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Health Canada bans main source of artificial trans fats

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SHAFAQNA- Health Canada is taking the final steps toward a ban on the main source of artificial trans fats in Canadian diets. The department says it is banning partially hydrogenated oils or PHOs, which are the main source of industrially…

Insights into fat signaling could boost the fight against obesity and diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Natriuretic peptides, or NPs, send signals in adipose tissue that can turn harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat. But NP signaling may have an even broader role in protecting against metabolic disease. NPs are made…

Your belly fat can put you at increased risk of cancer: Scientists

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SHAFQN- Your belly fat can put you at increased risk of cancer, say scientists including one of Indian-origin who have found that a protein released from fat in the body can turn cells cancerous. It is well established that obesity is…

Full-fat dairy products offer health benefits!

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SHAFAQNA- Like many Americans trying to stay healthy, Sarah Stubbs spent most of her life drinking skim or two-percent milk, but she recently switched to full-fat milk after her son was born. "Whole milk lattes, whole just if I'm drinking…

ACS published a paper about how to make a reduced-fat chocolate by scientists

SHAFAQNA- Chocolate is divinely delicious, mouthwateringly smooth and unfortunately full of fat. But reducing the fat content of the confection makes it harder and less likely to melt in your mouth. That’s why scientists are investigating…

What About Fat and Cholesterol?

SHAFAQNA- Many Americans consume too many calories and too much fat, especially saturated fat,trans fat, and sugar. These eating patterns are one cause of America's high rates of obesity and heart disease. As a parent or caregiver,…