A study from Penn State researchers that was published in the journal Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems found that pastured eggs contain more omega-3 fatty acids (which may help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure) and higher concentrations of vitamins A and E. Show More Summary
When it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention, most women focus on doing brain games and eating generous doses of omega-3 fatty acids (avocado, anyone?). But mounting evidence shows that they also need to pay more attention to their bloodShow More Summary
People with bipolar disorder have lower levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier compared to those who do not, according to researchers from Penn State College of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
(Photo: Kate Lewis) Blueberries aren’t just a delicious way to sweeten your smoothies (and give them a gorgeous, deep blue hue). They’re also powerful brain boosters. The omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts are also associated with cognitive protection, and a possible mood lift: omega-3s are thought to help fight depression. Who knew there could be so much power in your glass?
Sandy Newmark, M.D., explains what parents need to know about omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
Feeding cattle flaxseed or marine algae can raise the omega-3 fatty acid levels in ground beef from 30 milligrams per serving to 200 milligrams per serving, as Kansas State University researchers have found. But do higher levels of omega-3s...Show More Summary
Choosing the healthiest seafood can be tricky: While many fish are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, some contain unwanted levels of toxins. These tips will make your decision easier. By Suzannah Evans, SELF (Photo: Romula A. Yanes/Gourmet) The Usual Shrimp They're loaded with protein and vitamin D. Show More Summary
IN SHOCKING NEWS, DIFFERENT RACIAL GROUPS ARE GENETICALLY DISTINCT: Inuit Study Adds Twist to Omega-3 Fatty Acids’ Health Story. In the 1970s, Danish researchers studying Inuit metabolism proposed that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish were protective. Those conclusions eventually led to the recommendation that Westerners eat more fish to help prevent heart disease and […]
A new study found that ancestors of the Inuit evolved unique genetic adaptations for eating a diet rich in fish and whale meat.
Researchers have found unique genetic mutations in the Inuit genome that make them more adapted to cold as well as a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, with the side effect of shorter height. This is the first evidence human populations have adapted to particular diets and differ in their physiological response. Show More Summary
The importance of omega-3 fatty acids for the health of the ocean has been revealed by a new study. This research shows that ‘ocean-fleas’ play a vital role in maintaining a healthy ocean depend on omega-3’s to survive. These 2 mm long...Show More Summary
Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in the digestive tracts of people with Crohn's disease. But a new study hints that we should be paying closer attention to what the other omegas -- namely, omega-6 and omega-7 -- and are doing to improve or worsen the disease.
Linda Blair frightened everyone with her unnerving performance as a possessed child in the 1973 Academy Award winner The Exorcist. What's hard to believe -- and somewhat comical -- is that, in the movie's extended version, there is a...Show More Summary
Chronic inflammatory airway disease in horses can be triggered by the fine airborne particles from hay, dust, and mould spores. Supplementing the animals with omega-3 fatty acids can help.
Often marketed to promote brain health, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants failed to outperform a placebo in a test of older adults.
A study by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) shows that Omega 3 and antioxidant supplements have no effect on cognitive function of older adults. While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect...Show More Summary
Consumers may want to rethink popping fish oil pills if they're hoping those supplements full of omega-3 fatty acids will keep their brains healthy.A new study--one of the largest and longest of its kind--finds that taking omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline among 4,000 participants.Read full article >>
While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons. Show More Summary
While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons. With 4,000 patients followed over a five-year period, the study is one of the largest and longest of its kind.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, according to a new study.