Category Archives: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Raw Versus Roasted Nuts

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More Evidence High Quality Diets Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is characterised by a slow and insidious demineralisation of the bone, leaving it weakened and more likely to fracture. Women are more prone to osteoporosis and this relates to hormonal changes following the menopause which alters the resorption rates … Continue reading

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Cooking With Fats

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Cooking Fats

Of all the topics in nutrition, fats and the nutrition of fats are perhaps the most complex, and as a result the most misunderstood. Fats are chemically complex and this complexity means that the interactions they show with human biochemistry … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat and Health

The role of saturated fat in health has been distorted from the original observations within the scientific literature. Saturated fat has been implicated as a disease causing agent, and this is really at odds with the data from peer review … Continue reading

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Antioxidant: Useful Food Preservatives

Lipid peroxidation is the cause of rancidity in oils and fatty foods are therefore prone to rancidity. Lipid peroxidation occurs when the fatty acids in food are chemically oxidised through loss of electrons, and this can often cause the generation … Continue reading

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Do Nuts Reduce Body Weight By Increasing Insulin Sensitivity?

Nuts show a number of beneficial health effects in humans. In particular, consumption of nuts is associated with lower body weight and improved blood lipid profiles. These effects are shared by a large number of different nut varieties, suggesting that … Continue reading

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Cooking With Fats

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The Major Fat Constituents in the Typical Western Diet

The typical Western diet is the modern diet of the developed nations of North America, Western Europe and Australasia. Evidence suggests that insulin resistance is caused by consumption of the typical Western diet, and this relates to the presence of … Continue reading

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The Eskimo Diet: A High Omega-3 Diet

The lifespan of the Greenland Eskimos is around 60 years of age, yet their death rate from ischaemic heart disease (coronary heart disease) is only around 3.5 %. This compared to the United Kingdom and the United States where ischaemic … Continue reading

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