Consuming a diet high in calories may be the key influencer in developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to new research. The study indicated it was total calories, and not the amount of sugar, in a diet that was the major risk factor for the disease. "Based on the results of our study, recommending a low-fructose or low-glycemic diet to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is unjustified," said Professor Ian Macdonald, who led the study.
Procter & Gamble's better-than-anticipated first quarter of fiscal 2007 was in part because of marketing improvements, according to the company. The "real traction from our marketing ROI and media-mix modeling" helped improve the company's margins through the reallocation of its marketing spending, CEO A.G. Lafley said.
A diet high in whole grains and low-glycemic index foods can help reduce the risk of heart disease among women with Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers say that in analyzing 902 women with diabetes, they found that those who ate more whole grains, cereal fiber and bran tended to have lower levels of two markers of blood vessel inflammation linked to heart disease.