Fatty Acids

'The accumulation of data finally shows that there is no demonstrated link between saturated fatty acids and cardiovascular disease,' said professor Philippe Legrand of AgroCampus Ouest.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher

By Anna Bonar

Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.

Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?

Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED* - A high-profile study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week has re-opened the debate about whether saturated fat has been unfairly cast in the role of nutritional bogeyman. But how should policymakers respond?

Dietary fats: The good, the bad and the ugly...

Dietary fats: The good, the bad and the ugly...

By Nathan Gray

The possible risks - and benefits - of eating different dietary fats is one of the most hotly debated and controversial areas in our industry. So just where do we currently stand?

Study reanalysis links omega-6 rich foods with heart disease risk

Study reanalysis links omega-6 rich foods with heart disease risk

By Nathan Gray

Cutting out saturated animal fats in favour of omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable could lead to an increased risk of death among patients with heart disease, according to fresh insights from clinical trial data first collected in the 1960s.

Maternal supplementation with omega-3s could modify the infant gut and reduce the risk of allergies, say the  researchers.

Maternal omega-3 intake may influence childhood allergy

By Nathan Gray

Omega-3 fatty acids may aid the development of the infant gut and improve how gut immune cells respond to bacteria and foreign substances, making the baby less likely to suffer from allergies in the long term, according to new research in pigs.

Fish for brain health

Fish for brain health

Elderly people who eat fish or seafood at least once a week are at
lower risk of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease,
finds a study in this week's British Medical Journal.

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