Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

New recommendations: People with high cholesterol should eliminate carbs, not saturated fat
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) An international team of experts on heart disease and diet say there's no evidence that a low-saturated fat diet reduces cholesterol in people with familial hypercholesterolemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High cholesterol foods: One food staple you need to stop eating
HIGH cholesterol can be influenced by diet. Eating foods full of saturated fats will guarantee higher cholesterol levels and increased health risks. Which foods must you avoid to prevent this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease
 Health guidance suggests that reducing the amount of saturated fat we eat, by cutting down on animal fats, is good for our health.In the process of updating this review the authors wanted to know whether following this advice leads to a reduced risk of dying or getting cardiovascular disease (heart disease or stroke). They assessed the effect of replacing animal fats and hard vegetable fats with plant oils, unsaturated spreads or starchy foods, for at least two years, on health outcomes including dying, heart disease and stroke. They only looked at studies of adults (18 years or older). They included men and women wi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Even One High-Fat Meal May Dull Your Mind
MONDAY, May 18, 2020 -- Ordering a cheeseburger and fries might literally be a dumb move, new research suggests. A recent, small study from Ohio State University indicates eating a single meal high in saturated fats may hamper your ability to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Our ability to focus may falter after eating one meal high in saturated fat
(Ohio State University) Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate - not great news for people whose diets have gone south while they're working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Our Diets Are Changing Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Is It for the Better?
The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot about modern American life: how we work, socialize, and even how we eat. Dining out is a distant memory. But nutritionally, people weren’t exactly thriving in pre-pandemic America. “Before COVID-19 came along, it was increasingly clear that the diet quality and nutritional status of Americans was terrible,” says Dr. Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. More than 40% of U.S. adults are obese. After years of declines, heart disease death rates are on the rise again. So are rates of obesity-linked canc...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Link between high-fat diet and liver disease reported
Mice fed a diet rich in saturated fat showed dramatic changes in liver gene expression, which may explain how diet affects that organ. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

How to Stay Physically and Mentally Healthy While COVID-19 Has You Stuck at Home
Most health advice can be boiled down to simple behaviors, like eating a balanced diet, exercising and getting good sleep. During a pandemic like COVID-19, these actions are especially crucial for maintaining you physical and mental well-being. But social distancing complicates things. How are you supposed to eat right when you’re living on non-perishables? How can you work out when you’re cooped up at home? How can you sleep when you’re anxious about, well, everything? This expert-backed guide is a good place to start. Here’s how to stay healthy (and calm) while social distancing during the COVID-1...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Using olive oil instead of these foods could add years to your heart, study says
Feed your body olive oil instead of other saturated fats and add years to your health of your heart, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Benefits that make coconut oil a really healthy "fat"
(Natural News) Coconut oil originally had a bad rap among health experts and health buffs alike, being branded with terms like “deadly” or “unhealthy.” This is mostly due to its significant saturated fat content, which experts claim to increase cholesterol levels and increase your risk of a heart attack. However, coconut oil eventually dragged itself... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coconut Oil Consumption Linked to Increased LDL Coconut Oil Consumption Linked to Increased LDL
The high saturated fat content of coconut oil could be driving adverse cholesterol changes, authors of a new review of published studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fats forwards – exploring the use of fats in our foods, today and beyond.
A report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on the role of saturated fats in health concluded there's no need to change current advice; we should be following dietary patterns that are lower in saturated fats, and opting for foods that have a higher proportion of   unsaturated fats.Food manufacturers, suppliers and caterers have a particular responsibility in helping people to do this, but how can they lower saturated fats within the food chain, and what implications may this have for health?BNF  is delighted to welcome nutrition experts to discuss our fat intake, what fats are in ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 16, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Fats forwards – exploring the use of fats in our foods, today and beyond.
A report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on the role of saturated fats in health concluded there's no need to change current advice; we should be following dietary patterns that are lower in saturated fats, and opting for foods that have a higher proportion of   unsaturated fats.Food manufacturers, suppliers and caterers have a particular responsibility in helping people to do this, but how can they lower saturated fats within the food chain, and what implications may this have for health?BNF is delighted to welcome nutrition experts to discuss our fat intake, what fats are in our fo...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Why Your 2020 New Year ’s Health or Fitness Resolution Might be Proven Outdated by 2030
Each year, as the calendar turns from December to January, millions of people make resolutions. And each year, surveys show, many of those self-promises relate to wellness, whether it’s losing weight, eating better, exercising more or simply getting healthier. But “getting healthier” isn’t a fixed concept. If health advice is anything, it’s fickle. While some concepts stand the test of time—eat fruits and vegetables, get plenty of sleep, exercise when you can—other trends are over practically as soon as they begin. (Remember appetite-suppressant lollipops and Shake Weights?) As a r...
Source: TIME: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Wellness Source Type: news

Top 10 Health Questions America Asked Dr. Google In 2019
(CNN) — Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, the keto diet and hiccups in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions on the search engine this year, according to new data from Google. The list was based on search terms collected between January and early December. Last year, the top health-related questions Googled by people in the US included what is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, what is endometriosis and how long does weed stay in your urine. In 2017, what is lupus, how long does the flu last and what causes hiccups were some of the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Google Source Type: news

Why coconut oil might not deserve the 'health halo' it's been given
It's regularly touted as a "superfood" or a "healthy fat" and is found in health food stores across the country. But coconut oil is made up almost entirely of saturated fat. Marketplace looks at how the product came to be seen as an attractive alternative for cooking, baking — and even in coffee. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Attention Vegetable Haters: It Could Be In Your Genes
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a “super-taster:” a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently. Unfortunately, being a super-taster doesn’t make everything taste better. In fact, it can do the opposite. Super-tasters are extremely sensitive to bitterness, a common characteristic of many dark green, leafy veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, to name a few. “The person who has that genetic propensity gets more of the sul...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Vitamin D does not reduce kidney damage in type 2 diabetes
Neither vitamin D3 nor omega-3 fatty acid supplements cut CKD risk in people with type 2 diabetes over five years Related items fromOnMedica UK research reveals racial inequalities in diabetes care Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating walnuts and following a low-saturated fat diet can decrease overall heart disease risk: Study
(Natural News) Walnuts are fiber-rich superfoods that are full of micronutrients, including copper, magnesium, and manganese. According to a recent study by researchers from The Pennsylvania State University, consuming nutritious walnuts while following a low-saturated-fat diet can help lower blood pressure. Cardiovascular disease, the biggest killer of adults in the U.S. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for the most number of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Review on Saturated fats included in a report published by Public Health England
A report onSaturated Fats and Health by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has recently been published by Public Health England using evidence from the Cochrane Heart Group review,Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease.The report from Public Health England considers the relationship between saturated fats, health outcomes and risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the general UK population.Dr Saverio Stranges, author of this Cochrane Review explains,“There is good evidence supporting the notion that reduction of saturated fat intake is likely to produce beneficial effec...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Help Ease Some Symptoms of Depression
A diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil and nuts and low in sugar and saturated fat boosted mood in college students prone to depression. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Mental Health and Disorders Depression (Mental) Mediterranean Food (Cuisine) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Healthful snacks can reduce feelings of fatigue
Swapping sugar and saturated fat for vegetables and smoothies can diminish the impact of sleep deprivation, according to new findings. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: A guide to ingredient substitutions
Whipping up healthy meals may be easier than you think. Use this guide to make simple ingredient substitutions to reduce salt and saturated fat -- and boost fiber -- in your favorite recipes. If a recipe calls for these ingredients, try these substitutes: Bread crumbs, dry = Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal Butter, margarine, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Switching to a healthy diet can ease depression in just three weeks, study finds
Researchers from the Macquarie University in Australia looked at 76 depressed university students whose daily meals were mostly made up of processed foods, sugar, and saturated fats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Best cooking oil to choose to increase life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: To live a long and healthy life many are aware of being vigilant with their diet by eating a balanced diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is also known to reduce the amount of trans and saturated fats. However, most are unaware that using a certain oil when cooking could also help boost life longevity. What is the best cooking oil to use to increase life expectancy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Less Red Meat Better For You? Controversial New Guidelines Say No
(CNN) — Leading nutritional experts in the United States and the UK are fired up about new dietary recommendations claiming there’s no need to reduce your red and processed meat intake for good health. “This is a very irresponsible public health recommendation,” said Dr. Frank Hu, who chairs the nutrition department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The new guidelines and five corresponding studies are part of a systematic analysis of existing research done by NutriRECS, a recently formed international group of nutritionists and health researchers. NutriRECS says its mission is to &l...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Is Wine Really Healthier Than Beer?
This study led to expert speculation that the average wine drinker may eat healthier than the average beer drinker. If true, that could explain away many of the health advantages associated with wine. More recent research that controlled for diet and other lifestyle variables concluded that drinking moderate amounts of beer—usually defined as one per day for women and two for men—offers the same heart-health benefits as a like amount of wine. Meanwhile, studies have found that cheese and some other sources of saturated fat and cholesterol may not actually raise a person’s risk for heart disease and prema...
Source: TIME: Health - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Congratulations, America, you're eating better. But you still have a ways to go
U.S. adults made modest improvements in their diets in recent years but still eat too many low-quality carbohydrates and too much saturated fat. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Congratulations, America, you're eating better. But you still have a ways to go
U.S. adults made modest improvements in their diets in recent years but still eat too many low-quality carbohydrates and too much saturated fat. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

