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3 things you should know about fish oil supplements

Fish oil supplements are the easiest way to get healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but according to Dr. Barry Sears in "The Mediterranean Zone," there are some things you should know before you go shopping.

Extracting bioactive compounds from marine microalgae

Microalgae can produce high value health compounds like omega-3s, traditionally sourced from fish. With declining fish stocks, an alternative source is imperative. Researchers evaluated various methods for extracting fatty acids and carotenoids from two microalgae species.

Grill Up a Light and Filling Salmon Burger

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If you're a lover of fish, you need to try this quick and tasty salmon burger from Real Simple as soon as possible. Packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon boasts a ton of healthy benefits such as reducing inflammation throughout the body, improving your skin, and even treating mild to moderate depression. Show More Summary

How many omega-3s does your dinner have?

As I approach my third trimester, I’m becoming a bit of an omega-3 fiend. The unsaturated fatty acids have not only been tied to lower heart disease risk in adults, but they have also been shown to boost fetal brain … Continue readi...

Fish oil supplements have little effect on irregular heartbeat

Montreal, October 14, 2014 – High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as fast as 150 beats a minute. The results...Show More Summary

Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent some forms of depression

Philadelphia, PA, October 1, 2014 – Patients with increased inflammation, including those receiving cytokines for medical treatment, have a greatly increased risk of depression. For example, a 6-month treatment course of interferon-alpha therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus infection causes depression in approximately 30% of patients. read more

Omega Protein Corporation: Fishing For Value

By Michael Schulte: Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE:OME) is a producer of fishmeal and fish oil from Menhaden fish. The end products have omega-3 fatty acids. OME operates in the southern U.S. OME sells to two segments - animal nutrition...Show More Summary

Fish oil may help curb seizure frequency in epilepsy

But high doses were no better than dummy (placebo treatment), the findings indicated. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are able to cross over from the bloodstream into heart cells where they work to stabilise heart rhythm and...Show More Summary

French Researchers Study How Lipids Affect Brain Function

Consuming polyunsaturated fatty acids (such as omega-3 fatty acids) is widely recognized as being good for your health. The effects range from neuronal differentiation to protection against cerebral ischemia3. However the molecular mechanisms...Show More Summary

Lipids boost the brain, study finds

Consuming oils with high polyunsaturated fatty acid content, in particular those containing omega-3s, is beneficial for the health. But the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are poorly known. Researchers have investigated the effect of lipids bearing polyunsaturated chains when they are integrated into cell membranes. Show More Summary

Eating baked, broiled fish weekly boosts brain health, study says

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers. The findings add to growing evidence that lifestyle factors contribute to brain health later in life. Show More Summary

Eating baked or broiled fish weekly boosts brain health, Pitt study says

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 4, 2014 – Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings,...Show More Summary

Are Omega–3 Essential Fatty Acids bad for skin? The Beauty Brains Show episode 41

Are omega-3 fatty acids good for skin?  Or, do these oils actually damage your skin? This week Randy and I explain what omegas, polyunsaturated oils, and Essential Fatty Acids really do for your skin. Plus – Beauty Science News!     Click below to play Episode 41 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show […]

Omega-3 inhibits blood vessel growth in age-related macular degeneration

The omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, DHA and EPA, and their specific bioactive products derived from the cytochrome P450 pathway, can influence choroidal neovascularization and vascular leakage by modulating micro-environmental immune cell recruitment to the site of lesions, researchers have shown for the first time.

Diet, exercise in cancer prevention, treatment: Focus of special journal edition

Invited reviews and original papers investigating various themes such as the role of omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, cancer cachexia, muscle health, exercise training, adiposity and body composition are the foundation of a new special journal edition.

Transgenic mice produce both omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids on carbohydrate diet

A transgenic mouse has been developed that synthesizes both the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids within its tissues on a diet of carbohydrates or saturated fats. Significant evidence suggest that the ratio of dietary omega-6 to omega-3 has important implications for human health, further increasing interest in the development of foods rich in omega-3s.

Researchers discover how DHA omega-3 fatty acid reaches the brain

It is widely believed that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is good for your brain, but how it is absorbed by the brain has been unknown. That is - until now. Researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have conducted a new study identifying that the transporter protein Mfsd2a carries DHA to the brain. Show More Summary

Scientists discover a natural molecule to treat type 2 diabetes: Molecule mimics some effect of physical exercise

Researchers have discovered a natural molecule that could be used to treat insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The molecule, a derivative of omega-3 fatty acids, mimics some of the effects of physical exercise on blood glucose regulation.

DHA during pregnancy does not appear to improve cognitive outcomes for children

Although there are recommendations for pregnant women to increase their intake of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to improve fetal brain development, a randomized trial finds that prenatal DHA supplementation did not...Show More Summary

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