Short-term studies of DHA ( docosahexaenoic acid, a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid) have suggested that DHA supplements promote the visual acuity of infants born prematurely. This study, for which supplement and formula companies donated products, and in which some of the investigators had connections to those and other companies with a vested interest in the results, […]
The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and including fish in our diet for heart health are well documented, but now an observational study published this week by The Journal of the American Medical Association states that eating fish at least once a week could help in the battle against Alzheimer's disease. Despite concerns regarding mercury in seafood, […]
Fatty acids are feed components that are gaining more and more importance. There is a lot that needs further study. For instance, what do we know about the ideal ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for pig feed?
Fresh, unprocessed cow's milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than does pasteurized, homogenized or low-fat milk. This factor partly explains why children who consume the unprocessed product are less likely to develop asthma. read more
While research has already established that B vitamin supplements can help slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international team have now found that having higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in your body could boost the B vitamins' effect. read more
An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, which are essential nutrients for many animals and humans. Show More Summary
Insect oil is a possible new source of the healthy omega-3 fatty acid. Insects make fatty acids by nature and can live on organic waste. A team of researchers examines which insects can best be used for oil and what their optimal diet should be.
Fatty fish are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But do is farm-raised salmon have a better or worse omega-3 level than wild-caught? While a recent study found that the omega-3 content of farm-raised salmon varies widely, the...Show More Summary
Chock-full of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, fish has gained quite the reputation for keeping our hearts and brains healthy, but new research suggests it could also play a very active role in weight loss. Japanese scientists haveShow More Summary
From keeping anxiety at bay to fighting the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, omega-3 fatty acids pack a powerful punch. Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important. They can have all sorts of powerful health benefits for your body and brain. Show More Summary
Omega-3 fatty acids have been highly hyped as being tremendously beneficial to our health. And indeed they are essential for human health. They are found in high quantities in certain fish, particularly fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, herring and halibut; they are also abundant in certain nuts, namely walnuts, and in whole […]
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.