Give Edible Insects a Chance as an Alternative High-Quality Protein Source, say Scientists
A variety of insect-based delicacies. It is estimated that 2.5 billion people around the world eat insects as part of their regular diet. Encouraging the eating of insects could have health and climate change benefits. Credit: icipeBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, May 6 2022 (IPS) Growing up in Samoya Village of Bungoma County in the Western part of Kenya, Elvis Wanjala has fond childhood memories of the rainy season, chasing and catching black-bellied winged termites in the rain. “The termites would also come inside the house, attracted by the light late in the evening. My mother would sun-dry the termites and pan-fry them. We w...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Biodiversity Climate Action Climate Change Environment Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Burea Source Type: news

‘Significant interaction’: Omega-3 pills linked to 50% higher risk of atrial fibrillation
EXPERTS recently warned poor dietary habits could be fuelling incidence rates of atrial fibrillation . According to data, cases of the condition - which carries a hidden stroke risk - have grown 72 percent over the past two decades. The findings of a recent study, suggest that taking omega-3 supplements at higher doses could be implicated in the risk of the dangerous heart condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Firm Keen to Produce Medical Drugs Locally
[The Herald] A local pharmaceutical company, which has commissioned a drugs manufacturing plant in Harare to complement Government efforts, has launched a new prenatal supplement called Proseal Omega3 plus aimed at improving maternal health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Does Evidence Support Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids? Does Evidence Support Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Many claims have been made about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. A review of the data, however, does not support many benefits, and even suggests potential risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 30, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Omega-3 deficiency: Around 99% of people miss ‘essential’ nutrient for brain - symptoms
OMEGA-3 describes a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid. New statistics from Thriva, a blood health testing company, report that 99 percent of their users are missing this "key nutrient" for brain health. Here are the symptoms to help you spot if you are also affected as well as the food sources that can help top up your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-intensity Exercise vs Omega-3s for HF Risk Reduction High-intensity Exercise vs Omega-3s for HF Risk Reduction
A year of high-intensity interval training appeared to benefit obese middle-aged adults at high risk for heart failure, but omega-3 supplements didn ' t affect cardiac biomarkers, in a single-center study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 17, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What We Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome
Most of your internal organs are comfortably well protected from the outside world. But the gastrointestinal tract—or more precisely, the inside of the gastrointestinal tract—comes in contact with items from the outside world every day. The foods you eat enter the body via the mouth, travel to the stomach, where they’re partially digested, and move on to the intestines, where the real work of extracting the nutrients and energy we need to live and thrive takes place. The system usually works quite well, but for some folks, it can spring leaks—just as any well-used plumbing system might. These tiny l...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury, omega-3 fatty acids, glutathione and ketosis - White SM.
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Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk Fish Oil Supplements May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk
A new meta-analysis suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may actually increase the risk of atrial fibrillation. Should we be more cautious in recommending O3FA supplements?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplements Cut Risk for Autoimmune Disease Vitamin D Supplements Cut Risk for Autoimmune Disease
The VITAL study assessed the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid supplements on autoimmune disease incidence.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 16, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Time to Cut Bait on Omega-3's Neuroprotective Claims Time to Cut Bait on Omega-3's Neuroprotective Claims
Dr Christoph Diener ' s deep dive on omega-3 studies left him questioning its value in neurologic conditions.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 2, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Reduction in Autoimmune Disease
Vitamin D supplementation, with or without omega - 3 fatty acids, linked to reduced risk for autoimmune disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 27, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Reduction in Autoimmune Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 27, 2022 -- Vitamin D supplementation, with or without omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, is associated with a significant reduction in the incidence of autoimmune disease, according to a study published online Jan. 26 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Community Organization and Solidarity in Peru Tackle Hunger in Pandemic
Fortunata Palomino is an experienced community organizer from Carabayllo and general coordinator of the Network of Soup Kitchens of Metropolitan Lima, which includes 2,247 soup kitchens. She is critical of the neglect by the authorities and hopes that women will be trained, certified and incorporated into the labor market with respect for their rights. CREDIT: Mariela Jara/IPSBy Mariela JaraLIMA, Jan 24 2022 (IPS) It’s nine o’clock in the morning and Mauricia Rodríguez is already peeling garlic to season the day’s lunch at the Network of Organized Women of Villa Torreblanca, one of more than 2,400 solida...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariela Jara Tags: COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy NGOs Source Type: news