Category: fat

High Cholesterol Can Encourage Breast Cancer

Cholesterol is usually considered in its relation to heart disease, but it has other health implications as well. For example, high cholesterol has been linked to breast cancer, and new research has uncovered more...

Rethinking Carbs and Fats

Some new research is getting lots of attention in the health world. A major study, published in the journal The Lancet, is questioning some common assumptions about fats and carbohydrates and providing new guidance....

Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Cardiac Death

Omega-3 fatty acids have been long associated with a number of health benefits, but for some there remains the question as to whether supplements are as good as dietary sources. A new meta-analysis, published...

Omega-3’s and Alzheimer’s

Considerable research has been poured into trying to understand the mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease, and how it might be prevented. We have reported on several of these that are centered on nutrition. One of...

Omega-3’s Reduce Risk of Death

We have highlighted a number of studies that show the positive effects of omega-3 fatty acids on specific health issues. New research, however, goes beyond these particular concerns and reveals a much broader picture....

Choosing the Best Oils

A common confusion for many people is knowing which fats are “good fats” and which are “bad fats.”┬áThere seems to be so much conflicting information out there, leaving people unsure of what to do....