US diets have improved - but Americans still eat too much sugar and fat, study finds
At long last, there's been an uptick in the amount of complex carbs and whole foods Americans eat - but saturated fats still comprise over 10% of daily intake, Harvard University research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Are Still Eating Too Many'Bad' Carbs
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- Decades into the obesity epidemic, Americans are still eating far too much sugar, starch and saturated fat, a new report claims. Since 1999, Americans have cut down a bit on " low-quality " carbs, like heavily processed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Adding omega-6s to your diet could help prevent heart disease, advise researchers
(Natural News) Omega-6 fatty acids are often seen as harmful. However, studies suggest that when consumed in moderation and in place of saturated fats found in dairy products and meats, they can be beneficial to your health. In fact, a new study published in the journal Circulation has suggested that omega-6s could be just as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein bars with more calories and fat than a Mars bar
EXCLUSIVE: Government guidelines in the UK urge women to consume no more than 20g of saturated fat each day, while men shouldn't exceed 30g. Some bars were found to have 10g. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways to Cut the Fat From Your Diet
TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- About half of all Americans take steps to limit or avoid saturated fats, the kind found in foods like fatty red meat and cream. But fewer than one-third stick to the limit set by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to keep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Customers Can Make Fast-Food Combo Meals Healthier Customers Can Make Fast-Food Combo Meals Healthier
Combination meals in U.S. fast food and fast casual restaurants have lots of calories, saturated fat, sugar and sodium, but customers can make the meals healthier by substituting drinks and toppings, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Customers can make fast-food combo meals healthier
(Reuters Health) - Combination meals in U.S. fast food and fast casual restaurants have lots of calories, saturated fat, sugar and sodium, but customers can make the meals healthier by substituting drinks and toppings, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Posh branded ready meals can have up to THREE TIMES the fat of cheaper supermarket alternatives
A vegetable lasagne from COOK has 23.1g of saturated fat in one portion. Customers won't be aware of how unhealthy their dinner is, a British obesity charity said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good midlife heart health linked to lower dementia risk later on
Findings back policies to improve cardiovascular health at age of 50 to promote subsequent brain health, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica No change on recommended dietary saturated fat intake Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Clean-air campaigners call for school run ban Healthy lifestyles may offset dementia risk, study finds Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The biggest MYTH ever perpetuated in the food industry... "Eat less red meat” and be healthier
(Natural News) You’ve heard those health ‘gurus,’ claiming that if you just “eat less red meat” you are somehow healthier or less afflicted by animal fat consumption. Question: Are the doctors then claiming that the cow fat is the only animal-derived saturated fat that clogs your blood and creates plaque in your vessels? So let’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No change on recommended dietary saturated fat intake
This should remain below 10% of daily energy intake, confirms SACN after reviewing evidence for past 30 years Related items fromOnMedica Doctors welcome drop in Scotland ’s alcohol consumption Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Men with highly active jobs tend to die earlier than men with inactive jobs Act urgently on total junk food ad ban, say doctors and public (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government panel rules saturated fat in butter, cheese and meat IS bad for you
The UK Government's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition said there should be no change to guidelines issued 25 years ago that suggest a saturated fat limit of 250 calories a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SACN's'Saturated fats and health' Report
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has now published their comprehensive review of the evidence onsaturated fats and health.  SACN have reviewed the considerable body of evidence published since the last review of the scientific evidence by the UK’s Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy in 1994.Based on 47 systematic reviews and meta-analyses, SACN has concluded that:higher saturated fat consumption is linked to raised blood cholesterolhigher intakes of saturated fat are associated with increased risk of heart disease andsaturated fats should be swapped with unsaturated fat...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 25, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

America's packaged food supply is ultra-processed
(Northwestern University) Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy. Since about 80% of Americans' total calorie consumption comes from store-bought foods and beverages (packaged and unpackaged), the food and beverage supply plays a central role in the development of chronic disease including obesity and cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enjoy your cheese! New research says it's probably good for you after all
(Natural News) Cheese has long been considered as fattening and unhealthy. It is rich in saturated fat, which is linked to heart disease. However, a recent study shows that, contrary to popular belief, cheese may actually be beneficial for the heart as well as general health. Is cheese really unhealthy? Cheese is a dairy product made... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Meat Poses New Challenges
Saturated fat and cholesterol from red meat have long been known to be bad for heart health, but recent research sheds light on a possible new culprit. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - July 12, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease Nutrition Source Type: news

Changing Your Meat-Eating Habits Could Mean A Longer Life, Study Suggests
(CNN) — Mounting evidence continues to suggest that eating too much red meat — such as bacon and hot dogs — is linked with health problems. A new study finds that changes in your red-meat-eating habits can be tied to your risk of early death. An increase in red meat consumption of at least half a serving per day was linked with a 10% higher risk of early death in the study, published in the medical journal BMJ on Wednesday. Replacing red meat with other protein sources may help you live longer, the study found. “The data suggest that replacing red meat with other protein sources, such as poultry, fi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Ditching saturated fats may 'do more harm than good'
Researchers led by the University of Copenhagen said there are foods high in saturated fat which also have a lot of vitamins, minerals, iron and fibre in them which may be missed if they're cut out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence
Guidance to cut saturated fat to (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MCTs help prevent cardiovascular disease by improving the metabolism of cholesterol
(Natural News) Not all fats are dangerous to your health. For example, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a type of saturated fat that possesses many health benefits, including cardiovascular disease prevention. A study published in the journal Nutrition Research found that MCTs can protect against cardiovascular disease by promoting macrophage reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) process. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news