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Dietary recommendations for cardiovascular health challenged by new evidence on saturated fatty acids’ effects on LDL-C and Lp(a) levels

A recent perspective piece published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discussed current dietary recommendations to reduce the intake of saturated fatty acids and modulate the risk of cardiovascular disease while highlighting the impact of lower saturated fatty acid intake on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and lipoprotein A. Study: Lipoprotein(a) and Diet – A […]

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How NSF uses ‘absurd’ health reasons to block scientists from polar missions

This story was updated at 9:05 a.m. EST. Scientists are raising the alarm about what they say is an unfair medical clearance process required by the National Science Foundation for polar expeditions. Some researchers said they were disqualified from field work based on medical conditions that their own doctors did not consider large risks. Others

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Study shows nut consumption boosts memory and brain health in seniors

A recent study published in Clinical Nutrition evaluated the long-term effects of the consumption of different nuts on brain vascular function and cognitive performance. Study: Longer-term mixed nut consumption improves brain vascular function and memory: a randomized, controlled crossover trial in older adults. Image Credit: umaruchan4678 / Shutterstock.com The health benefits of nuts Nutritional interventions

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Heart-healthy habits linked to a longer life without chronic conditions

Share on PinterestA study found that heart-healthy lifestyle habits described in the American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8, such as physical activity and quality sleep, are associated with a longer lifespan and more years spent free of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cancer. urbazon/Getty Images The American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8

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