer preferences toward healthier food and away from processed products such as instant noodles and frozen pizza. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yogurt appetizer fights inflammation
Even in those who ate plenty of meat and carbs, eating 12 ounces of yogurt a day as an appetizer helped to off-set the inflammation caused by saturated fat, US researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Communities that restrict trans fats in their food have fewer residents admitted to hospital for heart attack and stroke
(Natural News) Saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, trans fats … It can get quite difficult to get the rules straight regarding fats and their impact on our health. There are good and bad fats as well as natural and unnatural fats, and cutting out all fat is not necessarily the healthiest option. One thing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SACN publishes consultation on saturated fats and health
The scientific advisory committee on nutrition (SACN) is consulting on a draft review of saturated fats, recommending intake should not exceed 10% of daily calories. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Saturated fat should be maximum 10 percent of diet, WHO says
A person's diet should contain only 10 percent of saturated fats and 1 percent from trans fats, according to new World Health Organization guidelines. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO: Saturated fat should be less than 10 percent of diet
The World Health Organization is taking on the battle of the bulge, saying that saturated fat shouldn't make up more than 10 percent of your diet (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Best and worst high street salads for saturated fat
A salad lunch from a High Street chain sounds virtuous, but is that always the case? Helen Bond, a dietitian, reviews five of the worst and five of the best options before giving her expert choice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: What Is Inflammation, And Why Should I Care About It?
Your body can heal itself, which is pretty miraculous when you sit back and think about it. If you suffer a cut or infection—or if a disease, allergen or virus finds its way into you—your immune system reacts by sending specialized white blood cells to the affected area. These white blood cells can repair damage, stop the spread of infection or illness and in some cases eradicate the intruder. This whole response is called inflammation. “Inflammation is an activation of cells and cell-derived components that have the job of fighting invasions, and in some cases just sponging up or clearing out damaged cel...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Heart disease diet: AVOID these nine foods high in saturated fat
A DIET high in saturated fats puts you more at risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. Here are the high-fat foods to avoid, and simple swaps to make to lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Inflammation is our body’s healthy response to fighting disease. But when it gets out of hand, inflammation can become chronic and lead to a whole host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat are thought to contribute to inflammation, which is why some people who have inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders try out low-sugar diets. On the flip side, there are also foods to pile onto your plate that m...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Plant Fats Are Healthier Than Animal Fats, Study Says
After being vilified for years, fat is having a comeback. But with so many sources and types of fat out there, it can be hard to keep track of what’s healthy and what’s not. A new study, however, offers a simple rule of thumb: Plant fat sources appear to be better for you than animal sources, at least when it comes to monounsaturated fats. The research, which was presented Wednesday at an American Heart Association conference in New Orleans, found that plant-based monounsaturated fats — like those found in vegetable oils, avocados, nuts and seeds — are associated with a lower risk of dying from hear...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Diets high in saturated fat contribute to anxiety and depression, new research finds
(Natural News) Ever wondered why you feel anxious and depressed, even on a day that’s sunny and bright? Chances are, you ate something bad for your health. Your breakfast may have contained no-nos like excess saturated fat from fatty beef, lamb, pork, poultry with skin, beef fat (tallow), lard and cream, butter, cheese and other dairy products... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: If You're Diabetic and Vegetarian
-- A vegetarian diet is safe for a person with diabetes, the American Diabetes Foundation says. In fact, a vegetarian diet is naturally higher in fiber, and much lower in saturated fats and cholesterol than the typical American diet. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DASH Diet Could Help Prevent Depression
BOSTON (CBS) – One way to prevent depression could be with a healthier diet. A new study out of Rush University Medical Center looked at almost 1,000 adults and found that those who adhered to the DASH diet had up to an 11% lower risk of depression compared to others. The DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was designed to reduce high blood pressure. The diet includes vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and low fat dairy products while cutting back on sugary foods and saturated fat. The researchers found while the DASH diet was associated with a lower risk of depression, a typical wester...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dash Diet Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Furious obesity campaigners slam new MyProtein snack bar
MyProtein began stocking its 'delicious' Protein Choc Chunky 48g wafer - which contains 14g of saturated fat - online on Friday. In comparison, a Big Mac contains 9.5g. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is the Link Between Processed Foods and Cancer
Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study. The research, published Wednesday in The BMJ, focused on ultra-processed foods, which tend to be high in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. (Past research has found that Americans get 61% of their calories from highly processed foods.) In the new study, researchers found that, among almost 150,000 French adults, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in a person’s diet was correlated with a 12% higher risk of cancer. The paper is the first to explore the link between cancer and ultra-pro...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Palm oil in your Valentine's chocolate?
A diet rich in saturated fat and sugar not only leads to obesity, it creates inflammation in the nucleus accumbens, a part of the brain that controls mood and reward. And this inflammation leads to depressive, anxious and compulsive behaviours associated with metabolic dysfunction and obesity, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Palm oil in your Valentine's chocolate?
(University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)) A diet high in saturated fat causes, in addition to obesity and metabolic changes associated with a prediabetic state, anxiodepressive and compulsive behaviors. All of these effects were show to be tied to inflammation in the nucleus accumbens, a region of the brain that controls mood and reward. This is revealed by a new study conducted by a team from the CHUM Research Center (CRCHUM) and the Universit é de Montr é al, published in Molecular Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Petitpas Taylor to unveil new food warning labels
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is expected to announce proposed new warning labels for foods high in salt, sugar or saturated fats. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Health Minister Petitpas Taylor rolls out new food warning labels
The federal government rolled out proposals Friday for new warning labels for foods high in saturated fat, sugar or sodium, but will exempt some products, including two per cent milk. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Health Minister Petitpas Taylor rolls out new food package labels
The federal government rolled out proposals Friday for new package labels for foods high in saturated fat, sugar or sodium, but will exempt some products, including milk. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Proposed new federal food packaging labels target salt, sugar and fat
The federal government rolled out proposals Friday for new package labels for foods high in saturated fat, sugar or sodium, but will exempt some products, including milk. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

