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Avoiding Saturated Fat Lowers Risk for Heart Disease in Children

Reducing saturated fat and trans fat intake reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in children and adolescents, according to a review and meta-analysis published in PLoS One.

Physicians Address Food Myths

A review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology analyzed the evidence behind recent food trends and myths.

Recommendations to Avoid Saturated Fat Confirmed

Dietary saturated fat is linked to developing heart disease, according to a new study published in The BMJ.

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Intake Worsens Prostate Cancer

Saturated fat and cholesterol intake makes prostate cancer more aggressive, according to a study published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases

Dairy and Other Animal Fat Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Replacing animal fats with plant-based foods decreases your risk for heart disease, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Plant-Based Diets Best for Type 2 Diabetes

A plant-based diet is best for those with type 2 diabetes, according to a review published online in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes.

Danish Tax on Fatty Foods Improves Health

A Danish tax on foods high in saturated fat, including meat and dairy products, improved the nation’s health, according to research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Vegan Diets Protect Against Prostate Cancer

A vegetarian diet lowers your risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published online this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Removing Saturated Fats Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

Replacing saturated fats with healthful carbohydrate-rich foods and unsaturated fats is best for reducing risk for heart disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Various components found in red and processed meat products increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a review published in Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental.

High-Fat Diet Slows Metabolism

A high-fat diet may change how your body processes nutrients, according to a study published in Obesity. Researchers at Virginia Tech put 12 college-aged men on either a standard diet or a diet high in saturated fat for five days.

Vegetarian Diet Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

A vegetarian diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers assessed the diets of 77,659 participants in the Adventist Health Study 2 for about seven years and tracked incidence of colorectal cancers. Participants followed five dietary patterns including vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pescovegetarian, semivegetarian, and nonvegetarian.

Dairy Linked to Lung, Breast, and Ovarian Cancers

Removing dairy products from your diet may lower your risk of certain cancers, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer.

A Vegan Diet Proves Most Effective for Weight Loss

A vegan diet leads to the most weight loss, compared with other dietary patterns, according to a new study in the journal Nutrition.

Plant-Based Foods Increase Breast Cancer Survival

A new report on breast cancer survival favors plant-based eating, as presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project.

Better Brain Health with Less Saturated Fat

Reducing consumption of saturated and trans fats reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia

A High-Fat Diet Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who eat diets high in fat and saturated fat increase their risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published by the National Cancer Institute.

Researchers looked at breast cancer subtypes defined by estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor (HER2) using data collected from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford (EPIC) study.

Meat-Eating is a Risk Factor for Developing Diabetes

Doctors should consider meat-eating to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, according to an article published this week in the journal Nutrients. Researchers from the Physicians Committee evaluated studies that examined different levels and types of meat consumption and the risk for developing diabetes. Meat-eaters had significantly higher risk of developing diabetes, compared with people who avoided meat. Meat’s effect on diabetes risk appears to be due to its content of saturated fat and heme iron, among other factors.

Cholesterol Levels Lower in Vegans

Those who consume vegan diets have better cholesterol levels than people who eat meat, fish, dairy, and/or egg products, according to a study published this month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Animal Products Linked to Cancer

Consumption of meat and other animal products is strongly linked to several types of cancer, according to an article published in the journal Nutrients.

Fatty Diets Linked to Cancer and Early Death

Diets high in saturated fats and sugar may increase your risk of death from gastrointestinal cancers, including stomach and esophageal, according to a presentation at the American Institute for Cancer Research Annual Research Conference.

Low-Saturated-Fat Diet Improves Insulin Function

Eating a low-saturated-fat, high-fiber diet helps with insulin sensitivity, according to a study published in the latest edition of Diabetes Care.

Western Diets Bring Alzheimer's to Developing Countries

An increase in animal fat consumption in developing countries is associated with more Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

High-Fat Diet Boosts Brain Proteins Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

A high-fat, high-glycemic-index diet increases the concentration of proteins in the brain that are linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published by the American Medical Association.

Fat Matters for Type 1 Diabetes

Fatty foods tend to increase blood sugars for people with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study published by the American Diabetes Association.

Yes, Cutting Fatty Foods Really Does Help You Lose Weight

Diets lower in total fat led to lower total body weights, compared with diets higher in fat, according to a new review published in the British Medical Journal.

Animal Protein Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Diabetes risk increases with higher intake of total protein and animal protein, according to a new study in this month's issue of Diabetes Care.

Cognitive Decline Associated with Fat Intake

Fatty foods eaten during midlife may hasten cognitive decline in later life.

High Saturated Fat Diets Linked to Short, Failure-Free Survival Following Prostatectomy

A recent study showed that men who consumed a high saturated fat (HSF) diet were significantly more likely to have a biochemical failure following prostate cancer removal and a shorter biochemical-failure-free survival than men on a low saturated fat (LSF) diet.

Western Diet Linked to Birth Defects

A new study from the Netherlands that analyzed the diets of 381 mothers found that a Western diet is linked to birth defects.

Two New Studies Add Evidence That Animal Products Increase Cancer Risk, While Plant Foods Reduce It

Results showed that those who consumed the most animal products had nearly four times the risk of cancer, compared with those whose diets were derived primarily from plant sources.