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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

New study suggests combination of statin and omega-3 fatty acid may provide cardioprotective effects

Boston, MA-- New findings from an in vitro study, led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), show that the combination of statins and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid, may potentially reduce cardiovascular risk. Show More Summary

Diet can predict cognitive decline, researchers say

Lower dietary consumption of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) might be risk factors for cognitive decline, researchers say. There is growing evidence that very long chain omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for maintaining cognitive health. Show More Summary

Supplements not associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly

Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in elderly patients with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration. Show More Summary

Uh Oh, Unsaturated Fats May Not Be As ‘Good’ As We Thought

4 months agoHealth : Healthland

New analyses don’t support the current thinking that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are far superior to those with saturated fats

Better sleep linked with higher omega-3 levels in new study

Omega-3 fatty acids are most commonly derived from fish oils, including tuna and salmon, and they have been linked to numerous health benefits. But now, a new study suggests that having higher levels of omega-3 DHA is associated with...Show More Summary

Higher levels of omega-3 in diet associated with better sleep

A randomised placebo-controlled study by the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in algae and seafood, are associated with better sleep. The researchers explored whether 16 weeks of daily 600 mg supplements of algal sources would improve the sleep of 362 children. Show More Summary

BOOK’S FOODIE: Make a Black Olive Pesto Sandwich (from Tarla Dalal’s Kitchen)

If you are looking for a sandwich that is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids but aren’t sure where to start, then begin here. It’s a Black Olive Pesto Sandwich made by Tarla Dalal that doesn’t look too difficult to make, and probably isn’t hard to chow down on either.

New insight into similarity of complex brain networks in monkeys, humans

Monkeys that ate a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids had brains with highly connected and well organized neural networks - in some ways akin to the neural networks in healthy humans - while monkeys that ate a diet deficient in the fatty...Show More Summary

Monkeys that eat omega-3 rich diet show more developed brain networks

PORTLAND, Ore. — Monkeys that ate a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids had brains with highly connected and well organized neural networks — in some ways akin to the neural networks in healthy humans — while monkeys that ate a diet deficient in the fatty acids had much more limited brain networking, according to an Oregon Health & Science University study. read more

How to Get Healthier, Shinier Hair

First things first: You want your hair to be healthy. Eat a balanced diet, rich in foods filled with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D (nuts, eggs, salmon, and Greek yogurt are particular champs). But if you’re dealing with...Show More Summary

Surprising research results for one type of omega-3 fatty acid: DHA

A study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in...Show More Summary

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Slow Brain Aging?

6 months agoOdd : FuturePundit

More omega 3 fatty acids are correlated with larger brain sizes. MINNEAPOLIS ? People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may also have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two years...Show More Summary

More benefits emerging for one type of omega-3 fatty acid: DHA

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease. read more

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