Carotenoids and omega-3s are crucial for healthy eyes, one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body
(Natural News) Foods rich in carotenoids aren’t the only things that can boost eye health, according to Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni, a federally funded researcher who specializes in the topic. It looks like foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial for optimal vision. SanGiovanni is the chief of the unit on Genetics in Nutritional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Load up on omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to prevent obesity and improve your insulin resistance
(Natural News) Not all fats are bad. A group of essential fats from plants is downright important in maintaining and improving the healthy functions of your body. A newly-published Canadian study identified alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) as the omega fatty acids that reduce the risks of obesity and improve your resistance to high levels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elephants and Alzheimer's; Omega-3 and Epilepsy; Eye Disease and Dementia
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - August 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Chocolate is healthy...but that depends on the oils used to produce them
(Natural News) Chocolates, both white and dark, can be considered healthy and can be used as a carrier for bioactive substances like the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), depending on the sources of these oils and how they were made. A team of researchers from Yildiz Technical University in Turkey... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher omega-3 index associated with better brain function in children
(Wright On Marketing& Communications) New research published in the July edition of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, has established a strong correlation between blood levels of omega-3s, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and better brain function in children two to six years old. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's how to source your fish in the safest and most toxin-free way possible
(Natural News) Fish is, inarguably, one of the healthiest food sources available to us on this planet. Fatty fish, for one, are the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help support brain and body functions and are linked to the prevention of many diseases. For people living in areas that receive limited sunlight, fish... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women who don't eat enough fish at risk of premature birth  
Expectant mothers who had the lowest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood during were ten times at greater risk of giving premature birth than women with the highest levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who don't eat enough fish during pregnancy are at greater risk of premature birth  
Expectant mothers who had the lowest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood during were ten times at greater risk of giving premature birth than women with the highest levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low plasma levels of omega-3 fatty acids associated with preterm birth
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long chain n-3 fatty acids in their first and second trimesters were at a significantly higher risk of early preterm birth when compared with women who had higher levels of these fatty acids, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is GM salmon more nutritious? Scientists are feeding the oily fish genetically modified crops
Researchers from the University of Stirling hope salmon will absorb healthy fish oils from GM crops. Tests reveal healthy omega-3 levels have halfed in farmed salmon over the past 10 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can dietary changes help acne?
Acne is a common skin condition. While many myths surround the diet's impact on acne, some scientific evidence suggests that a person may be able to fight breakouts by consuming high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and avoiding certain foods, such as dairy products. Learn more about the anti-acne diet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Jul 27, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Jul 27, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Leadless pacing, AF detection, coronary calcium, BP control and omega-3 fatty acids are discussed in this week's podcasttheheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Gut-Liver-Brain Interactions Tied to Alzheimer ’s
(MedPage Today) -- Studies may explain mixed results of omega-3 trials (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Omega-3 supplements make children better behaved by improving their brain health, study finds  
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell found that children who take such supplements every day are less likely to disobey instructions, steal or damage property. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Docs Analyze Trends, NameHealthiest Foods
A review of popular diet trends by a panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) finds that omega-3 fats and legumes (including beans, lentils and peas) have good evidence of heart benefits. Coffee and tea, meanwhile, are reasonable choices -- just hold the cream and sugar. And full-fat dairy foods should probably be avoided. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 10 Best and Worst Oils For Your Health
Home cooks have plenty of options when it comes to choosing which type of oil to sauté, bake and drizzle with. Some, like olive oil, are well known, and others, like avocado or coconut oil, are less familiar. Which oil is right for you? That depends largely on the type of cooking you’re doing. An oil’s smoke point, which is the point when oil starts burning and smoking, is one of the most important things to consider. If you heat oil past its smoke point, it not only harms the flavor, but many of the nutrients in the oil degrade—and the oil will release harmful compounds called free radicals. If ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Disappoint in Cardiovascular Protection Omega-3 Fatty Acids Disappoint in Cardiovascular Protection
Although omega-3 fatty acids are widely used for protection against cardiovascular disease and related mortality, a Cochrane review challenges their'beneficial role, finding little, if any, protective benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Omega 3 pills offer ‘little or no benefit’ for heart health
Increased consumption of omega 3 fats via supplements offers little or no protection on cardiovascular diseases, according to a new review of clinical evidence, led by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 19, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More evidence that omega-3 supplements lack heart benefits
(Reuters Health) - Omega-3 fatty acids have long been touted as heart healthy, but taking them in supplement form does little to protect against heart disease, a large new analysis suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is Shellfish Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
With all the talk about the disease-fighting, life-extending superpowers of the Mediterranean diet, a lot of people are trying to cram more seafood into their meals. But while there are endless articles extolling the healthful glories of fatty, omega-3-rich fish like salmon and mackerel, there’s not much talk about shellfish—or whether these sea creatures deserve space on your shopping list. As it turns out, they do. “Shellfish are high-quality protein sources—just like land animals—meaning they have all the essential amino acids,” says Faye Dong, professor emerita of food science and hu...
Source: TIME: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do omega-3 supplements really benefit the heart?
A major systematic review of clinical trials led by independent researchers finds 'little to no' evidence that omega-3 capsules benefit heart health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'
The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish consumption may prolong life
(Wiley) Consumption of fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids was associated with lower risks of early death in a Journal of Internal Medicine study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research shows little effect of omega 3 on risk of heart disease, stroke or death
(Wiley) Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Media coverage of new Cochrane Review of Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death. Below is a round-up for some of the media coverage.Fishy findings: Cochrane review finds omega-3 supplements don't help heartsonScimexOmega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, or death, finds review onthe bmjOmega-3 pills and fish oil ‘useless’ for preventing diseaseonThe Times IT'S OIL A MYTH Omega-3 and fish extracts don ’t help your heart health, researchers claim onThe SunFish oil for a healthy heart'nonsense 'on BBC News‘B...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Scant evidence that omega 3 supplements curb cardiovascular disease risk
Cochrane review casts doubt on popular belief about protective effects of over-the-counter remedy Related items fromOnMedica Coalition government derailed measures to cut salt in food Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 May be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fish oil for a healthy heart 'nonsense'
The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How fish oil supplements can CUT levels of good fat
THE millions who down fish oil to protect their heart would do better to eat vegetables instead, say experts. Popular supplements, including omega-3, provide little or no benefit and could even reduce levels of “good” cholesterol, analysis of studies showed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists
Supplements do not offer cardiovascular benefits, researchers conclude from trials involving 112,000 peopleThe widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence.Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for years. The belief that it protects the heart has spread – and is promoted in the marketing of the supplements – because the results from early trials suggested the capsules had cardiovascular benefits.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Health Medical research Food & drink Heart attack Stroke Science Life and style Society Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
This study provides no evidence to suggest that this dietary advice should change.”Read the press releaseSee the media coverageDeclared interestsProf Tim Chico: “No conflicts.”Dr Ian Johnson: “Ian Johnson has previously held honorary academic appointments in the medical school at the University of East Anglia.”Prof Tom Sanders: “Scientific governor of British Nutrition Foundation, Honorary Director of Nutrition HEART UK.”The Science Media CentreThe Science Media Centre is an independent venture working to promote the voices, stories and views from the scientific community to the ne...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is eating tilapia fish safe and healthful?
Tilapia is a popular edible fish that is low in fat and a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Tilapia farming occurs around the world, but some people worry about farming practices and whether or not tilapia is safe to eat. Here, we provide information about the farming, breeding, and safety of tilapia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer
A cannabinoid that occurs naturally in our bodies as a result of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism is found to have anticancer properties. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

