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Saturated fats don’t clog arteries or cause heart disease

Saturated fats don't clog arteries or cause heart disease

For those who’ve been living in a cave, scientists have this week confirmed that saturated fats don’t cause heart disease or diabetes. The real villain all along has been the processed trans fats, including those found in cakes, biscuits and margarine, the product promoted as being healthier for our heart. Saturated fats don’t cause heart disease or strokes Saturated fats-found ...

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High sugar levels in the blood cause arteries to narrow

Hoge bloedsuiker veroorzaakt vaatvernauwing

We’re all getting that sugar is bad for us, and this week it just got worse with news that high levels of glucose, the sugar in our blood, makes blood vessels contract or narrow, causing extra pressure on the heart. And there seems to be a direct association between levels of glucose and the amount of contraction: in other words, ...

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Fast-food increases teenagers’ asthma and eczema risk

Fast-food increases teenagers' asthma and eczema risk

Fast-food could be causing asthma, eczema and rhinitis (stuffy and runny nose), researchers claim this week. Children who have three or more servings every week are especially at risk, and their health problems could be more severe. Three or more servings of fast-food such as burgers increase the risk for severe asthma by 39 per cent in teenagers and by 27 ...

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Children unable to process artificial sweeteners in diet drinks

Kinderen kunnen kunstmatige zoetstoffen niet verwerken

Children who drink diet colas are absorbing twice as much artificial sweetener, such as aspartame, as adults. Babies are also being fed sweeteners from their mothers’ breastmilk, and they are even less able to process them, say researchers. Although the sweeteners have been designated as safe food additives, they are active substances that can affect the metabolism, say researchers from ...

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New study confirms: saturated fats protect us against heart disease

New study confirms: saturated fats protect us against heart disease

The health advice we’ve been given about avoiding saturated fats is just plain wrong: the fats, from meat, butter, cream and cheese, don’t raise the risk of heart disease and instead have a protective effect, a new study has concluded. People who eat a lot of saturated fats are less likely to suffer from heart problems, and instead have much ...

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