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|Essential Fatty Acids|
Essential Fatty Acids Essential Fatty Acid Basics The body can synthesize some of the fats it needs from the foods you eat. However, two essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized in the body and can be taken in the diet from plant foods. Their names—linolenic and linoleic acid—are not import
|Ask the Expert: Dietary Fat|
Q: What are the best oils to use in cooking? And what about nuts? A: The Cancer Project recommends avoiding the use of added oil and minimizing use of nuts. There are many exciting ways to prepare foods without oil, such as using water or vegetable broth for start stir-fries and substituting applesauce, banana, o
|Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy|
Vegetarian Diets for Pregnancy Pregnancy means eating for two. But it helps to remember that one of you is very small. So while you will need more nutrition, your overall diet will not be dramatically different from your normal eating pattern. Calorie needs increase only modestly during pregnancy. In the first tr
|Women on Vegan Diets Have More Long-Chain Omega-3s, Compared with Fish-Eaters|
Women following vegan diets have significantly more omega-3 “good fats” in their blood, compared with fish-eaters, meat-eaters, and ovo-lacto vegetarians, according to a new report from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Study. Levels in vegan men were not quite as h
Fish A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Few food products are as controversial as fish. A leading source of heavy metals and other contaminants, fish is frequently the subject of government health-risk advisories. However, some people promote fish as a source of omega-3 fatty ac
|Section Eight: Nutrition and Arthritis|
Clinical Use of Nutrition With Arthritis Patients Natural Anti-Inflammatories in Food The Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism of Natural Oils The New Science of Omega-3s Natural ALA in Foods
Don’t Eat that Royal Wedding Cake! Have this One Instead!!! 4/28/2011 I have an important word of advice for the royal couple: Don’t touch that cake!!!! It will destroy your svelte royal waistlines. Here’s a much better one! This absolutely amazing cake recipe will not go straight to your royal
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk|
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk 4/27/2011 A new study will make people think twice about taking fish-oil capsules—or eating fish, for that matter. The American Journal of Epidemiology reports that men with higher levels of DHA, one of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, were at i
|Analysis of Health Problems Associated with High-Protein, High-Fat, Carbohydrate-Restricted Diets Reported via an Online Registry|
Analysis of Health Problems Associated with High-Protein, High-Fat, Carbohydrate-Restricted Diets Reported via an Online Registry A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine May 2004 Methods | Findings | Discussion | Limitations| Literature
|Section Two: Cancer Prevention|
Breast Cancer Fat Increases Estrogens How Much Fat is Too Much? Fiber Reduces Estrogens Other Risk Fa
|Vegetarian Diets Improve Mood and Lower Stress|
Vegetarian diets improve mood and lower stress, according to a new study in Nutrition Journal. Researchers asked 39 meat-eaters to begin one of three different diets—a vegetarian diet, a meat-based diet, or a meat-and-fish-based diet. They found that after just two weeks, vegetarians scored significantly better o
|Meat Consumption and Cancer Risk|
The World Health Organization has determined that dietary factors account for at least 30 percent of all cancers in Western countries and up to 20 percent in developing countries. When cancer researchers started to search for links between diet and cancer, one of the
|Nutrition and Renal Disease|
Nutrition and Renal Disease The kidneys’ job is to keep the body’s fluids, electrolytes, and organic solutes in a healthy balance. Their functional units are the million or so nephrons in the renal cortex which filter most constituents of the blood other
|The Latest in ...|
RESEARCH ETHICS By Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H. TOXICITY TESTING New nonanimal methods have made it easier, faster, and cheaper for chemical companies to produce new products, satisfying the growing demand for environmentally friendly produc
|Fish Oil Does Not Benefit Heart|
Fish oil does not lower the risk of cardiovascular disease or death, according to a new review in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers analyzed 20 studies including 68,680 patients who used omega-3 fatty acids for an average of two years and determined that fish oil had no effect on heart-relate