New Cochrane health evidence challenges belief that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha ­linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  ALA is normally found in fats from plant foods, such as nuts and seeds (walnuts and rapeseed are rich sources). EPA and DHA, collectively called long chain omega 3 fats, are naturally found in fatty fish, su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. In mice with tumors of osteosarcoma - a bone cancer that is notoriously painful and difficult to treat -- endocannabinoids slowed the growth of tumors and blood vessels, inhibited the cancer cells from migrating and caused cancer cell death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural solution for damage done by chemo: Omega 3s found to treat wounds from inflamed mucous membranes in cancer patients
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids can be used to treat and prevent oral mucositis in patients undergoing mucotoxic cancer chemotherapy. The double-blind, randomized study, published in the journal Wounds, detailed the effectiveness and route of administration of omega-3 fatty acids in patients receiving chemotherapy in Iranian hospitals. Mucositis is characterized by soreness or swelling in the mouth which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New type 1 Diabetes clinical trial explores effects of Omega-3 and Vitamin D
(Diabetes Research Institute Foundation) The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami launches a new clinical trial to assess the impact of high-dose omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D on halting the progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The DRI's Phase I/IIa trial, named the POSEIDON Study, will compare the effects of the proposed intervention in children and adults newly diagnosed and in those with longer-standing T1D to evaluate any benefit of early and late interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Science — And Environmental Hazards — Behind Fish Oil Supplements
Author Paul Greenberg says the harvesting of tiny fish for omega-3 supplements is having a ripple effect, leading to less healthy and bountiful oceans. His new book is The Omega Principle. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

Oral omega-3 supplementation linked to a reduced risk of eye disease in young adults
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids are highly regarded for their health benefits, especially when it comes to brain health. But it turns out omega-3s have a lot more to offer and can be highly beneficial to a set of organs that are often overlooked: the eyes. Researchers from Australia have found that healthy, young adults... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?
Many people believe that taking omega-3 can improve symptoms of psoriasis. Indeed, research has shown that omega-3 supplements, including fish oil, can improve skin redness and itchiness, along with boosting people's heart health. Learn about how omega-3 benefits psoriasis here, and how to get omega-3 in your diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Japanese study concludes that taking both EPA and DHA improves exercise performance
(Natural News) If you’re looking to get more out of your workout, you don’t necessarily need to spend extra time at the gym or turn to risky performance enhancers. According to a new Japanese study, ingesting the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA could be enough to safely give your athletic performance a boost. They... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks
When I create recipes, I always try to cater to people who have intolerances to ingredients such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and they can be used in a variety of recipes that require the real thing. They can also provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I created a full chapter exclusively to these concoctions — 12 total, all with their own unique benefits and flavor profiles. The key ingredient you choose to make your dairy-free milks with will ultimately determine the taste and tex...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

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