Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?
Omega-3 is easily the most popular supplement in America. Roughly 8% of adults—or about 19 million people—take some kind of omega-3 fatty acid supplement, according to the latest figures from the National Institutes of Health. There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many different fundamental [brain] processes,” says Simon Dyall, a principal academic and head of nutrition at Bournemouth University in the UK. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—namely EPA and DHA—and their metabolites influence gene expres...
Source: TIME: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Dietary Supplements. Here ’s Why Researchers Say That’s Concerning
A third of kids and adolescents under age 19 regularly take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins and melatonin, according to a new report. It’s a finding that researchers say is concerning because there is no proven benefit for healthy children taking supplements. The report, published Monday as a research letter in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that overall about a third of the young people surveyed used dietary supplements, with multivitamins being the most common. Use of supplements that primarily contained vitamins and minerals remained stable over time, but use of herbal, non-vitamin, or non-...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Vitamins Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines
Multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Melatonin (Hormone) Vitamin D Vitamin C Alternative and Complementary Medicine Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Pain From AIs at BMI of 30 or More Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Pain From AIs at BMI of 30 or More
Omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduced pain among very overweight women who take aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Heart disease: Tired of fish? Eat this great omega-3 alternative to prevent the condition
HEART disease types consist of coronary heart disease and congenital heart disease. Common symptoms of the condition include chest pain, heart palpitations and unusual breathlessness. Eating these seeds could help reduce your risk of developing the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fats, Fish Oil and Omega-3-Fatty Acids
Title: Fats, Fish Oil and Omega-3-Fatty AcidsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/23/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - June 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Infant Omega-3 Supplementation Tied to Decreased Waist Size
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA) supplementation in infancy is associated with reduced insulin concentrations and insulin resistance in boys and reduced waist circumference in both sexes at age 5... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fish Oil May Protect the Youngest Hearts
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Omega-3 fatty acids -- good fats found in fish -- can boost the heart health of adults, but a new study suggests that babies might also stand to benefit from them. In the study from Australia, infants were given a daily fish... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements may soothe the pain of cancer treatments
Two separate studies, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, show Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce discomfort caused by certain therapies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements may soothe the pain of cancer treatments, says new research
Two separate studies, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, show Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce discomfort caused by certain therapies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish oils ease pain of cancer
FISH oil supplements may help alleviate the painful side-effects of some cancer treatments, research suggests. Two separate studies show Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce discomfort caused by certain therapies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Can fish oil supplements treat depression?
Fish oil supplements may ease depression in some people. Some studies in adults suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help treat mild to moderate depression, but more research is needed. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which play an important role in brain function. People with depression may have low blood [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Maternal fatty acid balance affects offspring obesity thorough gut microbial population
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital study finds that the balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the tissues of female mammals, which previous research has suggested can impact the incidence of obesity in their offspring, may to do so through its effect on the microbial population of the infant's gastrointestinal tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A protein found in fish could prevent Parkinson's disease
(Natural News) It’s a fact that eating fish is good for the body. Most are packed with the fatty acids omega-3 and -6 which help in improving cognitive health, reducing heart risks, and lowering a person’s blood pressure. However, a new study has shown that a nutrient found in fish can be more beneficial than the common... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Signs you might be deficient in omega-7
(Natural News) You’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids, but have you heard of omega-7? These are unsaturated fatty acids which are rarely talked about but are really important to your health. This type of fatty acids can be found in certain fish, such as salmon and anchovy, and oils like olive and macadamia. The greatest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Omega-3 trial for secondary liver cancer surgery
(University of Leeds) A new clinical trial from the University of Leeds is testing omega-3 capsules in patients who have bowel cancer which has spread to the liver, to see if it can stop the cancer returning after surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is krill oil better than fish oil for omega-3?
Krill oil and fish oil are popular dietary supplements containing omega-3. Krill oil comes from a small crustacean while fish oil comes from oily fish, such as salmon. Both are shown to increase blood levels of omega-3 and have benefits for health. Learn more about the differences between krill oil and fish oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Reductions of intimate partner violence resulting from supplementing children with omega-3 fatty acids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, stratified, parallel-group trial - Portnoy J, Raine A, Liu J, Hibbeln JR.
