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A guide to balancing our omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake
(NaturalNews) There's a good reason why nutritionists consider omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to be "essential" acids. These polyunsaturated fats, which are responsible for building cells and maintaining nerve and brain function, cannot be manufactured by our bodies. This means that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nothing fishy about health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid
Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to nutritionists. A substantial amount of evidence exists supporting the heart-health benefits of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA and DHA), marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids. However, much less evidence exists to demonstrate the positive effects of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Beauty Supplement: do you need to take essential fatty acids?
Know your good fats from your bad fats and top up your omega 3, says pharmacist Shabir Daya (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: skin supplements flaxseed omega 3 omega oils EFA essential fatty acids Victoria Health omega 6 Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent ALS Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent ALS
A new analysis of diet from more than 1 million people followed for up to 24 years has shown an inverse association between intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 15, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Omega 3 fatty acids lessen severity of osteoarthritis in mice
Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to researchers. “Our results suggest that dietary factors play a more significant role than mechanical factors in the link between obesity and osteoarthritis,” said the study's senior author. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Omega 3 fatty acids lessen severity of osteoarthritis in mice
(Duke University Medical Center) Mice consuming a supplement of omega 3 fatty acids had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega 6 fatty acids, according to Duke Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Transgenic mice produce both omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids on carbohydrate diet
A transgenic mouse has been developed that synthesizes both the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids within its tissues on a diet of carbohydrates or saturated fats. Significant evidence suggest that the ratio of dietary omega-6 to omega-3 has important implications for human health, further increasing interest in the development of foods rich in omega-3s. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Transgenic mice produce both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids on carbohydrate diet
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have developed a transgenic mouse that synthesizes both the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids within its tissues on a diet of carbohydrates or saturated fats. Significant evidence suggest that the ratio of dietary omega-6 to omega-3 has important implications for human health, further increasing interest in the development of foods rich in omega-3s. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study Finds No CVD Benefit With Omega-3 Fatty AcidsStudy Finds No CVD Benefit With Omega-3 Fatty Acids
An editorial says that patients should be informed of the uncertainty surrounding the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on heart health and instead encouraged to regularly consume whole fish. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 17, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Better sleep linked with higher omega-3 levels in new study
Omega-3 fatty acids are most commonly derived from fish oils, including tuna and salmon, and they have been linked to numerous health benefits. But now, a new study suggests that having higher levels of omega-3 DHA is associated with better sleep.The researchers, from the University of Oxford in the UK, have published results of their study in the Journal of Sleep Research.They conducted their research in 362 children from the UK between the ages of 7 and 9 years old, who were not recruited based on sleep problems. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Is It Hype or Truth? Your Brain on Fish Oil and Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Conclusion? This is one claim that might not be so fishy after all. Related Reading Does Eating Fish Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease? (Learn more about fish, omega 3 fatty acids and reducing the risk of dementia.) Your Brain: Does Size Really Matter? (Does a bigger brain mean a better memory?) Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease through Physical Exercise (Here are the facts about exercise and its benefits for your brain.)Is It Hype or Truth? Your Brain on Fish Oil and Omega 3 Fatty Acids originally appeared on About.com Alzheimers Disease on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at 21:50:33.Permalink | Comment | Email...
Source: About Alzheimers Disease - February 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impossible balancing act of omega-3
As scientists request permission to grow GM crop plants rich in omega-3 fatty acids, we ask the experts if we really need more of the fat in our diet     (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - January 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: nutrition omega 3 diet essential fatty acids healthy eating EPA omega 6 heart health Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Brain Volume Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Brain Volume
Total normal brain and hippocampal volumes were directly associated with levels of omega-3 fatty acids in a study of more than 1000 postmenopausal women. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 23, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Omega3 Innovations’ Omega Heaven Wins International Award for Omega-3...
