Different Metabolism of EPA, DPA and DHA in humans: a double-blind cross-over study

Considerable research supporting the beneficial biological effects of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCP) have shown that these LCP contribute to preventing and improving chronic disease outcomes, including metabolic disease, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and some kinds of cancers [1-3]. A large proportion of these studies have focused on fish oils, which commonly contain three kinds of n-3 LCP, namely eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research

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Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide.The group of international experts, which also includes scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Columbia University Medical Center and University College London, point to inflammation-related diseases as the cause of 50 percent of all deaths worldwide.Inflammation is a naturally occurring response by the body ’s immune system that helps fight illness and infection. Whe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
ra Propolis is a natural product resulting from the mixing of bee secretions with botanical exudates. Since propolis is rich in flavonoids and cinnamic acid derivatives, the application of propolis extracts has been tried in therapies against cancer, inflammation, and metabolic diseases. As metabolic diseases develop relatively slowly in patients, the therapeutic effects of propolis in humans should be evaluated over long periods of time. Moreover, several factors such as medical history, genetic inheritance, and living environment should be taken into consideration in human studies. Animal models, especially mice and ...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Liver diseases, including liver cancer, cirrhosis, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NAFLD/NASH), impose a heavy disease burden worldwide [1,2]. Liver cancer and cirrhosis may derive from any chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis B/C virus (HBV/HCV) infections, alcoholic liver disease, NAFLD, haemochromatosis, and autoimmune hepatitis [3]. Over the last four decades, the prevalence of overweight has increased over fourfold in children, and there has been a great relative increase in obesity prevalence with no signs of slowing [4].
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Authors: Lv Y, Patel N, Zhang HJ Abstract Introduction: The liver is the most common metastatic site of colorectal cancer (CRC), and the long-term survival rate of CRC patients who cannot resect liver metastatic lesions radically is extremely low. Early identification of risk factors for liver metastasis from CRC may be an effective strategy to reduce the incidence of liver metastasis. The incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing in parallel with an increasing prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS), which has become one of the main causes of chronic liver disease worldwide.Are...
Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Premalatha Pushpanathan, Gifty Sara Mathew, Sribal Selvarajan, Krishna G Seshadri, Padma SrikanthIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2019 37(2):268-277 Gut microbiota are microorganisms that inhabit the gut; they coexist peacefully with the host, thereby contributing to the health and well-being of individuals. Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes largely dominate the gut microbial flora. The intestinal flora promotes intestinal mucosal integrity, provides essential nutrients such as vitamins and enzymes, protects the body against pathogens and produces antimicrobial peptides such as defensins, C-type lectins, cathelicidins, t...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): José María G. Ruiz de Morales, Lluís Puig, Esteban Daudén, Juan D. Cañete, José Luis Pablos, Antonio Olveira Martín, Carlos González Juanatey, Alfredo Adán, Xavier Montalbán, Natalia Borruel, Guillermo Ortí, Esther Holgado Martín, Carolina García-Vidal, Cynthia Vizcaya Morales, Víctor Martín Vázquez, Miguel Ángel González-GayAbstractInterleukin 17 (IL-17) is a proinflammatory cytokine that has been the focus of...
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ra Grieco The biological clock controls at the molecular level several aspects of mammalian physiology, by regulating daily oscillations of crucial biological processes such as nutrient metabolism in the liver. Disruption of the circadian clock circuitry has recently been identified as an independent risk factor for cancer and classified as a potential group 2A carcinogen to humans. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the prevailing histological type of primary liver cancer, one of the most important causes of cancer-related death worldwide. HCC onset and progression is related to B and C viral hepatitis, alcoholic an...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
by Jenny C. Censin, Sanne A. E. Peters, Jonas Bovijn, Teresa Ferreira, Sara L. Pulit, Reedik M ägi, Anubha Mahajan, Michael V. Holmes, Cecilia M. Lindgren Obesity traits are causally implicated with risk of cardiometabolic diseases. It remains unclear whether there are similar causal effects of obesity traits on other non-communicable diseases. Also, it is largely unexplored whether there are any sex-specific differences in the causal effects of obe sity traits on cardiometabolic diseases and other leading causes of death. We constructed sex-specific genetic risk scores (GRS) for three obesity traits; body mass index...
Source: PLoS Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: The constantly increasing prevalence of NAFLD in the general population can contribute to a growing role of NAFLD/NASH in HCC epidemiology. Moreover, some particular challenges specific for patients with liver steatosis may impede proper HCC diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. PMID: 31631714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
idinis Liver cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide due to late diagnosis and scarcity of treatment options. The major risk factor for liver cancer is cirrhosis with the underlying causes of cirrhosis being viral infection (hepatitis B or C), metabolic deregulation (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the presence of obesity and diabetes), alcohol or cholestatic disorders. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive phospholipid with numerous effects, most of them compatible with the hallmarks of cancer (proliferation, migration, invasion, survival, evasion of apoptosis, deregulated metabolism, ...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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