Nutrition Health Review

Health magazine (tabloid).

Articles from No. 92, Winter

Avocados Are Natural "Nutrient Boosters"
Research findings published in the August 2005 issue of the Journal of Nutrition indicate that avocados act as a "nutrient booster," allowing the body to absorb significantly more "heart-healthy" and cancer-fighting nutrients like alpha-carotene, beta-carotene,...
Canadian Socialized Health Care: Free, but Costly
Health care in Canada has long been a source of national pride. Canadians boast about free hospital visits, universal coverage, and inexpensive drug prices. The Canadian system has been praised in medical journals and idealized through newspaper editorials,...
Cancer-Killing Virus Raises Hopes
Six days is all it takes for a common, non-disease-causing virus to kill epithelial cancer cells in laboratory cultures, according to investigators at Penn State College of Medicine. They presented their findings at the 24th annual meeting of the American...
Certain Fats Can Lower Cholesterol
A Penn State study has shown that a diet rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) from walnuts, walnut oil, and flaxseed oil not only lowered "bad" cholesterol (LDL-C) but also decreased markers for blood vessel inflammation in men and women representative...
Chia and Fats
Water and methanol extracts of chia seed meal left following pressing to remove the oil have demonstrated strong antioxidant activity (Taga, Miller, and Pratt, 1984). These antioxidants make chia a very stable source of omega-3 fatty acids and explain...
CPR Instructions Should Be Followed
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions that are given over the telephone by emergency dispatchers to lay rescuers should focus primarily on continuous chest compressions instead of the traditional ABC's (airway, breathing, circulation), according...
DHA Fats May Provide Heart Health Benefits
Updated dietary guidelines released in January 2005 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture mention for the first time docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid. The guidelines, which are issued...
Dietary Fat May Influence Prostate Cancer
Researchers investigating the role of fatty acids in the aggressiveness of early-stage prostate cancer have found that higher concentrations of polyunsaturated fat are linked to less aggressive tumor growth. "Research has shown that populations...
Fast Facts about Fats
In 1993, a study of nearly 90,000 women found that a diet containing foods high in trans fats--such as margarine--led to a 50 percent increased risk of heart disease than that in women who rarely ate those fats. Trans fats have also been linked...
Genes Can Trump Exercise in Elderly Mobility
Genes can keep elderly people from benefiting equally from exercise, no matter how much effort they expend. Of nearly 3,000 subjects studied, those who exercised stayed healthier than their inactive peers, but subjects born with a certain gene benefited...
Gene Variant May Predict Diabetes
Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have identified a particular gene variant that might serve as a predictor for type 2 (formerly called non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. They found that a variation in the gene...
Navigating the Fatty Acid Jungle: An Interview with Bruce Fife, N.D
Q. What are the various types of fats? A. Saturated. monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated are the three general categories of fats. There are also subcategories in each one of these three fats. There are different types of polyunsaturated and saturated...
Placenta Oxidizes Fatty Acids
Researchers have discovered that an expectant mother's placenta nourishes the developing fetus by oxidizing fatty acids in addition to providing the fetus with glucose--previously believed to be the placenta's only energy source. In mammals, the...
Plant-Based Diets Help Lower Cholesterol
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A low-fat diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and beans has twice the cholesterol-lowering power of a conventional low-fat diet, according to a study from Stanford University School of Medicine. "The effect of...
Researchers Begin to Understand Lypodystrophies
Lipodystrophy is a disorder characterized by the selective loss of fatty tissues, resulting in metabolic complications, such as severe diabetes and high blood cholesterol levels. More than a decade of work, conducted by researchers at the University...
Some Fats Are Good for Weight Loss
Although low-fat diets are recommended for heart health, a moderate-fat, weight-loss diet reduced dieters' cardiovascular risk better than a low-fat diet, according to a recent study from Penn State. The moderate-fat diet, in which half the fat...
Specific Gene Mutations Responsible for Heart Problems
By studying five generations of a Dallas family, University of Texas researchers have discovered that a mutation in a key gene causes aortic valve disease, a common heart birth defect, and a major contributor to adult heart disease. In the trial,...
The Big Fat Lie
It is big. An estimated 60 percent of adults in the United States are overweight; and more than 30 percent (more than 60 million, age 20 and over) qualify as obese. (1) Worse still, the trend is not limited. Since 1980, the number of overweight young...
The Delights and Dangers of Cholesterol
Cholesterol (ko-les-ter-ol), a pearly fatlike material present in blood and nerve tissues. An important precursor of many steroid hormones and bile salts. Also found in animal fats, oils, bile, blood, brain tissue, milk, yolk of eggs, nerve fibers,...
Useful Insights on Cholesterol and Drugs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The magnitude of consumption of cholesterol-lowering drugs is illustrated by the surge in sales of Lipitor[R] [atorvastatin] to $6.45 billion for the year 2001. Using the recommendations from the third report of the National...
Walnuts, Rich in Melatonin-May Help against Damage
New research out of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio shows that walnuts contain a fair amount of melatonin, a hormone that protects our cells against oxidative damage. "Relatively few foods have been examined for their...
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