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Omega-3 fatty acids impair immunity

Taking large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids may be unwise for those with weakened immunity...Researchers at the University of Missouri, Columbia, have been studying omega-3s for many years now and know that one of their effects is to damp down inflammation. That's why fish oils - rich in omega-3s - often benefit those with arthritis, a painful inflammatory condition of the joints. Yet the inflamm...

An Omega-3 and Omega-6 Diet Could Enhance Breast Cancer Treatment

A new study shows a diet rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may enhance response to the drug tamoxifen in breast cancer // patients. Researchers say they studied mice to determine the effects of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ..For the study the animals were divided into four groups. The first received a diet rich in omega-6 fatty acids with a placebo. The second received a diet rich in...

The Benefits of Omega -3 Fatty acids

Every day more and more research is being published showing the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.// However it is not well tolerated by most patients due to the aftertaste/burp-back associated with fish oil. .. ..Researchers at Banner now say they have developed a chewable flavored fish oil capsule that makes taking omega-3s both easy and pleasant. This unique dosage form consists of an oily fill...

Consume Omega-3s &d Omega –6s and Prevent Osteoporosis

Previous studies on omega-3 fatty acids, has mainly focused on their benefits for heart and mental health, however a recent study done on rats adds //to the mounting evidence of Omega 3 and Omega –6 in human health. ....Researchers say they have found that diets with a low ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids minimized the bone loss typically brought on by the low levels of oestrog...

Soy, Omega 3s convalesce artery health

Researchers have shown in a new study, that soy can lower cholesterol and omega 3s improve arterial elasticity, henceforth the two new studies give more reason to dish up the soy protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Soy protein and omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in abundance in fish, //flax seed and some nuts, long have been enhanced for their health benefits. But researchers suggest they also...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Tumour Cells With Omega-6 Fatty Acids

According to a recent study researchers say that they found that Omega-6 fatty acids promote the growth of prostate tumour cells in laboratory settings. .. ..Scientists say that the sudden rise in the incidence of prostate cancer // could be due to a rapid increase in the amount of omega-6 fatty acids in the western diet in recent years. Omega-6 fats have also been linked to the development of br...

Omega 3 Fatty acids (fishy oil) Inhibits Breast Cancer Growth

Omega 3 fatty acids better known for their close association to fishes has been proven to inhibit growth of breast cancer cells. ..Dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) // may curb the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer... ..Min Wu and colleagues at Methodist Resea...

Another Benefit For Human Health Attributed To Omega-3-Fats

Omega-3 fats have numerous health benefits and are advised to be consumed; in the same league a new study further intensifies the drive//. ..Nutrient supplements help fight cancer even though the FDA may not want you to make any health claims, particularly when you want to sell nutrition supplements. ....Gang Wu at the University of Nevada reported on Nov.8 that Ron Pardini, biochemistry professo...

Omega-3 May Help Special Children

Researchers are trying to find out if fish oil supplements, namely omega-3, will help special children who suffer from behavioral and learning difficulties.// The Omega-3 contains a fatty acid EPA which serves to help the brain to transmit messages between the different cells. It has already been proved that it can contribute towards improving concentration, memory, mood, and behavior. ....The...

Much more to what meets the eye in Omega 3 fatty acids

In a new study on Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids it has been revealed that it has many more influences than just heart health benefits. // ..They influence mood, personality and behavior too. ..These results are from a study presented by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver. ..The study...

Efficacy of Omega 3 Fatty Acids Needs Wider Perspective

A new study published by the BMJ suggested that the efficacy of omega 3 fats still remains inconclusive. Even though the findings// do not rule out about the important effect of omega 3 fats, it suggests that more research has to be done to find out the beneficial aspects it has on health. ....Consumption of long chain omega 3 fatty acids, found in oily fish and fish oils, and a shorter chain om...

A Diet Rich in Omega-3 Has Numerous Health Benefits

According to a study conducted by the University of East Anglia (UEA) Omega-3 fats do not reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke or cancer but for men with angina, // large amounts of oily fish or fish oils appear to increase the risk of a heart attack. But there is plenty of positive research to convince that omega-3 intake is a good idea for those of us who don’t have angina. ..The benefits...

Omega 3 Supplements Is Very Essential For the Kids

Omega 3 present in fish oil is found to enhance educational achievements and combat other behavioral problems. The researchers at the University of South Australia //said that it has a positive effect on the kids suffering from Attention Deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The kids with ADHD responded better to Omega 3 fish oils than to the drug Ritalin. .. In Britain also it was found that f...

Proper Ratio Of Omega-3 And Omega-6 Could Reduce Prostate Cancer Growth

According to a study conducted by Dr. William Aronson, a professor in the department of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA// in mice it was found that a proper balance in th ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids reduced the prostate cancer growth rates. ..The study results were published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. He said that Americans had an increased amoun...

Increasing Omega -3 fatty acids Could Decrease Prostate Cancer Growth

Altering the fatty acid ratio which is commonly followed in the typical Western diet to include more omega-3 fatty acids and lower the amount //of omega-6 fatty acids may reduce prostate cancer tumor growth rates and PSA levels, according to UCLA researchers. ....Published in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research, this initial animal-model study is one of the first to show th...

Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method

Human cytomegalovirus, or CMV infects about 40,000 children before birth and about 8,000 of these children suffer permanent disabilities due to the virus – almost one an hour.// .. Such disabilities can include vision loss, hearing loss, mental disability, a lack of coordination, and seizures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CMV is as common a cause of serious disabil...

Innovative Method for Creating a Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Outlined

Each year, about 40,000 children are born infected with human cytomegalovirus, or CMV, and about 8,000 of these children suffer permanent disabilities due to the virus – almost one an hour. These disabilities// can include hearing loss, vision loss, mental disability, a lack of coordination, and seizures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CMV is as common a cause of ser...

Omega -3 Fatty Acids Better than Implanted Defibrillators

Omega-3 fatty acids is claimed to prevent more sudden deaths than defibrillators in homes and public places or even implanted defibrillators according to US scientists.// ....Researchers at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., compared such preventive strategies by food supplementation and by electronic devices in a computer-simulated community of 100,000 people that resembled the population of O...

Less of Omega- 3 in Obese Children

Swedish researchers have found out that consuming the right type of fat may actually keep child obesity at bay. Obese children are habituated to consume lesser quantities// of unsaturated fat and very little omega-3. ..A study on 200 healthy children in the age group of four was undertaken by scientists at Goteborg University. These children belong to families with good socio-economic background...

Omega-3 May Slow Cognitive Decline in Some with Very Mild Alzheimer’

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimer’s disease, but do not appear// to affect those with more advanced cases, according to results of a clinical trial. ....Alzheimer’s disease is a severely debilitating condition that affects thinking, learning and memory, beginning with declines in episodic memory (including memory about events in on...

Clinical Trial Shows Liquid Eggs Enriched with Omega-3 Deliver Heart Health Benefits

Eating omega-3 enriched liquid eggs can improve blood triglyceride levels, boost heart health, and help families reach their daily recommended intake of omega-3, according// to the results of a clinical trial published this month in Food Research International. ....The trial – conducted by University of Guelph researchers Emily L. Rose and Bruce J. Holub – showed that a breakfast consisting of o...

Options Improving for Patients With Acromegaly and Gigantism

Scientific, technological and medical advances made in the past two decades are leading to more definitive diagnoses, earlier and more effective treatment options/// and better outcomes for patients suffering from a condition called acromegaly. ....In the article, Shlomo Melmed, M.D., senior vice president for Academic Affairs and director of the Burns and Allen Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai...

Little Convincing Evidence That Omega-3 Combats Depression

There is no convincing evidence that taking omega-3 fatty acids on their own can alleviate depression, says Drug// and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). ....And there is only limited evidence that they can relieve depression when used in combination with antidepressant drugs, it adds. ....Evidence from circumstantial research has suggested links between omega-3 levels and behaviour and mood disorder...

Omega-3 Again Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids may cut the risk of colorectal cancer in men by a whopping 66 per cent, but only in men not taking// aspirin, suggests new research. ....Omega-3 has been identified as one of the super-nutrients taking the food and supplements industry by storm. Much of its healthy reputation that is seeping into consumer consciousness is based largely on evidence that it...

Research Finds Why Omega-3 is Able to Improve Our Mood

A study done in University of Pittsburgh at Budapest, Hungary found some interesting results. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fatty fish like salmon//, are associated with increased grey matter volume in areas of the brain commonly linked to mood and behavior according to a University of Pittsburgh study. ..Findings will be presented today by Sarah M. Conklin, Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar at the Ca...

Low-dose Omega-3 Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Low doses of the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) successfully reduced diastolic blood pressure by 3.3 mmHg in a clinical trial, backing up previous results with higher doses. // ...."A significant reduction in diastolic BP was noted which is likely to be of clinical significance with regard to risk of future vascular events in middle-aged subjects," wrote lead author Hannah Theobal...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Affect Risk of Depression, Inflammation

A new study suggests that people whose diets contain dramatically more of one kind of polyunsaturated fatty acid than another may be at greater risk// for both clinical depression and certain inflammatory diseases. ....The report, published online this week in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, suggests that we need to balance out our intake of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The current typic...

Breastfeeding and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help New Moms Fight Depression

Breastfeeding and the good fats in Omega-3 fatty acids help new moms fight depression, according to a new article published in the issue// of the International Breastfeeding Journal. ...."Depression in new mothers is common in many cultures, affecting anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent of postpartum women. In some high-risk populations, the percentage can even be as high as 40 percent or 50...

Food Rich in Omega-3 Lowers Blood Pressure

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Breastfeeding and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help New Moms Fight Depression

Breastfeeding and the good fats in Omega-3 fatty acids help new moms fight depression, according to a new article published in the issue of the International Breastfeeding Journal. ......"Depression in new mothers is common in many cultures, affecting anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent of postpartum women. In some high-risk populations, the percentage can even be as high as 40 percent or 5...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against the development and progression of retinopathy, a deterioration of the retina, in mice. This is the major finding of a study that appears in the journal Nature Medicine. ...The study was a collaborative effort by researchers at Childrens Hospital Boston, the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Womens Hos...
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