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Results from trials of DHA in Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline

... from two large studies using DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid, were reported today at the Alzheimer's ... small amounts, and is the most abundant omega 3 fatty acid in the brain. DHA oil is abundant in some marine microalgae, which provide the DHA that makes fatty fish a good source of DHA. Dietary DHA is also ...

Two dietary oils, two sets of benefits for older women with diabetes

... Both are composed primarily of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are considered "good fats" that, ... contained 6.4 grams of each oil's active fatty acid: linoleic acid in safflower oil and, in CLA, specific fatty acid isomers compounds that share the same ...

Mice run faster on high-grade oil

... in mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are important dietary components which ... sunflower oil, which contains n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, ran on average 0.19m/s faster than mice ...

Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression

... BOSTON (June 18, 2009) - Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as tuna and salmon may protect against ... study also shows the supplements and omega-3 fatty acids collaborate with low-dietary glycemic index ...

Trans fats hinder multiple steps in blood flow regulation pathways

... vegetable oils in processed foods contain trans fatty acids that interfere with the regulation of blood ... the arrangement of double bonds in the essential fatty acids in the oil and "saturating" the ... fats displace and cannot replace the essential fatty acids linoleic acid (omega-6) and linolenic acid ...

Fatty foods -- not empty stomach -- fire up hunger hormone

... in that it requires acylation (the addition of a fatty acid) by a specific enzyme (ghrelin O-acyl ... activation. Originally it was assumed that the fatty acids attached to ghrelin by GOAT were produced ... new data by Tschp and his team suggests that the fatty acids needed for ghrelin activation actually come ...

Researchers engineer metabolic pathway in mice to prevent diet-induced obesity

... a non-native pathway in mice that increased fatty acid metabolism and resulted in resistance to ... be addressed," Liao said. "One is the regulation; fatty acid metabolism is highly regulated. The other is digestion of the fatty acid; there needs to be a channel to burn this ...

Omega fatty acid balance can alter immunity and gene expression

... diet have altered the consumption of omega-6 fatty acids (w6, found in meat and vegetable oils) compared with omega-3 fatty acids (w3, found in flax and fish oil). Many ... has spiked to as high as 10:1. Since these omega fatty acids can be converted into inflammatory ...

Eating fatty fish once a week reduces men's risk of heart failure

... BOSTON Eating salmon or other fatty fish just once a week helped reduce men's risk of ... failure, adding to growing evidence that omega-3 fatty acids are of benefit to cardiac health. Led by ... "Previous research has demonstrated that fatty fish and ...

Quails get super fit by simply eating omega-3 diet

... which have some of the highest levels of n-3 fatty acids (better known as omega-3 fatty acids) of any marine animal. According to ... Weber from the University of Ottawa, omega-3 fatty acids have some rather astonishing effects. In ...

Difference in fat storage may explain lower rate of liver disease in African-Americans

... develop insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, researchers at UT Southwestern ... likely than Hispanics to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD. The disease is ... opposed to visceral fat, you can actually reverse fatty liver disease." Scientists aren't sure why ...

Teenage boys who eat fish at least once a week achieve higher intelligence scores

... is that it is the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish that have positive effects on ... Torn. "Fish contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are known to accumulate in the brain ... - for example lean fish in fish fingers or fatty fish such as salmon - makes any difference to the ...

In India: A search for more effective tuberculosis drugs

... together to link simple building blockscalled fatty acidsinto long chains. In 2004, Gokhale and his ... early phase of the lipid-building process. Called fatty acyl-AMP ligases (FAALs), these enzymes tweak fatty acids so that a second class of enzymes can ...

The dark chocolate version of Father Christmas is most filling

... lessening our craving for sweet, salty and fatty foods. In other words, eating dark chocolate may ... made them feel less like eating sweet, salty or fatty foods. So apart from providing us with the healthier fatty acids and many antioxidants, dark chocolate can ...

Apple or pear shape is not main culprit to heart woes -- it's liver fat

... fat stored in the liver is known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. "Since obesity is so much more ... increase in the incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease," says senior investigator Samuel ... excessive liver fat and those with no evidence of fatty liver disease. The groups were matched by age, ...

A little wine boosts omega-3 in the body: Researchers find a novel mechanism for a healthier heart

... is associated with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in plasma and red blood cells. This is the ... intake, alcohol consumption included. Omega-3 fatty acids, mainly derived from fish, are considered ... like a 'trigger', boosting the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in our body. "Several studies have shown ...

Resveratrol prevents fat accumulation in livers of 'alcoholic' mice

... resveratrol as a possible treatment for alcoholic fatty liver disease, and as a way to prevent the ... The study, "Resveratrol alleviates alcoholic fatty liver in mice," was carried out by Joanne M. ... suggest that resveratrol prevents alcoholic fatty liver by coordinating molecules that control fat ...

Researchers study how pistachios may improve heart health

... (SCD). " The researchers used the ratio of two fatty acids, 16:1 and 16:0 in plasma as a marker for ... that is involved in the body's synthesis of fatty acids. "SCD is an important enzyme involved in ... greater than would be expected from only the fatty acid profile of pistachios. They suggest that the ...

'Buckyballs' have high potential to accumulate in living tissue

... called octanol, which has properties similar to fatty tissues in animals. Jafvert and doctoral student ... or distributed into water, soil and fatty tissues in wildlife such as fish. Findings ... have a greater chance of partitioning into fatty tissues than the banned pesticide DDT. However, ...

