Consuming fructose, a sugar that's common in the Western diet, alters hundreds of genes that may be linked to many diseases, life scientists report. However, they discovered good news as well: an important omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA seems to reverse the harmful changes produced by fructose.
All the latest data about mental health and omega-3 fatty acids for dementia, depression, and ultra-high risk of schizophrenia.
A new, multicenter National Institutes of Health study to determine whether an over the counter fatty acid supplement, called DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid), can assist with reducing early preterm births.
Omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in hemp, fish, and flaxseed, yield a number of health benefits including prevention of heart disease. But recent research found that a high dose of omega-3 supplements is not only great for one's...Show More Summary
Good news for people who buy organic milk and beef: there may really be more good omega-3 fatty acids in those products than their non-organic counterparts. The not-so-good news: they’re still expensive, and the nutritional difference won’t make much of a dietary impact. Read more...
Changes in cognitive function and memory decline form a normal part of aging. However, in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment (the pre-dementia phase of Alzheimer's disease), these changes occur more quickly. Show More Summary
Salmon is an oily fish that is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Learn all about the potential health benefits of salmon, along with a nutritional breakdown for this fish.
The Food and Drug Administration will now allow Amarin to sell Vascepa, an omega-3 fatty acid, for both high and low triglyceride levels.
A study has found that omega-3 fatty acids could reduce breast density - a risk factor for breast cancer - in postmenopausal obese women.
Omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal obese women, according to researchers. The protection likely comes from the fatty acids' anti-inflammatory effects, said Dr. Andrea Manni, professor and division chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Penn State College of Medicine.
In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University, UK, has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced produc...
The review, which will be published in the British Journal of Nutrition, found that organic meat and milk contain about 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than “regular” meat and milk despite having the same amount of calories and saturated fat. Show More Summary
We all know that organic products tend to be better for us by nature, but just how much better? A new study has found that both organic milk and meat contain around 50 percent more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced...Show More Summary
Compared with non-organic milk and meat, the organic alternatives contain much higher levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, new research reveals.
Both organic milk and meat contain around 50 percent more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products, report researchers who conducted systematic literature reviews and analyzed data from around the world.
Key findings: both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products organic meat had slightly lower concentrations of two saturated fats (myristic and palmitic acid) that...Show More Summary
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