Omega-3 supplementation has been found to reduce externalizing behavior in children. Reciprocal models of parent-child behavior suggest that improving child behavior could lead to improvements in parent behavior, however no study has examined whether omega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Introducing Doctor's Best New Purified and Clear Omega 3 Fish Oil
Introducing a new and innovative colorless fish oil supplement that is more pure and clean than typical fish oil.(PRWeb May 22, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15477480.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Introducing Doctor's Best New Purified and Clear Omega 3 Fish Oil
Introducing a new and innovative colorless fish oil supplement that is more pure and clean than typical fish oil.(PRWeb May 22, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15477480.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

1 avocado a day for 6 months can improve brain function in older adults: Study
(Natural News) There’s a lot to be said of the health benefits of avocados. They are an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. In older adults especially, the fruits increase lutein levels in the brain and eyes which significantly improves cognitive functions, a study in the journal Nutrients reported. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 avocado a day for 6 months can improve brain function in senior citizens: Study
(Natural News) There’s a lot to be said of the health benefits of avocados. They are an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. In older adults especially, the fruits increase lutein levels in the brain and eyes which significantly improves cognitive functions, a study in the journal Nutrients reported. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where GM meets GE
(Rothamsted Research) Genome edited crops will be sown in a field this month for the first time in the UK as part of an experimental trial at Rothamsted Research. Plans to start sowing two GE lines of Camelina plants follow official approval of Rothamsted's application to grow GM varieties of Camelina plants engineered to accumulate omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), a form of lipid that are also known as omega-3 fish oils, in their seeds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease
The best choices are oily fish with large doses of omega-3 fatty acids. The options include salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, lake trout, herring and sardines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat oily fish twice a week to cut the risk of clogged arteries
The American Heart Assocation suggests people eat 250mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day, a target which can be met by eating oily fish twice a week and can cut the risk of dying young. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Omega 3 and 6 may protect obese people from type 2 diabetes
Researchers from the University of Guelph, Ontario, found that after 12 weeks of having such supplements added to their diets, obese rats have lower glucose levels and improved glucose control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3, omega-6 in diet alters gene expression in obesity
(American Physiological Society) A new study reveals that essential fats in the diet may play a role in regulating protein secretion in the muscles by changing the way genes associated with secretion act. The study is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Omega-3 ( ω-3) and social skills interventions for reactive aggression and childhood externalizing behavior problems: a randomized, stratified, double-blind, placebo-controlled, factorial trial - Raine A, Ang RP, Choy O, Hibbeln JR, Ho RM, Lim CG, Lim-Ashworth NSJ, Ling S, Liu JCJ, Ooi YP, Tan YR, Fung DSS.
This study tests the primary hypothesis that omega-3 ( ω-3), both alone and in c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correction: Baseline omega-3 index correlates with aggressive and attention deficit disorder behaviours in adult prisoners - Meyer BJ, Byrne MK, Collier C, Parletta N, Crawford D, Winberg PC, Webster D, Chapman K, Thomas G, Dally J, Batterham M, Farquhar I, Martin AM, Grant L.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120220.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Omega-3 supplements for children ? what does the research show?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read an article that said giving children certain supplements, such as omega-3, can help them do better in school. Are omega-3 supplements safe for kids? What are the risks and benefits? ANSWER: The evidence on this topic is mixed. In healthy school-age children, taking an omega-3 supplement seems to have [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Plant-based DHA found to adequately meet nutritional needs for vegans and vegetarians
(Natural News) Adhering to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle has both benefits and drawbacks. One such drawback is the lack of reliable docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) sources. This omega-3 fatty acid is usually obtained from animal products, with fatty fish and seafood having the most abundant DHA content. As such, vegetarian and vegan populations are often unable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart study finds that omega-3 intake cuts your overall risk of death by a THIRD
(Natural News) According to a heart study, the omega-3 index could be used as a biomarker for overall risk of death and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, found that the risk of death was reduced by about a third in people who had the highest omega-3 index, compared... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3s from fish oil supplements no better than placebo for dry eye
NIH-funded study finds omega-3 fails to yield beneficial results in the clinic. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dry Eye: No Benefit From Fatty Acid Supplements Dry Eye: No Benefit From Fatty Acid Supplements