This Type of Non-Dairy Milk is the Healthiest, Study Says
That almond milk latte may be delicious, but a study just published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology suggests that the trendy beverage also has some drawbacks. When researchers compared the nutritional profiles of four popular “alternative” milks, they found that soy milk came out on top—and that almond, rice and coconut “milks” all lacked essential nutrients important for overall health. Plant-based “milks” are often marketed as wholesome and appropriate substitutes for the real thing. To find out if these claims measured up, scientists at McGill University in Canada ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized almond milk almond milk calories almond milk nutrition coconut milk Diet/Nutrition healthytime is soy milk fattening Lactose Intolerance onetime soy milk calories soy milk nutrition soy milk vs milk Source Type: news

Personal Health: Good Fats, Bad Fats
Studies on saturated fats often failed to take into account what people ate in their place. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Oils and Fats Diet and Nutrition Heart Trans Fatty Acids Source Type: news

Skinny pigs? Low-fat craze gone too far
Let’s face it. You and I both know most Americans are struggling with their weight. I see it in my practice every day. There’s not one study that will tell you otherwise. What’s more, there’s been an explosion of not only obesity, but of related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. But did you realize that the rates of obesity and disease in America began rising at the exact same time the health authorities told us to eat a low-fat diet? It started in 1977 when George McGovern led a Senate Committee that released its “Dietary Goals for the United States.” According to ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition clogged arteries fat heart healthy low-fat polyunsaturated fats skinny Weight Loss Source Type: news

Keto Diet Last, DASH First In New Diet Rankings
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet. Both stress eating a ton of protein and minimal carbs, putting the dieter into “ketosis,” when the body breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy. People on such diets often deal with fatigue and light-headedness as they adjust to a lack of carbohydrates. Though the experts on the US News and Wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Weight Loss Source Type: news

