techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com September 20, 2018


More full-fat dairy good for heart health, says study

14 September 2018, 01:14 | Silvia Roy

Don't spurn the milk churn: full fat dairy could protect your heart

Glass of milk, a cup of yogurt and a pad of butter could lower your risk of heart disease

News reports have suggested that whole milk and full-fat dairy products could be good for you, but are they really healthier than low-fat versions?

Compared to people who ate an average three servings of dairy per day, those who ate no dairy had higher rates of overall death (3.4 percent versus 5.6 percent, respectively), heart-related deaths (0.9 percent versus 1.6 percent), major heart disease (3.5 percent versus 4.9 percent), and stroke (1.2 percent versus 2.9 percent) during the study period.

The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study included data from 136,384 individuals aged 35-70 years in 21 countries [1].

Of PURE participants who consumed full-fat dairy, three or so servings a day was associated with lower rates of total mortality and major cardiovascular disease, compared to those who consumed nearly no full-fat dairy a day.

The researchers who conducted the latest study concluded that the consumption of dairy should not be discouraged - and should even perhaps be encouraged in low-income and middle-income countries where dairy consumption is low.

Dehghan and her co-authors note that the long-standing recommendation to consume low-fat dairy rests on concern over saturated fat, which has always been vilified for its links to cardiovascular disease.

Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad
Nathan Deal says the state "is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence". Florence is slow moving in its approach but carries maximum sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour .

The subjects completed questionnaires on their dairy intake.

Higher intake of milk and yoghurt (above one serving per day) was associated with lower rates of the composite outcome, which combines total mortality and cardiovascular disease (milk: 6.2% vs 8.7%; yoghurt: 6.5% vs 8.4%), compared to no consumption. A new large study however, has now shown that full-fat dairy and dairy products may be more beneficial for the heart.

"A previous publication found that fat in general was associated with a reduced CHD [coronary heart disease] and stroke risk". This new finding is contrary to conventional dietary guidelines.

Currently, the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends no more than three servings of dairy a day and advises to choose fat-free and low-fat options. "We should not focus on a single nutrient", said Dr. Mahshid Dehghan, the study's lead author.

If you are health conscious and swear by skimmed milk, here's a shocker.

"It's time Public Health England and the British Heart Foundation change their guidance immediately and issue a full public apology that for decades they got it wrong because the science linking saturated fat and heart disease was fatally flawed".

'Blatant disrespect': Schoolgirl punished after refusing to stand for anthem
Harper was given detention last week as a result of her defiance but the punishment has not seemed to phase her. Harper arrived at the decision to protest herself but discussed the issue with her parents.

"This exclusively focuses on one single macronutrient-saturated fat-and a single risk factor, which is LDL cholesterol", said Dehghan. "Last year, we published results from PURE showing that saturated fat was inversely associated with mortality". "Therefore, when you're focusing on low-fat dairy, we're scaring people about the harms".

But evidence suggests that some saturated fats may be beneficial to cardiovascular health, and dairy products may also contain other potentially beneficial compounds, including specific amino acids, unsaturated fats, vitamin K1 and K2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and potentially probiotics. "Three servings is moderate consumption, and moderate consumption is beneficial".

Carson gave the example of patients with high cholesterol who are told to stop eating high-fat dairy. Watched them for nearly 10 years.

"Dairy products don't need to be excluded from the diet to prevent heart and circulatory diseases and are already part of the eatwell guide, which is the basis for our healthy eating recommendations in the UK".

"Ideally, the PURE study group should consider another analysis in 5 to 10 years to confirm the findings of this initial analysis or, at the very least, should do an age-stratified analysis rather than an adjustment for age alone", write Louie and Rangan.

Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
There's no home button on any of them - love it or hate it, Apple is putting the fingerprint reader permanently out to pasture . At the same time Apple also refreshed its Apple Watch range and tweaked its HomePod smart speaker, but nobody seems to care.



Other News

Trending Now

'Catastrophic' Hurricane Florence buffets United States east coast
Myrtle Beach, a SC beach resort, was virtually deserted with empty streets, boarded up storefronts and very little traffic. Even if Florence were downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, it would still cause extensive damage , Abrams says.

Evacuations in USA ahead of Hurricane Florence
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency "in light of the storm's forecasted southward track after making landfall".

United States fighters intercept Russian bomber near Alaska
O'Shaughnesy, NORAD commander, said the latest bomber incident highlights the need for continued air defense vigilance. The aircraft were "intercepted and monitored" by the USA jets until they left the zone, heading west.

Pope accepts resignation of US bishop accused of sexual harassment
And the report says that in several instances, church files documenting abuse have been altered or destroyed. The witness said a priest told him Bransfield was having sex with the one in the front seat.

Paper defends Serena Williams cartoon by republishing it on the front page
If you missed all that, we covered the cartoon, as well as Martina Navratilova's reaction to Serena's behaviour, yesterday . And the cartoonist, Mark Knight, said he had "no knowledge of those cartoons or that [Jim Crow] period".

Spurs duo Lloris, Alli to miss Liverpool, Inter clashes
Now I need to pay like a man". "Like the man that he is, he's going to pay and accept everything ". On his part, Alli suffered a hamstring injury while on global dut with England.

Hurricane Florence starts its prolonged assault on the Carolinas
Many people in coastal communities have followed the mandatory evacuation orders, but some are vowing to stay put and ride it out. National Guard soldiers from the state, North Carolina and Virginia are mobilizing to prepare for hurricane recovery efforts.

Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr
The new watch, with a price tag that starts at $399 in the U.S. and €499 ($580) in Germany, is a more comprehensive health device. Overall I found the new Apple Watch 4 a lot more attractive than its predecessors - though it's still a quite steep price point.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Revealed, Includes Assassin’s Creed III Remastered
Weekly and daily "contracts" will be handed out, and players will have to track down an epic mercenary or ship to defeat. After launch, all players will have access to free content including new narrative content and in-game events.

Jose Mourinho doesn't trust Marcus Rashford at Man Utd, says Phil Thompson
The youngster, who has only made one start at Old Trafford this season, scored in consecutive games for England against Spain and Switzerland .