Diet high in unsaturated fats linked to longer life

first_img Read Full Story Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In a large study population followed for more than three decades, researchers found that higher consumption of saturated and trans fats was linked with higher mortality compared with the same number of calories from carbohydrates. Most importantly, replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats conferred substantial health benefits. This study provides further support for the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that emphasize the types of fat rather than total amount of fat in the diet.The study is the most detailed and powerful examination to date on how dietary fats impact health. It suggests that replacing saturated fats like butter, lard, and fat in red meat with unsaturated fats from plant-based foods—such as olive, canola, and soybean oils—can confer substantial health benefits and should continue to be a key message in dietary recommendations.“There has been widespread confusion in the biomedical community and the general public in the last couple of years about the health effects of specific types of fat in the diet,” said Dong Wang, S.D. ’16, research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study. “This study documents important benefits of unsaturated fats, especially when they replace saturated and trans fats.” Read a Q&A with Wang about the study on the Nutrition Source.last_img read more

Workers comp still needs to be reformed

first_imgOn April 29, The Daily Gazette ran a story on changes to the New York state workers compensation system. Having a ringside seat to all the changes made to the comp system over the last decade, I agree with these changes. The doctors treating comp patients deserve more money and a lot less paperwork. Even though these changes are necessary, they are not the most pressing changes that need to be made to the comp system. The change that should be made is to do away with the workman compensation medical treatment guidelines.These guidelines make it impossible for an injured worker in New York to get the proper medical care.At the very least, remove the retroactive clause from the guidelines so injured workers with long-term injuries that need long-term care can get that medical care.That’s not what the state wants, though it wants to appear tough on comp fraud and business friendly. What the state has done is broken a system that wasn’t broken, making New York one of the most unsafe states in which to work. The comp board’s mission statement bears that out, stating in part “protecting the rights of injured employees while doing what is fair to employers.” Can anyone say “conflict of interest?”Last summer, the insurance company tried to deny me all my medical care for my work-related injury, as if I magically got better. If I hadn’t fought so hard, it would’ve gotten away with it. The guidelines and the judges favor the businesses and the insurance companies that represent them.In the end, I now pay for two medical treatments out of pocket for my work-related injury that are essential to my physical well-being. This should never happen with a work-related injury. Greg McDermottGansevoort More from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu crashes out of Japan Open, suffers second consecutive loss to Akane Yamaguchi

first_img Tokyo: Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open badminton tournament after a second successive defeat to local favourite Akane Yamaguchi while B Sai Praneeth continued his good form to advance to the semifinals in Tokyo on Friday. Sindhu lost to Yamaguchi 18-21 15-21 in a 50-minute women’s singles quarterfinal match. This was Sindhu’s second defeat at the hands of Yamaguchi, who had beaten the Indian in the final of the Indonesian Open last week.     However, in men’s singles, Sai Praneeth recorded an easy win over Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto to reach the semifinals. His 21-12 21-15 win over Sugiarto fetched him a clash against top-seeded Japanese Kento Momota in the semifinals. Sindhu was leading 12-7 in the first game but she squandered the advantage as her reigning Asian champion opponent clawed her way back to level the scores at 14-14.      From there on, Sindhu lost momentum allowing Yamaguchi to surge ahead to 18-15 and then to 20-16. Sindhu won two consecutive points to narrow the gap to 18-20 but could not stop her opponent from bagging the next point and the first game.Also Read | PV Sindhu becomes first woman to co-pilot Made-In-India Tejas at Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru     In the second game, both were locked 6-6 initially but from there on, it was Yamaguchi all the way as she raced to 13-7 and then to 16-10. Sindhu recovered a bit by winning two consecutive points but in no time, the Japanese had five match points and she wrapped up the tie without much hassle.Sai Praneeth, in contrast, hardly broke a sweat as he just took 36 minutes to clinch up against the match. The unseeded Indian led almost all through the first game leaving the former world championships bronze-medallist Indonesian to play the catch-up game.     The second game was a bit closer but Sai Praneeth kept the lead from the start. Not more than four points separated the two for the most part but the Indian reeled off three consecutive points from 18-15 to win the match. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img PV Sindhu lost in the final of the Indonesian Open to Akane Yamaguchi.Sindhu suffered her second consecutive loss to Yamaguchi.B Sai Praneeth advanced to the next round.last_img read more