Researchers who analyzed cheese consumption of more than 200,000 people have discovered that eating cheese every day is linked to lower risks of heart disease and stroke. But that doesn’t mean you should eat as much as you want.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2017
A large diet study involving more than 135,000 people from 18 countries showed that carbohydrates, not fats, are bad for the health. Low-fat diet was tied to higher risk for early death.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2017
Should you throw out your bottle of coconut oil, and do saturated fats really lead to heart disease? Some studies favor coconut oil and deviate from recent recommendations from the AHA.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2017
The American Heart Association said in a new advisory that coconut oil is not healthy. Here are healthier cooking oil options that contain less amount of saturated fat.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017
Coconut oil is marketed as a health food. An advisory from the American Heart Association, however, urges consumers to avoid it because of its saturated fat content that can elevate risk for stroke and heart disease.
Public Health June 17, 2017
A new editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine called it "plain wrong" to villify saturated fats and say they result in coronary heart disease. Here are the two sides of the ongoing scientific debate.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2017
Saturated fat could increase HDL cholesterol levels in blood, reports a recent study conducted at KG Jebsen center for diabetes research. The concept of healthy diet doesn’t lie in the quantity of fat or carbohydrate taken but the quality of food consumed, noted the researchers.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2016
Documents from the 1960s revealed why cardiovascular diseases are primarily blamed on saturated fats. The Sugar Research Foundation paid researchers to conduct studies that would downplay the role of sugar on heart disease risk.
Public Health September 13, 2016
A Mediterranean diet that is rich in healthy fats can provide more health benefits, including lower risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer. Healthy fats include eggs, olive oil, fatty fish and nuts.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2016
Butter has long been considered as bad for the health because of its saturated fats. Now, new research reveals that butter should neither be antagonized nor considered as the road to good health.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2016
Teenage girls who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of unsaturated fats tend to have greater breast density, which is linked to a higher breast cancer risk later on.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2016
Though it has been widely known that consuming unsaturated fats may reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study suggests otherwise. Researchers have found that swapping saturated fats with vegetable oils do not cut heart disease risk.
LIFE April 14, 2016
A new study found that eating eggs is not linked to cardiovascular disease. The question now is, how many eggs can a person eat in a day?
LIFE February 19, 2016
Cardiovascular disease is responsible for three out of 10 deaths worldwide. Encouraging the consumption of healthy fats can reduce this rate and promote longevity.
LIFE January 21, 2016
Researchers found that replacing saturated fats with processed carbs is not effective in reducing the risk of heart diseases. As a better substitute, a new study recommends eating whole grains to lower their risk.
LIFE October 1, 2015
A review of studies confirms health risks from trans fats but finds less evidence of harm from saturated fats. However, experts caution against considering saturated fats completely in the clear.
LIFE August 12, 2015
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will likely remove warnings about recommended levels of total fat consumption. Is this politics or science?
June 26, 2015
Researchers who reviewed trials, on which dietary recommendations on fat consumption were based, revealed that the guidelines were issued despite that these were not tested in a trial.
LIFE February 10, 2015
Teens and children eat pizza more often than adults but experts advise reducing kids' consumption of pizza because it could raise their risk for unwanted health conditions.
LIFE January 20, 2015
Burgers and fries are fast food staples. According to a study, these staples, along with other menu times have remained largely unchanged in the last 17 years.
LIFE January 2, 2015
A new study shows that saturated fats may be more beneficial than carbohydrates. A diet high in carbohydrates but low in saturated fats was associated with increased levels of a fatty acid associated with diabetes.
LIFE November 24, 2014
Low-carb diets were found to increase weight loss and be heart healthy compared to low-fat diets. The new research found that low-carb diets result in lean muscle mass and more fat loss. The study also discovered that HDL "good" cholesterol levels increased among the low-carb group.
Internet Culture September 2, 2014
Citing flaws in earlier studies that became the basis for current nutritional recommendations, Nina Teicholz challenges the conventional medical wisdom that saturated fat causes heart disease.
LIFE June 8, 2014
Saturated fats could be part of a healthy diet, according to new research from a journalist. Her ideas are being supported by a growing number of researchers.
LIFE June 7, 2014
Saturated fats might not cause heart disease, with a new large study finding no concrete link between the maligned fats and cardiovascular failings.
LIFE March 17, 2014
If you do not want to have a bulging tummy, then you might as well go for a diet that is rich in unsaturated fats. A study by researchers in Sweden gives insight on what should be avoided in one's diet, if unhealthy fat build-up is to be avoided.
LIFE February 27, 2014