Ice-cream without any saturated fat could be a reality
A scientist from the University of Copenhagen is working on a method to alter the conventional structure of ice cream, She is testing out a formula using unsaturated fat oil droplets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways to Reduce Saturated Fat
TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 -- Cutting down on fat is a big part of any weight-loss diet. Fat has twice the calories of protein and carbs -- so ounce for ounce, you can replace fat with twice the amount of those foods for the same calories. You do need... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mandrola's Top 10 Cardiology Stories of 2017 Mandrola's Top 10 Cardiology Stories of 2017
Controversy surrounding saturated fat and sham PCI make this year's list as well as a few medical reversals and the continuing opioid crisis. What topics would you add or omit?theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Dietary fats influence endoplasmic reticulum membrane
A lab study may help explain on the molecular level why saturated fat can harm cells and unsaturated fat can be protective. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even without the buns, Trump's favorite fast-food meal is a diet-buster
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump's typical McDonald's meal contained nearly a day's worth of calories and sodium, almost double the recommended daily dose of saturated fat and 2 ½ times the sugar he should eat in a day, according to US Dietary Guidelines. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart-healthy diet found to be as effective as medication for treating gout
(Natural News) The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats. It was devised decades ago to reduce high blood pressure. Now, according to a study led by John Hopkins researchers, the DASH diet can significantly lower uric acid. Uric acid is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starbucks unveils new 'Christmas tree' frappuccino
Starbucks unveiled a 'Christmas' ice drink on Thursday, available until Monday. It has 420 calories, 50g of sugar, and 21g of saturated fat in one Grande serving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Cheese Daily May Be Good For You, Study Finds
CBS Local — Cheese fans around the world, rejoice! The study you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Researchers have found that eating cheese every day is good for your health and may decrease your chance of developing heart disease. The findings, published in December’s European Journal of Nutrition, looked at 15 separate studies that followed over 200,000 people in the U.S. and Europe. Researchers say people who ate large amounts of cheese lowered their risk of developing heart disease by 14 percent and were 10 percent less likely to have a stroke compared to people who didn’t eat cheese. “Che...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cheese Chris Melore Heart Disease Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Protein bars with more fat and sugar than a Krispy Kremeut
Exclusive: An analysis of over 50 products on the market in the US and UK compared how much saturated fat, sugar and protein they contained compared to an Original Glazed Doughnut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
16 October 2017 Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets. Hospital chiefs will have to ensure that four out of five items purchased on their premises do not bust the limit, which is an eighth of a woman ’s and a tenth of a man’s recommended daily intake, or lose out on funding ring-fenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bears not bothered by diet high in saturated fats
(Canadian Science Publishing) A new study found that captive bears fed a diet high in saturated fats and low in " healthy " polyunsaturated fats did not show symptoms of disease typically observed in humans eating foods high in saturated fats such as insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Anti Alzheimer ’ s diet
Despite what the mainstream media is telling you, sugar is not your enemy. Your body evolved to eat sweet foods. In fact, it’s how our ancestors knew a food growing in the wild was safe to eat and healthy. But your body did not evolve to eat starchy, high carbohydrate sugars from bread, pasta, cereal and other grains. Ever since we were told to eat low fat, this has been the bulk of the our diet. The result has been a modern epidemic of obesity and diabetes. At the same time, we face skyrocketing rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Big Pharma has been trying for decades to come...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

