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'Rise of saturated fat in diet does not raise fats in blood'
New research finds that while diets high in saturated fats might not increase saturated fat in the blood, a diet high in carbohydrates may increase the risk of heart diseases. (Medical News Today)

Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller
Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. (Medical News Today)

Study on health impact of wheat challenges Stone Age myths and costly diets
A review, undertaken by scientists at the University of Warwick, of the current evidence on the dietary and health impact of whole grain cereal consumption finds that many of the myths attributed... (Medical News Today)

Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks
Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released November... (Medical News Today)

Heart health enhanced by herbs and spices
Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to Penn State nutritionists. (Medical News Today)

Depressive-like behavior likely exacerbated by high-fructose diet in adolescence
The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive- and anxiety-like behavior and alter how the brain responds to stress, according to new animal research... (Medical News Today)

New insight into gluten intolerance
Celiac disease patients suffer from gluten intolerance and must adjust to a life without gluten from food sources like wheat, rye and barley. (Medical News Today)

Cause of oat toxicity in celiac disease explained
Melbourne researchers have identified why some people with coeliac disease show an immune response after eating oats. (Medical News Today)

High consumption of trans fats linked to poorer memory in men
A study presented at a scientific meeting finds that higher consumption of trans fats in working-age men is linked to poorer performance on memory tests. (Medical News Today)

Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet
Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk... (Medical News Today)

Women's fertility linked to detox element in diet
University of Adelaide research has for the first time shown how much of a critical role the natural antioxidant selenium plays at the earliest stages of a woman's fertility. (Medical News Today)

The health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid
Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists. (Medical News Today)

Nutrition treatment in hospitalized patients with COPD improved health outcomes
People aged 65 and older, who were being treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the hospital and received nutrition treatment (oral nutrition supplements) had reduced lengths of... (Medical News Today)

Restrictions for saturated fat and calories, but no limits for added sugars, can mean more carbs for school meals
New federal regulations requiring school meals to contain more whole grains, less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables, while perhaps improving some aspects of the food being served at... (Medical News Today)

Very premature babies benefit from early sodium supplementation
Early sodium supplementation for very premature infants can enhance weight gain according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's... (Medical News Today)

Shift in gut bacteria observed in fiber supplement study may offer good news for weight loss
Most Americans don't get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk... (Medical News Today)

Some women who consume soy experience fewer hot flashes
Does soy in the diet help with hot flashes? It does, but only for women whose bodies can produce the soy metabolite equol, reports a study of American women just published online in Menopause, the... (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of pears?
Find out about the potential health benefits of pears including treating diverticulosis, enhancing weight loss results and maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol levels. (Medical News Today)

Eating a balanced portion of protein-rich foods such as red meat, seafood and nuts could improve fertility in women
Research at the University of Adelaide identified a link between a natural antioxidant called 'selenium' found in high-protein foods, and healthy ovarian follicles responsible for egg production in... (Medical News Today)

Trans fat consumption is linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults
High trans fat consumption is linked to worse memory among working-age men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014. (Medical News Today)

Protecting your kidneys through healthy eating
A healthy diet may help protect the kidneys, according to two studies presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Medical News Today)

Potassium additives may make low-sodium meats unsafe for patients with kidney disease
Potassium additives are frequently added to sodium-reduced meat products in amounts that may be dangerous for patients with kidney disease, according to a study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 at... (Medical News Today)

Heart failure patients and their families helped to reduce salt intake with electronic monitoring device
Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific... (Medical News Today)

Datasets used by policymakers, scientists for public health analyses inconsistent
Commercially available datasets containing a wealth of information about food and alcohol establishments differ significantly, raising concerns about their reliability as sources of information that... (Medical News Today)

Healthy school cafeteria food rarely eaten by young children even though they put some on their trays
You can offer young children healthier food choices in the elementary school cafeteria, but will they actually put it on their trays and eat it? (Medical News Today)

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