Omega-3 fish oil supplements are unlikely to prevent heart attacks, heart failure, stroke or early death in people who do not have cardiovascular disease, but they could help patients who have suffered a recent heart attack or heart failure, according to the American Heart Association. Its report was published in the journal Circulation.
High cheese consumption has no significant effect on LDL cholesterol levels despite the saturated fat, a new study shows. The researchers did find a connection between high cheese consumption and higher C-peptide levels, as well as a link association between whole milk and yogurt consumption and a favorable body phenotype.
The low price and widespread availability of vegetable oil could be contributing to the obesity epidemic worldwide, says professor Tim Benton. Benton points to global trade agreements for the increase in palm oil and soybean oil entering the international market, but new research out of the London School of Economics blames changes in mobility for the global weight gain trend.
The European Chemicals Agency's Committee for Risk Assessment has unanimously concluded that "glyphosate should not be classified as a carcinogen," mutagen or reproductive toxin. The committee said it did not assess human exposure risk and only looked at whether glyphosate has the potency to be carcinogenic.
Major chemical companies, including DuPont, Henkel and AkzoNobel, are embracing a pay-per-use model that incentivizes high-performing products while reducing chemical consumption by as much as 20%. As manufacturers adopt the new model, chemical companies can cut costs, reduce toxicity and meet customer demand for more sustainable products.
Read, share, and discuss seminal articles from JSD
Five seminal articles are now available for free download as part of the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents 20th volume celebration. The articles chosen are either highly cited, highly downloaded, or of general significance for surfactants and detergents researchers. Topics include microemulsions, critical micelle concentrations of nonionic surfactants, and more. Check out these articles and the special anniversary page.
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