Virgo’s SupplySide West named the chocolate-covered Omega Heaven® cookie winner of its Editor’s Choice Awards in the omega-3 category. Each Omega Heaven, which contains 1000 mg of EPA/DHA,...(PRWeb November 21, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11349604.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Potential risk in consuming excess omega-3 fatty acids
A new review suggests that omega-3 fatty acids taken in excess could have unintended health consequences in certain situations, and that dietary standards based on the best available evidence need to be established. "What looked like a slam dunk a few years ago may not be as clear cut as we thought," said Norman Hord, associate professor in OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences and a coauthor on the paper. "We are seeing the potential for negative effects at really high levels of omega-3 fatty acid consumption... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Doubt cast on the benefits of omega-3 for the brain
Conclusion This study investigated the possible benefits of a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids on the brain. It has several limitations: One problem is that it only measured blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids at the start of the study. These might have changed over time if the women changed their diets or started – or stopped – taking omega-3 supplements. Also, the first cognitive tests were administered on average three years after the blood samples were taken. It’s important to note that the researchers did not measure women’s dietary intake of omega-3 fats, only blood levels, although the ...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet Neurology Source Type: news

Omega-3 does not fight cognitive decline, study shows
There have been many studies advocating how omega-3 fatty acids can benefit our health. But a new study suggests that high levels of omega-3 are of no benefit to cognitive decline in older women. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are types of fats commonly found in plant and marine life. Of particular interest to nutritionists and health care professionals are two types of omega-3 acids - DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) - due to their rumored health benefits... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Study: omega-3 does not combat cognitive decline
There have been many studies advocating how omega-3 fatty acids can benefit our health. But a new study suggests that high levels of omega-3 are of no benefit to cognitive decline in older women. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are types of fats commonly found in plant and marine life. Of particular interest to nutritionists and health care professionals are two types of omega-3 acids - DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) - due to their rumored health benefits... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Clinical Digest: Spotlight on a Modality: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids have been in the news lately, after a new study raises concern about the association of omega-3s and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Omega-3s are a popular supplement used by many Americans. In fact, according to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey on the use of complementary health practices by Americans, fish oil/omega-3/DHA supplements are the natural product (excluding vitamins and minerals) most commonly taken by adults, and the second most commonly taken by children. Moderate evidence has emerged about the health benefits of consuming seafood...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 29, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Time to Talk Tips: 7 Things To Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for a number of functions in the body. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are found in seafood, such as fatty fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, and trout) and shellfish (e.g., crab, mussels, and oysters). A different kind of omega-3, called ALA, is found in other foods, including some vegetable oils (e.g., canola and soy). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 29, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Could eating salmon twice a week protect against skin cancer? Omega-3 oils found to destroy harmful tumour cells
Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have found that regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids destroy the cells in skin and mouth tumours. Sources of omega-3 include oily fish, flax seeds and walnuts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Omega-3 in Kids Linked to Behavior, Cognitive DeficitsLow Omega-3 in Kids Linked to Behavior, Cognitive Deficits
Study finds 'worryingly low' levels of omega-3 fatty acids in youngsters and poor reading and memory performance associated with these low levels. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Well: Omega-3s May Raise Prostate Cancer Risk
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have many health benefits. But they may have risks as well, including an increased risk for prostate cancer.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Body Cancer medicine and health Prostate Cancer Featured Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids are superfoods
For quite some time it has been common knowledge that omega-3 fatty acids are good for you, but do know how far-reaching their health benefits can be? Recent researchExtensive research has linked omega-3 fatty acids consumption to everything from reduced cardiovascular... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk
Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for a number of functions in the body. They are found in foods such as fatty fish and vegetable oils and are also available as dietary supplements. A recent study showed an increased risk of prostate cancer among men with high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 12, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements linked to prostate cancer
"Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements may increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 70%," the Daily Mail reports. The story, covered widely in the media, comes from a large and well designed study that also found that high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were associated with a 44% increase in the risk of slow growing prostate cancer. Supporters of fish oil supplements have claimed that they can reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and dementia as well as improving cognitive function and mental health. But there is little conclusive evidence to justify these claims. The findings match previous stud...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet Source Type: news

Omega 3 Fish Oils Linked To Increased Prostate Cancer Risk
Eating a lot of oily fish or consuming omega supplements may not be good for a man's health. New research reveals that males with high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. The finding comes from a large prospective study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A 71 percent increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer and a 43 percent increase for all prostate cancers were associated with high concentrations of EPA, DHA, and DPA... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Higher Intake of Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman High intake of marine omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, but not other types of omega-3s, is associated with reduced risk for breast cancer, according to a BMJ … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 28, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Bipolar Disorder
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils and flaxseed oil have been recommended as supplements for people with bipolar disorder. Here are some insights and experience from members of the About Bipolar Disorder Community about their personal experiences with using Omega-3 as a treatment. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Sancilio & Company Introduces a New Omega-3 Unit Dose Packaging
Sancilio and Company, Inc. (SCI), a leader in Advanced Lipid Technology and improvements of Omega-3 essential fatty acids announces the availability of Unit Dose Omega-3 packaging.(PRWeb June 11, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10781823.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 12, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fish Oil Omega-3 Capsules OmegaMx Now Available at a Discount at...
