Navigation Links
Study suggests whole diet approach to lower CV risk has more evidence than low-fat diets
Date:2/6/2014

Philadelphia, PA, February 5, 2014 A study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that a whole diet approach, which focuses on increased intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, has more evidence for reducing cardiovascular risk than strategies that focus exclusively on reduced dietary fat. This new study explains that while strictly low-fat diets have the ability to lower cholesterol, they are not as conclusive in reducing cardiac deaths. By analyzing major diet and heart disease studies conducted over the last several decades, investigators found that participants directed to adopt a whole diet approach instead of limiting fat intake had a greater reduction in cardiovascular death and non-fatal myocardial infarction.

Early investigations of the relationship between food and heart disease linked high levels of serum cholesterol to increased intake of saturated fat, and subsequently, an increased rate of coronary heart disease. This led to the American Heart Association's recommendation to limit fat intake to less than 30% of daily calories, saturated fat to 10%, and cholesterol to less than 300 mg per day.

"Nearly all clinical trials in the 1960s, 70s and 80s compared usual diets to those characterized by low total fat, low saturated fat, low dietary cholesterol, and increased polyunsaturated fats," says study co-author James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Weil Foundation, and University of Arizona College of Medicine. "These diets did reduce cholesterol levels. However they did not reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction or coronary heart disease deaths."

Carefully analyzing studies and trials from 1957 to the present, investigators found that the whole diet approach, and specifically Mediterranean-style diets, are effective in preventing heart disease, even though they may not lower total serum or LDL cholesterol. The Mediterranean-style diet is low in animal products and saturated fat, and encourages intake
'/>"/>

Contact: Jane Grochowski
ajmmedia@elsevier.com
215-239-3712
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
3. New study will help protect vulnerable birds from impacts of climate change
4. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
5. BYU study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesnt make you safer
6. 15-year study: When it comes to creating wetlands, Mother Nature is in charge
7. Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study
8. Crystal structure of archael chromatin clarified in new study
9. EU-funded study underlines importance of Congo Basin for global climate and biodiversity
10. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
11. Study demonstrates cells can acquire new functions through transcriptional regulatory network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... of a sparrow-sized fossil from China challenges the commonly ... that gained the ability to fly. The birdlike fossil ... much rather the remains of a tiny tree-climbing animal ... the Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah, and Alan Feduccia ... in Springer,s Journal of Ornithology . , The ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... by researchers at the NIH,s National Center ... collaborators to treat sickle cell disease has ... The drug candidate, Aes-103, is the first ... mechanism of sickle cell disease. Baxter now ... for regulatory approval and commercialization. , Sickle ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... inhibitors and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists can alleviate ... to affect irreversible cognitive dysfunction and effectively ... Amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) vaccines reduced and ... (AD) transgenic mouse model, and significantly improved ... and his team, First Affiliated Hospital of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Researchers declassify dinosaurs as being the great-great-grandparents of birds 2First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 2First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 3First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company 4
... -- Children exposed prenatally to tobacco smoke and during childhood ... to research done at Cincinnati Children,s Hospital Medical Center. ... cases in children between the ages of 8 and 15 ... This could translate into up to 800,000 children ...
... November 23, 2009 Agios Pharmaceuticals today announced that ... the mutated IDH1 gene has a novel enzyme activity ... discovery shows that the mutated form of IDH1 produces ... formation and malignant progression of gliomas, the most common ...
... all read studies about the health benefits of having a ... level, where amino acids known as cysteines are much more ... other cysteines. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan, ... system that protects single cysteines. The research appears in the ...
Cached Biology News:Exposure to lead, tobacco smoke raises risk of ADHD 2Cancer metabolism discovery uncovers new role of IDH1 gene mutation in brain cancer 2Cancer metabolism discovery uncovers new role of IDH1 gene mutation in brain cancer 3Cancer metabolism discovery uncovers new role of IDH1 gene mutation in brain cancer 4Saving the single cysteine: New antioxidant system found 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... DTS Language Services, Inc . is pleased to announce ... organizations who need document translations. Clients will now have ... in advance with a selection of nearly 50 life science ... critical factor in clinical and scientific fields, and decrease the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 AudioNotch is the internet's ... for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound ... over a period of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume ... two forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Carahsoft and CDS ... January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST (11am PST), “Natural ... topic focuses on how technology can turn raw, heterogeneous ... for government agencies. The online webinar will last approximately ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... As pet owners drew up their lists of New Year,s resolutions ... care of my furry companion." Nowadays there are pet salons, dog ... to take the little canine or feline darlings along wherever mommy ... some pricey toys at the pet store. But anyone who has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2New Year's Resolution: Give Pets the Gift of Top-Notch Health Care 2
... team of scientists, led by a biomedical engineer at The ... first time that mathematical models created from data obtained ... unknown cellular mechanisms. This brings biologists a step closer to ... workings of the cell as readily as NASA engineers plot ...
... Texas at Austin have conducted a basic chemistry experiment in ... thousandth the diameter of a human hair. The nano-scale ... was required to see the experiment. Made from a ... a thread-like crystal (a nanowire) of germanium with a tiny ...
... , PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 15 Nutrition 21, Inc. ... nutritional supplements under the Iceland Health®, Chromax® and Diabetes ... improve cardiovascular health, enhance memory and reduce chronic joint ... and the full fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Scientists use math modeling to predict unknown biological mechanism of regulation 2Tiny test tube experiment shows reaction of melting materials at the nano scale 2Nutrition 21 Announces Financial Results for Q4 of Fiscal 2009 and Full Year Fiscal 2009 2Nutrition 21 Announces Financial Results for Q4 of Fiscal 2009 and Full Year Fiscal 2009 3Nutrition 21 Announces Financial Results for Q4 of Fiscal 2009 and Full Year Fiscal 2009 4Nutrition 21 Announces Financial Results for Q4 of Fiscal 2009 and Full Year Fiscal 2009 5Nutrition 21 Announces Financial Results for Q4 of Fiscal 2009 and Full Year Fiscal 2009 6
... system holds 48 x 0.2 ml tubes, or a ... fluorescence (470-500 nm) for each well, and a pair ... 540-700 nm). This item is a real-time upgrade for ... are 18 x 32 x 33 cm (W x ...
... FC 500 Series is a ... the most advanced technologies available. ... flexible testing, powerful software and ... help researchers optimize their overall ...
... Cellomics KineticScan™ Reader is Cellomics‘ ... Solutions for Cell-based Screening". The ... ability to do both temporal ... physiological processes, dynamic distribution and ...
... PULSin may be superior to transfection in ... transfection, with PULSin you can study lethal ... course of proteins in cells. Likewise, delivery ... than traditional RNA interference experiments. ,With ...
Biology Products: