Seed oils are best for LDL cholesterol
If you want to lower your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, called LDL or, colloquially, "bad cholesterol," the research is clear about one thing: You should exchange saturated fats with unsaturated fat. If you want to know what you should use to sauté your dinner, that's a harder question to answer. Many of the studies establishing that mono- and polyunsaturated fats are better for blood lipids than (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as around one million children under 5 years suffer from chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 4 2018 (IPS)A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   A diverse group of experts from academia, civil society, and United Nati...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Farming Crisis: Filling An Empty Plate Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutr Source Type: news

Here ’ s How Much Fast Food Americans Are Actually Eating
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the data brief published Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics. “On any given day in the United States, an estimated 36.6% or approximately 84.8 million adults consume fast food,” said Cheryl Fryar, first author of the report and a health statistician at the CDC. “We focused on fast food for t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Fast Food Source Type: news

Eating a Mediterranean diet slashes the risk of depression by a THIRD
After analysing more than 40 studies, researchers from University College London also found those who eat a diet rich in processed food, sugar and saturated fat are more at risk of depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a Mediterranean diet slashes the risk of depression by 33%
After analysing more than 40 studies, researchers from University College London also found those who eat a diet rich in processed food, sugar and saturated fat are more at risk of depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muesli breakfast bars
The rolled oats, nuts and fruit in these breakfast bars make them a healthy and filling breakfast option. One serving has just 162 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent intense activity in teens linked to healthier metabolic profile
Never too late to benefit from physical activity, but we must remove barriers to keeping it up Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Research Shows Eating More Dairy Lowers Your Risk Of Heart Disease
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study in the Lancet finds that milk really does a body good. Researchers found that eating more dairy is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, including whole-fat dairy foods like whole milk and full fat yogurt. Researchers surveyed more than 130,000 people in 21 countries over about nine years. They found that compared to people who don’t eat dairy, those who consume up to three servings a day have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and premature death from cardiovascular disease. Most experts recommend people get 2-4 servings a day of low or non-fat dairy, saying whole fat dairy ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dairy Dr. Mallika Marshall Milk Source Type: news

Whole-Fat Dairy Associated with Heart Benefit in PURE Study
(MedPage Today) -- Even the saturated fat from it appears acquitted in observational data (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Why Whole-Fat Milk and Yogurt Are Healthier Than You Think
For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat. Recent research, however, indicates that full-fat dairy may actually be healthier than its reputation suggests, and that people who eat full-fat dairy are not more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who consume low-fat dairy. They may even be less likely to gain weight. Now, new research published Tuesday in The Lancet, adds to that body of evidence. The research suggests that eating dairy products of all kinds is associated with a lower ri...
Source: TIME: Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural ways to improve insulin sensitivity
Low insulin sensitivity can cause blood sugar levels to become too high and may lead to type 2 diabetes. Natural ways of improving insulin sensitivity include exercising more, getting enough sleep, eating a diet rich in saturated fats and soluble fiber, and taking certain dietary supplements. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

French Fries Are The No. 1 Vegetable Toddlers Eat, Study Says
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A new study shows major gaps in food choices in youngster’s diets. More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat — French fries are the no. 1 vegetable consumed. According to the study, after a child turns one their food choices tend to change as they eat more family foods. By age two, many children have preferences and eating habits that will last their lifetime — and that’s why health experts want parents to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Current advice to limit dairy intake should be reconsidered
(European Society of Cardiology) The consumption of dairy products has long been thought to increase the risk of death, particularly from coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease, and cancer, because of dairy's relatively high levels of saturated fat. Yet evidence for any such link, especially among US adults, is inconsistent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fish oils do not prevent heart attack or strokes with diabetes
Randomised controlled trial did not find that fish oil supplements protected against cardiovascular events Related items fromOnMedica Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk HbA1c improves just as much on dieting only two days a week 'Healthy' obese patients still have higher risk of heart disease Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Heartbreakers at Chain Restaurants
McDonald ’ s is far from the worst offender. The Cheesecake Factory ’ s Breakfast Burrito has more than a day ’ s worth of calories, two days ’ worth of sodium and more than three of saturated fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Restaurants Fast Food Industry Calories Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news