Search

A Single High-Fat Meal Increases Risk for Heart Disease

high-fat milkshake

High-fat meals trigger bodily responses that may lead to heart disease, according to a study published in Laboratory Investigation. Researchers compared blood labs and blood cells in ten healthy men before and after each consumed one high-fat milkshake. The milkshake significantly increased total cholesterol, triglycerides, and fatty acid levels four hours after consumption. Researchers also observed changes in red blood…

Read More

Low-Fat Diet Prevents Pancreatic Cancer in Overweight Women

lowfat diet

A low-fat diet may prevent pancreatic cancer in overweight or obese women, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers compared cancer incidence rates for 48,835 postmenopausal women assigned to either a low-fat diet, in which fat intake was limited to 20 percent of daily energy and daily servings of fruits, vegetables, and grains…

Read More

Poor Diet Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Relapse in Children

child eating fried chicken

Fatty diets increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses in children, according to a study published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry. Researchers tracked dietary intake data and assessed relapse rates for 219 participants with pediatric relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) at 11 MS centers across the United States. Higher fat intake increased the risk for relapse by…

Read More