Evidence Does Not Support Guidelines on Saturated Fat, Researchers Say

An article by Jacqui Wise of the BMJ (British Medical Journal): Current guidelines that promote high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease are based on inadequate evidence, a new analysis concludes (Chowdhury et al., 2014). Nutritional guidelines generally encourage eating a relatively… Read More

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Study Busts Myth of “Metabolically Healthy” Obesity

An article by Susan Mayor of the British Medical Journal: Obese people are at a greater risk of death and cardiovascular events even without metabolic abnormalities than people in the normal weight range, warns a study that questions the belief that it is possible to be healthy despite being seriously overweight (Kramer et al., 2013).… Read More

Research: Fitness, Middle Age & Dementia

Fit Middle Aged Adults Have A Lower Risk of Dementia A new study from the US has confirmed that the fitter you are in mid-life, the less likely you are to develop dementia later. The authors studied a cohort of nearly 20,000 healthy, well educated, and affluent adults from Texas who had a fitness test… Read More