Category Archives: Nutrition: Fat

The top 5 reasons you need fat in your diet

Newswise — IFT Past President Roger Clemens, DrPh, CFS, explains why it’s important to incorporate fats in our diets in this IFT Food Facts video. Dr. Clemens emphasizes needing a balance of fats and exercise to help our body function … Continue reading

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High-fat diet shortens lives: new research

A fat-heavy diet triggers an immune response that may lead to diabetes and other health problems, according to a study of fruit flies by the Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Inflammation (CMCBI) at King’s College London. A fat-rich … Continue reading

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When you lose weight, where does the fat go?

Sydney: Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW Australia study shows. The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and … Continue reading

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Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not increase saturated fat in blood

New research sponsored by dairy, beef, and egg industries links diabetes, heart disease risk to diet high in carbs, not fat COLUMBUS, Ohio - Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels … Continue reading

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High-fat diet postpones brain aging: university study

New Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Trans fat intake is down but not by enough: AHA

Good news, bad news: The amount of trans fats we eat has declined over the last 30 years, but we’re still consuming more than recommended. In a study reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers reviewed results … Continue reading

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Why High-Fat Meals Could Be More Harmful to Males Than Females

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Oct. 16, 2014) – Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute scientist Deborah Clegg, PhD, and a team of … Continue reading

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Grapefruit juice stems weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet, study finds

Berkeley — Fad diets come and go, but might there be something to the ones that involve consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice? New research at the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that a closer look at grapefruit juice is warranted. … Continue reading

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New ‘good’ fats, FAHFAs, discovered by Boston researchers

BOSTON – The surprising discovery of a previously unidentified class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control offers a promising new avenue for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. The new findings, made by … Continue reading

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Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied palliative care

Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer do not receive any palliative care, reveals new research to be presented later this month at the ESMO 2014 Congress in Madrid, Spain, 26-30 September. The findings are astonishing as they come at the … Continue reading

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What to eat for fat loss

By Leo Babauta I’ve gone from obese to overweight to normal weight to pretty fit, in the last decade, and I’m sometimes asked what someone should eat if they want to lose fat. I’ve tried many diets: Atkins, Mediterranean, South … Continue reading

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9 fats to include in a healthy diet

Newswise — CHICAGO—Fats are often considered the enemy of good nutrition, but when included in a healthy diet they can boast several potential health benefits. In the September issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists … Continue reading

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Dietary fats and academic success linked

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as … Continue reading

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