PURE Confusion: Observational Data Can't Tell Us What to Eat PURE Confusion: Observational Data Can't Tell Us What to Eat
The PURE study suggests that dietary saturated fat is good and carbohydrates bad, but nutritional guidelines should be based purely on randomized data, argues Dr O'Donoghue.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Fatty diet may boost risk of relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis
(BMJ) A fatty diet may boost the risk of a relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis (MS) by as much as 56 per cent, with saturated fat associated with a tripling in risk, suggests research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery& Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fried foods? Use THIS oil.
You’ve probably heard some very confusing advice about which cooking oils are best for your health. Almost every time you read an article or watch a health show on TV, someone is recommending some good-for-you grease that’s somehow better, less cancer-causing, more antioxidant-rich, less (or sometimes more) fatty than the last. The problem begins with doctors and nutritionists — and Big Food — who like to classify cooking oils by categories of fat, claiming that one category is “good” and another is “bad.” Don’t listen to them. We already know that mainstream medicine a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Cancer cooking fat food oil Source Type: news

QUIZ: Should You Eat This or That?
For decades, fat has been vilified as the worst part of the American diet. Scientists made their case, the government codified it with nutritional guidelines, and industry launched a fat-free food frenzy that hasn’t abated. But in those 40 years, people got sicker—and fatter. The new science shows fat isn’t the reason, and in fact, the nutrient might deserve even more room on our plates. Overall, the latest science on weight and dieting shows that there’s likely no one-size-fits-all approach and that people can succeed at achieving better health through a wide variety of ways—and foods. Still,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized chocolate cookies diet Diet/Nutrition fat free fattening food Food Facts health healthy food low fat photography saturated fat what to eat Source Type: news

Study allows establishing a timeline of obesity
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In experiments with mice, a Brazilian research group showed that, well before the profile of intestinal bacteria gets altered, a diet rich in saturated fats damages the hypothalamus -- region of the brain responsible for optimizing the organism's absorption of nutrients -- because its cells react to the excess of fat in the bloodstream as if they were fighting pathogens. According to the research, the ensuing process of inflammation and methabolic disbalance can recede through a diet with low levels of saturated fat and simple carbohydr...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Avoid eating just before your bedtime, study recommends
Conclusions Previous research suggests we may be better off consuming more of our calories earlier on in the day, when we have a full, active day ahead of us to use up the energy. It's also been observed that people who consume large calorific meals late in the evening can have a higher body weight. In a sense, the results of this study seem plausible and don't really say anything different from what's already been observed. But as this is a cross-sectional study, it can't really prove very much. The study involved a small, select sample of US university students. Their results can't be applied to everyone, as they have di...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: A healthy lifestyle can help prevent dementia
UCLAJonathan FieldingDr. Jonathan Fielding is a distinguished professor of public health and pediatrics at UCLA. This column appeared in U.S. News and World Report.Does behavior have a significant impact on your risk of developing dementia? That ’s what a wealth of new data is suggesting, and the evidence, gathered from different research teams around the globe, is pointing in the same intriguing direction.A suite of new studies came to a common finding — that our own behavior could partially stave off the effects of dementia, including dementia-related to Alzheimer’s, which accounts for up to 7...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre | Editorial
Vegans are often unfairly mocked. They should instead be praisedJeremy Corbyn is “going through the process” of eating more vegan food, he has said – he just has to bring himself to give up the brie, verboten under vegan rules, along with eggs, milk and everything animals produce. Later, as if fearful of a backlash, his spokesperson issued a statement denying he was vegan. But the Labour leader was right to be proud of his efforts. Vegans are often unreasonably mocked as do-gooders and sniped at for making dinner parties awkward for those who don’t like lentils quite so much. This is unfair: the die...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Veganism Life and style Food Environment Food science Source Type: news

One in 10 men aged 50 'have the heart of a 60-year-old'
"One-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are," BBC News reports. This is the finding of an analysis of 1.2 million people who used the NHS Heart Age Test. The principle behind the test is that you can "age" your heart through unhealthy behaviour such as smoking and being obese. Underlying conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which often have no noticeable symptoms, can also age the heart. An obese smoker in their 50s who has high blood pressure and high cholesterol could have the heart of a 60- or 70-year-old. The quick and simple test tells you the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news