Does saturated fat really raise heart disease risk? New study makes surprising finding
HEART disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is the leading cause of death globally. Conventional wisdom says to steer clear of saturated fats because they contribute to heart disease. However, a new study published in the British Medical Journal , suggests saturated fat intake does not raise cardiovascular disease risk. But what helps? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shrimp can be one of the best nutritional meals — low in calories, high in protein, easy to cook.
They also are low in saturated fat, which plays a significant role in elevating cholesterol levels. Here are some tips on buying and eating the crustaceans. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Entis Source Type: news

Research suggests a diet rich in dairy fat may lower the risk of heart disease
Study ’s lead author says evidence shows ‘type of dietary fat, or the source of dietary fat, is actually more important than the amount’Get our free news app;get our morning email briefingA higher consumption of dairy fat may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research that suggests choosing full-fat dairy options is no worse for heart health.The study, from an international team of experts, challenges the view that full-fat dairy products, such as cheese, yoghurt and milk, should be avoided because of their high saturated fat content.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Medical research Diets and dieting Food Science Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three drinks proven to reduce hypertension risk and lower readings
HIGH blood pressure can be effectively managed by monitoring your salt intake, reducing the amount of processed foods and saturated fat in your diet, and exercise. Hydration is also key to a healthy lifestyle, and when it comes to blood pressure, three drinks could help prevent the condition and lower high readings. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant-Centered Diet May Lower LDL Cholesterol, CVD Risk
TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 -- Dietary strategies aimed solely at lowering saturated fat intake may be less effective in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) than recommendations for a plant-centered diet, according to a study presented during Nutrition... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Plant-Based' vs. Low-Fat Diet: Which Is Better for Your Heart?
A new study finds people with diets low in saturated fat have better LDL levels, but that did not translate into a lower risk of heart disease or stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Plant-Based' or Low-Fat Diet: Which Is Better for Your Heart?
WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 -- Hoping to eat your way to a healthier heart? Diets rich in plant foods may beat low-fat eating regimens for cutting the risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds. Saturated fat, the kind largely found in animal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Can you eat cheese if you want to lower cholesterol levels?
HIGH cholesterol can be attributed to a diet full of saturated fat, which is found in full-dat dairy products such as cheese. If you're concerned that you might be on your way to having heart disease or stroke, can you eat cheese? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chocolate, Butter, Sodas: Avoid These Foods for a Healthier Middle Age
THURSDAY, April 22, 2021 -- It's no secret that too much sugar and saturated fat aren't good for you, but what food combos put you at greater risk for heart disease and death in middle age? The answer, from a new University of Oxford study, is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Africa: Why African Countries Need Reliable Local Data On Sugary Drinks Taxes
[The Conversation Africa] Diets in sub-Saharan Africa are changing as more countries advance from low-income to middle-income status. People's eating habits are shifting from food rich in starchy staples, vegetables and fruits to a more westernised diet high in sugar, saturated fats and oils. This shift to unhealthy foods is fuelling obesity related chronic, noncommunicable conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Butter or margarine: Which one can benefit your health the most?
BUTTER and margarine are popular spreads you can purchase in the supermarkets, but there's a clear difference between the two - one contains unsaturated fats while the other contains more saturated fats. Does it matter? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UArizona Health Sciences study will develop first population-based dietary mobile app
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) A $3.3 million NIH grant is funding a five-year UArizona Health Sciences study designed to develop a mobile assessment tool to more accurately, and in near real-time, track and measure saturated fat and added sugar consumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to track saturated fat
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: What foods cause high cholesterol?
HIGH CHOLESTEROL is caused by eating certain foods in your diet. You could be at risk of the condition - and should consider checking your cholesterol levels - if you regularly eat foods containing cholesterol and are high in saturated fat. Should you make changes to your diet to avoid high cholesterol? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mushrooms add important nutrients when included in the typical diet
(FLM Harvest) New research examined the addition of mushrooms to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Patterns resulting in the increase of several micronutrients including shortfall nutrients, while having a minimal to zero impact on overall calories, sodium or saturated fat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Butter may not be bad for you - new study challenges widely held claim
BUTTER intake has been associated with a raised risk of heart disease because it contains saturated fats. A new study challenges this long-held orthodoxy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New perspectives challenge the idea that saturated fats cause heart disease
(The University of Bergen) Why do saturated fats increase blood cholesterol, and why should this be dangerous? After all, saturated fats occur naturally in a wide variety of foods, including breast milk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Could Help Stop Prostate Cancer's Spread
FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2021 -- Food as medicine: New research suggests that a healthy Mediterranean diet might lower the risk of prostate cancer progressing to a more advanced state. The relative lack of saturated fat in these diets might be a major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Canola oil is low in saturated fats to reduce risks of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure can become a major health issue if care is not taken. Diet and exercise are key and when it comes to cooking meals, one particular oil proves best. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food as Prevention – Rising to Nutritional Challenges
Mothers and their children gather at a community nutrition centre in the little village of Rantolava, Madagascar, to learn more about a healthy diet. Credit: Alain Rakotondravony/IPSBy Gabriele RiccardiNAPLES, Italy, Nov 25 2020 (IPS) The risks factors contributing to the dramatic rise in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in recent decades have been known for a long time but the Covid-19 pandemic has brutally exposed our collective failure to deal with them. Reporting on the findings of the latest Global Burden of Disease Study, The Lancet warns of a “perfect storm” created by the interaction of the highly infe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gabriele Riccardi Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foun Source Type: news

Replace saturated fats with heart-healthy cooking oils to reduce 'bad' cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol does not usually produce any symptoms but it is a precursor to heart disease so it is vital to keep it in check. One of the most effective deterrents is to swap saturated fats for heart-healthy fats - here are some of the most important. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 11, 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 16, 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