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56. Changing Patterns of Food Consumption

Epidemiological studies into changing patterns of food consumption and disease statistics can provide valuable insights into the relationships between diet and health. In Great Britain data from national statistics show that amount of fat consumed has fallen from 120gm/day in 1969 to 74gm/day in 2000. When expressed as a proportion of energy consumed the fat

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54. The New Nutrition: Opportunities in the Marketplace

For the past 30 years or so we have been brain-washed into believing that we should reduce the amount of fat, especially saturated fat (SFA) because this will lower the risk of developing many of the common chronic diseases including heart disease and various cancers. In fact we have been very successful in implementing the

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53. The Nutritional Benefits of Milk and Milk Produced from Grass-fed Animals

Milk and milk products play an important role in the human diet. However the nutritional composition of cow’s milk can vary considerable depending on factors such breed, stage of lactation and diet of the animal. In order to increase the milk yields it has become the common practice to feed concentrates, based on grain products,

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23. Why the Fats in Milk are Essential

The NHS website section which deals with Healthy Eating recommends that we should choose low fat dairy products in order to reduce our intake of saturated fats (SFA) which raise cholesterol levels and therefore increase in the risk of heart disease. This has contributed to the demonization of the fat in milk and milk products.

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19. Yet Another Report Which Condemns Processed Meat

  Once again the news media is highlighting the supposed dangers of consuming too much ham, bacon, sausages and other forms of processed meat. This is based on the results of a European study involving 448,568 men and women aged between 35 and 69 years old at the outset. The habitual diet was assessed over

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18.Stearic Acid is Good for You!

Stearic acid is a long chain saturated fatty acid which contains 18 carbon atoms. According to an article in the Daily Mail: “emerging evidence suggests not all saturated fat should be tarred with the same brush — one type of saturated fat, known as stearic acid, may actually protect the heart against disease.” (1) However

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