Cottonseed oil linked with rapid drops in triglycerides and cholesterol

Cottonseed oil linked with rapid drops in triglycerides and cholesterol

Cottonseed oil linked with rapid drops in triglycerides and cholesterol

Participants showed an average decrease of 8 percent in total cholesterol on the cottonseed oil diet, along with a 15 percent decrease in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and a 30 percent decrease in triglycerides. (5 days)

Kristine R.Polley, Natalie J.Oswell, Ronald B.Pegg, Chad M.Paton, Jamie A.Cooper, A 5-day high-fat diet rich in cottonseed oil improves cholesterol profiles and triglycerides compared to olive oil in healthy men, Nutrition Research (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2018.09.001

Dark Chocolate improves vision with 2 hours

Dark Chocolate improves vision with 2 hours

 

Contrast sensitivity and visual acuity were significantly higher 2 hours after consumption of a dark chocolate bar compared with a milk chocolate bar, but the duration of these effects and their influence in real-world performance await further testing.

Rabin JC, Karunathilake N, Patrizi K. Effects of Milk vs Dark Chocolate Consumption on Visual Acuity and Contrast Sensitivity Within 2 HoursA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online April 26, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.0978

40% Greater Muscle Building Response from Whole Eggs Than From Egg Whites

40% Greater Muscle Building Response from Whole Eggs Than From Egg Whites

40% Greater Muscle Building Response from Whole Eggs Than From Egg Whites

Researchers were astounded when they discovered that whole eggs stimulated a muscle building response 40% greater than egg whites.

Consumption of whole eggs promotes greater stimulation of post exercise muscle protein synthesis than consumption of isonitrogenous amounts of egg whites in young men. First published October 4, 2017, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.117.159855 Am J Clin Nutr December 2017 vol. 106 no. 6 1401-1412