The takeaway food that could hike risk of heart disease - ‘Opt for shish kebab instead'
One of Britain's favourite kebabs has been shown to have worrying levels of saturated fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monkeypox Myocarditis; Early DOACs After Stroke; Saturated Fats Absolved?
(MedPage Today) -- The American College of Cardiology said clinicians should be on the lookout for heart problems in patients with monkeypox after a 31-year-old man developed acute myocarditis. Lingering cardiac symptoms in people who initially... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 6, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally
In the years following World War II, physicians in the U.S. and Europe noticed a surprising phenomenon: rates of heart attack and stroke fell dramatically in many places. Autopsies from this period also revealed reduced rates of atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fatty arterial plaques that causes cardiovascular disease. At first, experts were perplexed. But as time passed, many concluded that wartime food deprivations and the forced shifts in people’s diets—namely, big reductions in the consumption of red meat and other animal products—contributed to the heart-health improvements. Later work, particu...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Are Linked. Here ’ s How to Reduce Your Risk for Both
High blood pressure—also known as hypertension—and Type 2 diabetes are two of the most common medical conditions in the U.S. Unfortunately, they often occur together. Some research has found that 85% of middle-aged or older adults who have Type 2 diabetes also have hyper­tension, and both conditions elevate a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. These increased risks are significant, and in some cases grave. Researchers have found that people with Type 2 ­diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who don’t have the conditio...
Source: TIME: Health - August 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What Caused This Summer Birthday Party Rash?
Discussion Panniculitides are a diverse group of problems involving inflammation of subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat has limited ability to show different patterns of disease and therefore the clinical appearance is the same but has different etiologies. The skin appears red or purple, swollen, may have discrete nodule(s) or plaque(s) and the affected area can be painful or pruritic. If necessary skin biopsy can help determine the etiology. Overall panniculitides are not very common but some presentations are expected because of particular exposure (i.e. cold) or inflammatory disease processes. Types of panniculitides in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 22, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Advertising ban was linked to lower purchases of unhealthy food and drink
Sales of unhealthy food and drinks were lower than expected after Transport for London (TfL) restricted advertising of these products. Average weekly household purchases of energy were 7% lower than predicted without the ban. Reductions were seen in fat, saturated fat, and sugar content. The largest reductions were seen for energy content from chocolate and sweets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Two cooking oils that seem healthy to avoid - 'High in saturated fat'
HAVING high cholesterol could be potentially fatal. It occurs when you have too much of a fatty substance known as cholesterol in your blood. If it's not dealt with it can lead to serious health issues such as heart problems and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I wanted to know how to increase my life expectancy. Do I really have to avoid everything? | Annie Macmanus
The advice was to limit alcohol, avoid high-sugar foods and decrease saturated fats – but warnings like this are just going to encourage meI took a DNA test a few weeks ago. It arrived in the post. I had to prick my finger, squeeze out several drops of blood and put them in a box to post to a lab in Scandinavia.It ’s about risk management. For the first time, I’m looking to invest long-term in my body and, to do that, I need to explore whatcould happen in terms of illness. I want to do what I can now, to optimise my chances of living healthily for longer. I want my body and my mind to be aligned; I want to feel stron...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 18, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Annie Macmanus Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Food Society Science Source Type: news

What to Know About High Cholesterol in Kids
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but it’s not something we usually associate with kids. In many cases, however, the seeds of heart attacks and strokes may be sown in childhood. That’s because high or abnormal cholesterol levels, which are a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, are not uncommon in kids. “People may feel that cholesterol is mostly an adult issue, which is not correct,” says Dr. Nivedita Patni, a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Health in Dallas and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. About 1 in 5 child...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news

Nutrition warnings are coming to the front of some packaged foods in Canada
Canada will require that companies add nutrition warnings to the front of pre-packaged food with high levels of saturated fat, sugar or sodium in an effort to help shoppers make healthier choices with just a glance. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The food to eat 'only on occasion' as it may be 'high in saturated fat'
CHOLESTEROL is a fatty substance produced by the liver that brings many important health benefits, such as making hormones and building cell membranes. Indeed, we need some cholesterol to stay healthy, though there are some forms which are considered bad for us. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Shame on cereal giants making legal demands that will make more children fatter
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: The rules target foods that are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar and salt (HFSS), banning them from high-profile locations such as aisle ends. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease: Refined carbs and saturated fats among the biggest food risk factors
HEART disease risks and diet are synonymous. Many foods we may think are healthy are in fact directly impacting your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer: The four cooking oils shown to ‘release' toxic chemicals linked to the disease
THE INCIDENCE of cancer is growing rapidly, owing partly to staff shortages and coronavirus disruptions delaying diagnoses. But with no cure in sight, managing the risk factors may offer the best hope of averting the disease. Some research suggests that cooking with vegetable oils may be more dangerous than using saturated fats, like butter and lard. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Saturated Fat or Carbohydrates Worse for the Liver? Is Saturated Fat or Carbohydrates Worse for the Liver?
Dr. Caroline Apovian discusses whether fat or carbohydrate overfeeding is more likely to lead to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 7, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news