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Good Fats for Healthy Heart: Flaxseed and nut oils reduce risk for disease

A Penn State study has shown that a diet rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid found in flaxseed oil, walnuts and walnut oil, not only lowered bad cholesterol but also decreased markers for blood vessel inflammation in men and women. The study included 20 men and 3 women, average age about 50, [...]

Good Fats for Healthy Heart: Flaxseed and nut oils reduce risk for disease 2018-02-15T15:53:22+00:00

Brain Food? Fish, flax can reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids (found in foods including fish, flaxseed and nuts) and weekly consumption of fish may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD) later in life. According to the article published in the Archives of Neurology, brain cell membranes contain omega-3 fatty acids. Previous studies show that lab animals [...]

Brain Food? Fish, flax can reduce Alzheimer’s risk 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

Four picks from the anticancer A-list

There’s no question that diet, lifestyle and environmental factors play a large role in cancer risk. So if we eat well, exercise regularly, don’t smoke and avoid pollutants, what else can be done to lower the risk? According to recent studies, there are certain nutrients that provide anticancer protection when consumed in the diet or [...]

Four picks from the anticancer A-list 2015-09-09T13:52:19+00:00

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