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation relieved dry eye to the same extent as placebo olive oil in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Fish oil: Omega-3 fatty acids 'won't save your eyesight'
POPPING a daily fish oil pill won't save your vision, say scientists. A study found omega-3 fatty acids found in sardines, salmon, mackerel were no better than a dummy tablet of olive oil at relieving dry eyes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements Fail to Ease Dry Eye, Study Shows
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- There was hope that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements might ease the discomfort of chronic dry eye. But new research suggests that isn't so. " Contrary to a long-held belief in the ophthalmic community,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New study finds omega-3 fatty acid supplements ineffective in treating dry eye disease
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Findings from a new randomized clinical trial, now show that contrary to long-held beliefs, omega-3 supplements are no more effective than placebo at alleviating dry eye symptoms. For years, patients and their eye doctors have turned to omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in fish-derived supplements as a treatment for the disease. The results are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Omega-3s from fish oil supplements no better than placebo for dry eye
(NIH/National Eye Institute) Omega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mount Sinai research on omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for dry eye
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Results show the supplement is no better than placebo in relieving signs and symptoms of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids cuts your risk of death by 33%
(Natural News) Consumption of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduces the risk of death from any cause by approximately 33 percent, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. The study also found that blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids are a better indicator of death risk from any cause than... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 supplements: Seven signs you’re deficient and need fish oil capsules
OMEGA-3 supplement benefits include boosting your heart health, reducing inflammation and pain, and even improving your sleep habits. You may need fish oil capsules if you ’re deficient in the fatty acid - these are the symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What should you eat if you have endometriosis?
The relationship between a person ’s diet and symptoms of endometriosis are still being investigated. However, including more fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 in the diet may help prevent endometriosis or worsening symptoms. A person should avoid caffeine and alcohol. Learn more about which foods to eat and avoid here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Omega-3 supplementation as a dietary intervention to reduce aggressive and antisocial behavior - Choy O, Raine A.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although there is an increasing body of literature on the relationship between omega-3 fatty acids and aggressive/antisocial behavior, evidence to date suggests that there are mixed findings on the efficacy of omega-3 supplementation as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Older Americans Are ‘ Hooked ’ on Vitamins
Sixty-eight percent of those 65 and older take vitamin supplements. Much of what we once believed about the benefits is wrong. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIZ SZABO, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Vitamins Preventive Medicine Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Diet and Nutrition Prostate Cancer Heart Hazardous and Toxic Substances Vegetables Folic Acid Vitamin E Vitamin D Calcium Omega-3 Fatty Acids Beta Carotene Source Type: news

Omega 3s and GLA found to help ease symptoms of autism in toddlers born pre-term
(Natural News) A pilot study by Ohio-based researchers suggested that omega-3 oils and gamma linoleic acids (GLA) could help reduce the symptoms of autisms in toddlers born as pre-term babies, reported NutraIngredients. The research team performed their initial experiment at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Their testing encompassed toddlers who were born highly pre-term. They published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combining B-vitamins and omega-3s found to reduce risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s
(Natural News) A recent study by the University of Oxford discovered that a combination of B-vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids could lower the risk of dementia by reducing the rate at which the disease develops. Part of the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA), the study found that the interaction between the two nutrients... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does YOUR child struggle at school? Feed them omega-3 and 6
EXCLUSIVE: The review involved researchers at the University of South Wales pulling together the results from 29 randomised controlled trials - the highest quality evidence available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil?
Fish clearly has health benefits, but fish oil supplements may not carry the same ones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Seafood Fish Farming Mercury (Metal) Heart Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Source Type: news

How Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Longevity
Cardioprotective effects of omega-3 fatty acids accrue over multiple risk factors; the higher the Omega-3 Index, the lower the risk of mortality. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Tags: Cholesterol Disorders Source Type: news