Does Fat Cause Heart Disease? Study Raises Doubts

Posted on 03/19/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHow long have health experts told us that saturated fat — the kind found in meat, cheese and butter — was bad for our heart’s health? Forever, it seems. But now a large, new international study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, says those experts may have gone overboard demonizing one kind of fat. Researchers analyzed 72 studies on heart risk and fat consumption, involving more than 600,000 people in 18 countries, and found no evidence that cutting back …

Eat to Sleep: Which Foods Help Your Zzz’s?

Posted on 07/22/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDoes what you eat affect how well you sleep? The answer appears to be yes, and we’re not just talking about midnight snacking. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania finds that a more varied diet — including five nutrients in particular — could improve people’s sleep. The research was published online in May in the journal Appetite. The researchers were interested in the diet-sleep link because too little sleep is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cognitive …