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Adding rapeseed oil to the diet may lower the cholesterol and blood fat levels of patients who have had high cholesterol from birth.
The metabolic condition, known as familial hypercholesterolemia, affects around 60,000 Britons. It can lead to an increased risk of developing atherosclerosis or furring up of the arteries, and heart disease.
The oil can cut levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides – blood fat levels – by up to 29 per cent after just five months.
In an Austrian trial, children aged six to 18 with the condition ate a classic low-fat, lowcholesterol diet enriched with the oil. In the first two months they took an average of 15g a day, going up to 22g a day for the last three months.
Rapeseed oil contains half the saturated fat of oils such as olive oil.
It is also high in unsaturated fats, which helps reduce cholesterol levels.
• Drinking at least three cups of tea every day could improve the life expectancy of people with heart disease.
In a study at Harvard University, researchers found that drinking two or more cups of tea a day was linked to a 44 per cent lower risk of premature death in patients who’d suffered a heart attack.
It’s thought that tea – specifically compounds called polyphenols – has a beneficial effect on the lining of the arteries. In a new trial, researchers will use MRI scans of tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers to assess any changes in the state of their arteries.
Drinking milk could cut your chances of dying from heart disease and stroke, say scientists.
Contrary to reports that milk harms health, they claim consumption could reduce the risk of succumbing to chronic illness by as much as a fifth.
Scientists at Reading and Cardiff universities reviewed 324 studies on the effects of milk consumption.
Healthy stuff: Drinking just a third of a pint of milk daily can benefit health
They found milk protects against developing most diseases, apart from prostate cancer, and can cut deaths from illnesses by 15 to 20 per cent.
Reading University’s Professor Ian Givens said milk had more to offer than just building strong bones and helping growth.
‘Our review made it possible to assess whether increased milk consumption provides a survival advantage or not,’ he said. ‘We believe it does.
‘When the numbers of deaths from coronary heart disease, stroke and colo-rectal cancer were taken into account, there is strong evidence of an overall reduction in the risk of dying.
‘We found no evidence milk might increase the risk of developing conditions, with the exception of prostate cancer. ‘
The White Stuff: Milk doesn’t just build healthy bones
The reviewers say that encouraging greater milk consumption might eventually reduce NHS treatment costs because of lower levels of chronic disease.
‘There is an urgent need to understand the mechanisms involved and for focused studies to confirm the epidemiological evidence since this topic has major implications for the agri-food industry’ said Professor Givens.
When it comes to public consumption of nutrition studies, an old adage applies: Everything in moderation.
The latest study looking at what you should eat involves eggs. Despite decades of advice that the cholesterol in eggs is bad for you, researchers in Canada now report evidence that eggs might reduce another heart disease risk factor — high blood pressure.
The scientists found egg proteins that, in laboratory simulations of the human digestive process, seem to act like a popular group of prescription medications in lowering blood pressure. The findings are detailed in the Feb. 11 issue of the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
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From Science Daily:
ScienceDaily (Feb. 26, 2009) — A new study published in the March 2009 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Marek Naruszewicz and colleagues from Poland suggests that acrylamide from foods may increase the risk of heart disease. Acrylamide has been linked previously to nervous system disorders and possibly to cancer.
After ingesting large amounts of potato chips providing about 157 micrograms of acrylamide daily for four weeks, the participants had adverse changes in oxidized LDL, inflammatory markers and antioxidants that help the body eliminate acrylamide—all of which may increase the risk of heart disease.
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From The Daily Mail:
A new plague which jumps from rats to humans has been discovered by scientists.
Fears are growing that increasing numbers of brown rats – the most common kind in Europe – are carrying a strain of bacteria that can cause serious illness in humans from heart disease to infection of the spleen and nervous system.
The new strain of bacteria called Bartonella rochalimae is spread between rats by fleas, Taiwanese researchers have said.
It was first discovered in an American woman with an enlarged spleen who had recently travelled to Peru.
‘This event raised concern that it could be a newly emerged zoonotic pathogen,’ said Professor Chao-Chin Chang from the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan.
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From Wired News:
Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease: All have stubbornly resisted billions of dollars of research conducted by the world’s finest minds. But they all may finally be defied by a single new class of drugs, a virtual cure for the diseases of aging.
In labs across the country, researchers are developing several new drugs that target the cellular engines called mitochondria. The first, resveratrol, is already in clinical trials for diabetes. It could be on the market in four years and used off-label as an all-purpose longevity enhancer. Other drugs promise to be more potent and refined. They might even be cheap.
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