Sunday, April 01, 2007

The right fats can help your heart and a low carb, high fat diet can starve cancer cells...

'Good fat' OK for heart attack patients ...
NEW ORLEANS - A Mediterranean-style diet high in olive oil and other "healthy" fats is just as good as the classic low-fat diet for the 8 million Americans who have suffered a heart attack and want to prevent a repeat, new research suggests. People on either diet had one-third the risk of suffering another heart attack, a stroke, death or other heart problem compared with heart patients eating in the usual way, the study found. The results of the study were presented Sunday at an American College of Cardiology conference.

Review supports olive oil as natures super food for the heart...
29/03/2007 - The benefits of olive oil for heart health go way beyond just reducing levels of LDL ('bad') cholesterol, says a new review that looks set to further bolster the healthy image of the oil.

Low-cal ketogenic diet slows brain cancer in mice ...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A calorically restricted ketogenic diet decreases the growth of malignant brain tumors in laboratory mice, according to an online report in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism. A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that induces excess production of ketone bodies, which are incompletely burned fat molecules. This diet has been used to control epileptic seizures that do not respond to drug treatment.

Trans fats linked to greater risk of heart disease...
NEW YORK - A study published today supports recent efforts to rid the American diet of trans fats. In the study, women with the highest levels of trans fat in their blood had triple the risk of heart disease as those with the lowest levels.


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