Unhealthy Diets A Greater Health Threat Than Tobacco
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has boldly stepped into the food wars, claiming that an unhealthy diet is a greater global health risk than tobacco. The statement was issued in mid-May in Geneva at a Consumers International (CI) event, which also served to promote the organization’s “Recommendations Towards a Global Convention to Protect and Promote Healthy Diets.”
Tool To Better Screen, Treat Aneurysm Patients
The new research helps identify patients more likely to suffer from an aneurysm and embark on a path toward prevention.
Why You Need Olive Oil On Your Salad
A diet that combines unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables, such as olive oil and lettuce, can protect you from hypertension, suggests a new study. The findings help to explain why some previous studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet can reduce blood pressure. The Mediterranean diet typically includes unsaturated fats found in olive oil, nuts and avocados, along with vegetables like spinach, celery and carrots that are rich in nitrites and nitrates.
Vitamin E In Canola, Soybean And Corn Oil May Have Negative Affects, However Vitamin E Found In Olive Olive And Sunflower Oils Is Associated With Better Lung Functioning
A large new Northwestern Medicine® study ties the increasing consumption of supposedly healthy vitamin E-rich oils — canola, soybean and corn — to the rising incidence of lung inflammation and, possibly, asthma. The new study shows drastically different health effects of vitamin E depending on its form. The form of Vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol in the ubiquitous soybean, corn and canola oils is associated with decreased lung function in humans, the study reports. The other form of Vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol, which is found in olive and sunflower oils, does the opposite. It associated with better lung function.