Cortisol and fatty liver: Researchers find cause of severe metabolic disorders

... form of so-called triglycerides in specialized fatty tissue as an energy reserve. Under certain ... accumulated in the liver, leading to the dreaded fatty liver. This increases the risk of many metabolic ... known as "deadly quartet". This combination of fatty liver, obesity, diabetes and hypertension is ...

Enzyme detectives uncover new reactions, products

... where carbon-carbon double bonds are placed in fatty acids, the building blocks of oils and fats, when ... allows you to change the structure of the fatty acids to make products with different potential ... product called an allylic alcohol and a fatty acid containing two double bonds. "This was a ...

Atomic structure of the mammalian 'fatty acid factory' determined

... Mammalian fatty acid synthase is one of the most complex ... determined the atomic structure of a mammalian fatty acid synthase. Their results have just been published in Science magazine. Synthesis of fatty acids is a central cellular process that has been ...

Eating fish may explain very low levels of heart disease in Japan

... large quantities of fish loaded with omega-3 fatty acids may explain low levels of heart disease in ... U.S. and Japan to compare serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids and atherosclerosis among Japanese, white ... and two times higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than white Americans or Japanese Americans. ...

Bacteria reveal secret of adaptation at Evolution Canyon

... parts of a cell. Membranes contain different fatty acid molecules; the branching type can change ... researchers found significant differences in the fatty acids of several ecotypes that live on different ... respond to temperature by altering their fatty acid composition in a constitutive, long-term ...

Scientists suspect omega-3 fatty acids could slow acute wound healing

... suspected, remains a mystery. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are widely considered to ... by the increased systemic presence of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood. "That finding was hard to ... one of the proteins." If the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the fish oils do indeed delay acute ...

Exercise could be the heart's fountain of youth

... programs. But the heart uses both glucose and fatty acids for energy. And when the researchers looked at fatty acid metabolism, they found a striking difference ... between women and men. In the men, the heart's fatty acid metabolism dropped in response to increased ...

Scientists learn how food affects the brain

... . Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, walnuts and kiwi fruit ... the synapses, Gmez-Pinilla said. "Omega-3 fatty acids support synaptic plasticity and seem to ... found on synapses," Gmez-Pinilla said. "Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal brain function. ...

Hepatitis C virus may need enzyme's help to cause liver disease

... may explain how hepatitis C infection causes fatty liver a buildup of excess fat in the liver, ... known to play a major role in lipid production, fatty acid synthase (FAS), was highly elevated in human ... long-lasting health consequences brought on by fatty liver. Nearly 200 million people worldwide ...

New discoveries from Harvard and Baylor get to the heart of cardiovascular disease

... in the walls of blood vessels provoked by fatty deposits (atherosclerosis). In this study, ... vascular walls when they come into contact with fatty deposits. Inflammation is a normal byproduct of ... macrophages no longer contributed to these fatty deposits and mice showed significantly less ...

A Great Lakes mystery: The case of the disappearing species

... chemicals. These included an insect pheromone, a fatty acid, an amino acid and a hydrocarbon, she said. ... from the two comparative analyses suggest that fatty acids and hydrocarbons are important to the ... or their ability to store it, a process in which fatty acids play a key role, Seplveda said. The ...

Vitamin D in brain function

... Vitamin D is present in only a few foods (e.g., fatty fish), and is also added to fortified milk, but ... 40 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids required for the body to function) to brain ... the series discuss the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (4, 5), choline ...

Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids

... of meat and not much fish is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and this may pose a risk to infant neurological development. Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats found in some fish ... Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Omega 3 fatty acids are important for the babys developing eyes ...

Highlights from the February 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

... including a diet that: Is low is saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids and dietary cholesterol; Is ample in ... Diets Influence Fat Intake, Red Blood Cell fatty Acid Composition and Health in Remote Alaska ...

University of Alberta researchers report breakthrough in lowering bad cholesterol, fatty acid levels

... a way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and fatty acids that end up in the blood from food the body ... the activity of an enzyme that releases fatty acids from fat cells and the liver into the blood ... in the enzymes that control TG (triglycerides fatty acids) and cholesterol metabolism in tissues, he ...

Elsevier announces new journal partnership for 2008

... journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential fatty Acids (PLEFA) will become the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL). 2008 also marks ... of this research, including into omega-3 fatty acids, to the development of novel treatments for ...

Omega-3 fatty acids protect against Parkinson's, study says

... Quebec City, November 26, 2007Omega-3 fatty acids protect the brain against Parkinsons ... the protective effect of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids against Parkinsons. Parkinsons disease ... levels. Analyses revealed that omega-3 fatty acidsin particular DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a ...

Breastfeeding boost IQ in infants with 'helpful' genetic variant

... in FADS2, a gene involved in the control of fatty acid pathways, that may help the children make ... study looked at how long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAS), which are present in human milk ... to enhance cognitive development because the fatty acids are required for efficient ...

Mechanism for the in-vivo transport of siRNA

... for the uptake of siRNA in combination with fatty acids in mammals. The corresponding paper, which ... that siRNA can be coupled effectively to various fatty acids. Cholesterol transporters also play a ... time. It turned out that there are several such fatty acids. But what is it in the blood to which all ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

... evidence to the belief that acetic acid fights fat by turning on genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes. The genes churn out proteins involved in breaking ... IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Acetic Acid Upregulates the Expression of Genes for fatty Acid Oxidation Enzymes in Liver to Suppress body Fat Accumulation" ...

An easy way to find a needle in a haystack by removing the haystack

... a new method to quickly and reliably detect metabolites, such as sugars, fatty acids, amino acids and other organic substances from plant or animal ... improving the search for the "needles", i.e. metabolites such as sugars, fatty acids, amino acids, and other organic acids, the scientists began to alter ...
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