The capsules, which are sourced from deep ocean water fish, offer a highly-concentrated amount of Omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids with no unpleasant aftertaste, says Better Living Solutions.(PRWeb June 06, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/fish-oil-capsules/omega-3-supplements/prweb10798261.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 7, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fish and omega 3 supplements
An Australian survey suggests that regularly eating fish improves quality of life scores, as do omega 3 supplements, though to a lower level. Taking flaxseed oil was associated with lower relapse rates. The study, which was self reported and had no objective medical measures, calls for controlled trials of omega 3 supplementation. MS Research Australia Diet - A ot Z of MS (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - June 6, 2013 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Sancilio and Company Announces the Redesign Launch of its Omega-3...
Sancilio and Company, a leader in Advanced Lipid Technology improvements of omega-3 essential fatty acids, proudly announces the release of their newly redesigned Ocean Blue© Professional Omega-3...(PRWeb May 15, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10727458.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 15, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Well: Risks: Omega-3s Don't Aid Macular Degeneration
Adding omega-3 fatty acid supplements to a vitamin regimen to protect against age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, did not slow progression of the disease, a large new study found.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Macular Degeneration Omega-3 Fatty Acids omega 3 Body Featured Vitamins Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation
Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as their metabolite products, stop or slow the proliferation of triple-negative breast cancer cells better than cells from luminal types of cancer, researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center reported at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013. The scientists explained that omega-3 fatty acids work against all cancerous cell types, but were seen to be much more effective against the triple-negative cell lines. Proliferation in those types of cells was reduced by as much as 90%. Sardines, tuna, trout, salmon (oily fish), flax and hemp are examples of foods rich in omega-3s... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Inhibiting Growth Of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer With Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that omega-3 fatty acids and their metabolite products slow or stop the proliferation, or growth in the number of cells, of triple-negative breast cancer cells more effectively than cells from luminal types of the disease. The omega-3s worked against all types of cancerous cells, but the effect was observed to be stronger in triple-negative cell lines, reducing proliferation by as much as 90 percent. The findings were presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Well: Omega-3s May Lead to Healthier Babies
Pregnant women who took daily supplements of DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid, had longer gestations, bigger babies and fewer early preterm births, according to a new clinical trial. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family pregnancy Omega-3 Fatty Acids omega 3 Pregnancy and Childbirth Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Omega-3 Supplements May Prevent Skin Cancer
Consuming omega-3 fish oils can help to prevent skin cancer, according to the first clinical trial exploring the influence of fish oils on the skin immunity of humans. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Manchester and funded by the Association for International Cancer Research, and examined the effect of taking omega-3 on 79 healthy participants. Findings of the study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that consuming regular doses of fish oils increases immunity to sunlight... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Tackling Inflammation With Aspirin And Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Experts tout the health benefits of low-dose aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like flax seeds and salmon, but the detailed mechanisms involved in their effects are not fully known. Now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Chemistry & Biology show that aspirin helps trigger the production of molecules called resolvins that are naturally made by the body from omega-3 fatty acids. These resolvins shut off, or "resolve," the inflammation that underlies destructive conditions such as inflammatory lung disease, heart disease, and arthritis... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Aspirin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Combo Fights Inflammation
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Experts tout the health benefits of low-dose aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like flax seeds and salmon, but the detailed mechanisms involved in their effects are not fully known. Now researchers show that aspirin helps trigger the production of molecules called resolvins that are naturally made by the body from omega-3 fatty acids. These resolvins shut off, or "resolve," the inflammation that underlies destructive conditions such as inflammatory lung disease, heart disease, and arthritis. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - February 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic review and meta-analysis: Maternal omega-3 supplementation and offspring development
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Area: News According to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis, there is no conclusive evidence to either support or refute the hypothesis that omega-3 long-chain PUFA (LCPUFA) supplementation in pregnancy improves cognitive or visual development.   The authors note that maternal fish consumption during pregnancy has been positively associated with cognitive and visual abilities in the offspring; leading to the hypothesis that maternal omega-3 LCPUFA supplementation improves children's neurological and visual development. The purpose of their systematic...
Source: NeLM - News - February 11, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin D, omega-3 may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's
A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. In a small pilot study, the scientists identified key genes and signaling networks regulated by vitamin D3 and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) that may help control inflammation and improve plaque clearance. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 5, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vitamin D, omega-3 may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's
A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.   In a small pilot study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the scientists identified key genes and signaling networks regulated by vitamin D3 and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) that may help control inflammation and improve plaque clearance.   Previous laboratory work by the team helped clarify key mechanisms involved in helping vitamin D3 clear amyl...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 5, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Omega-3-rich ground beef available soon
Beef-lovers will soon have a tasty way to stock up on omega-3s thanks to ground beef with 200 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 4, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

University-developed omega-3-rich ground beef available soon
(Kansas State University) Beef-lovers will soon have a tasty way to stock up on omega-3s thanks to university-developed ground beef that contains 200 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news