Microbes from humics lakes produced omega-3 fatty acids from microplastics
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) The environmental fate of microplastics has been difficult to trace. A research group led by the University of Jyv ä skyl ä used carbon isotope labeling to follow the fate of polyethylene in the food chain. For the surprise of the researchers, plastic carbon was transformed even to beneficial fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, by the microbes originating from humic lakes. The research was published in Scientific Reports series at the end of December 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Microbes from humics lakes produced omega-3 fatty acids from micropla
(University of Jyv ä skyl ä - Jyv ä skyl ä n yliopisto) The environmental fate of microplastics has been difficult to trace. A research group led by the University of Jyv ä skyl ä used carbon isotope labeling to follow the fate of polyethylene in the food chain. For the surprise of the researchers, plastic carbon was transformed even to beneficial fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6, by the microbes originating from humic lakes. The research was published in Scientific Reports series at the end of December 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Too much of a good thing: Pregnant women should watch their omega-6 consumption, warns study
(Natural News) Mothers-to-be should avoid eating foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids, a recent study reveals. According to a new study published in The Journal of Physiology, a diet with excessive amounts of linoleic acid – a type of omega-6 fatty acid – may be harmful to pregnant women, with the researchers noting that such a diet may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Linoleic acid can reduce the risk of heart disease, according to research
(Natural News) Omega-6 fatty acids like linoleic acid (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA) have long been deemed as bad fats. This is due to the belief that having more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3s increases a person’s risk of heart disease. It is also predicated on the fact that omega-6 fatty acids are pro-inflammatory and give... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ahiflower oil provides a balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids to maintain optimal health
(Natural News) Omega fatty acids are healthy fats that can provide numerous health benefits. Since your body can’t produce these dietary fats, you need to consume a balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids to maintain optimal health. Fatty fish are loaded with essential fatty acids, so incorporating these healthy fats into your diet shouldn’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding omega-6s to your diet could help prevent heart disease, advise researchers
(Natural News) Omega-6 fatty acids are often seen as harmful. However, studies suggest that when consumed in moderation and in place of saturated fats found in dairy products and meats, they can be beneficial to your health. In fact, a new study published in the journal Circulation has suggested that omega-6s could be just as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How an omega-6 fatty acid may keep heart disease at bay
New research in mouse cells sheds light on some mechanisms that help explain how dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, an omega-6, prevents atherosclerosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Omega-6 Fatty Acids and CVD: Are We Closer to the Truth? Omega-6 Fatty Acids and CVD: Are We Closer to the Truth?
A new meta-analysis using biomarkers of linoleic acid intake supports an association between higher LA intake and lower risk of cardiovascular disease and CVD mortality.Circulation (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Higher Intake of Linoleic Acid May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 -- Intake of linoleic acid (LA) is inversely associated with the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the June issue of Diabetes Care. Geng Zong, Ph.D., from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in China,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Stroke Bacteria, Linoleic Acid, $100 Insulin Cap The Week That Wasn't: Stroke Bacteria, Linoleic Acid, $100 Insulin Cap
A quick overview of three medical stories that are worth a mention.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be should avoid eating snacks doused in vegetable oil
Researchers based at Griffith University, Brisbane, gave rats a diet abundant in linoleic acid for 10 weeks. They ate the equivalent of three times more than they should. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't overdo omega-6 fat consumption during pregnancy
(The Physiological Society) New research in The Journal of Physiology showed that eating a diet with three times the recommended daily intake of linoleic acid might be harmful in pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is an omega-6 fatty acid. People use CLA as a dietary supplement for weight loss, bodybuilding, and diabetes. In this article, we look at what the research says about the possible benefits, risks, and uses of CLA. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Omega-3s May Ease Asthma Symptoms
High levels of omega-6 fatty acids in the diet, on the other hand, may make childhood asthma worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Oils and Fats Children and Childhood Asthma Omega-3 Fatty Acids Air Pollution Source Type: news

High Prenatal Omega - 6:Omega - 3 Ratio Linked to ADHD at Age 7
Higher prenatal n - 6:n - 3 ratio in cord plasma linked to a higher ADHD score at age 7 years, but not at age 4 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

New Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Child's ADHD
Researchers found a link between levels of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in umbilical cord blood and ADHD at age 7. The fatty acids play an important role in the structure and function of the central nervous system. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Prenatal Omega-6:Omega-3 Ratio Linked to ADHD at Age 7
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- A higher prenatal omega-6:omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid ratio in cord plasma is associated with a higher attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) index score for the child at age 7 years, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dietary Fatty Acid Intake Linked to Pediatric Asthma Morbidity
FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 -- Intake of omega-3 and omega-6 is associated with pediatric asthma morbidity and may modify the response to indoor particulate matter (PM), according to a study published online March 29 in the American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mothers who eat diets full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids raise risk of ADHD symptoms in kids
A new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that pregnant women who ate diet full of salmon, eggs and nuts increase the risk of children having ADHD symptoms by at least 13%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal diet during pregnancy may modulate the risk of ADHD symptoms in children
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A study published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother's diet during pregnancy. The research analysed samples of umbilical cord plasma to quantify the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 that reach the foetus. The analysis showed a higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio to be associated with a higher risk of ADHD symptoms at seven years of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-fat diet and age alter microflora and cause inflammation in heart failure
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. How these factors regulate the immune response is now described -- a calorie-dense, obesity-generating diet in aging mice disrupts the composition of the gut microbiome. This correlates with development of a system-wide nonresolving inflammation in acute heart failure, with a notable disruption of the immune cell profile, primarily the neutrophil-leukocyte ratio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Omega-3 intake found to substantially slow brain "aging" by boosting nutrient circulation to memory-related brain regions
(Natural News) We might not be able to stop the process of aging, but there are some things we can do to age in the healthiest manner possible. Researchers have now found evidence that healthy brain aging can be promoted by consuming the right proportion of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. In a pair of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating more omega-3-rich food may lower inflammation and arthritis pain
(Natural News) Making simple dietary changes can greatly improve your health. Eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fewer foods high in omega-6 fatty acids can reduce inflammation and arthritis pain, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain. For the study, researchers assessed 167 adults with knee arthritis. They... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foods to eat if you want to look and feel younger
(Natural News) Inflammation, oxidants, starchy carbs, chemicals in packaged foods, rancid oils, insufficient vitamin and mineral intake, low-fat diets, oils high in omega-6 fatty acids, high blood glucose levels, and unhealthy gut flora promote aging, and these can be reduced or eliminated through diet. Here are the foods you should eat to keep looking and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There is a STRONG link between fish intake during pregnancy and the health of the baby's brain
(Natural News) Pregnant women need to eat fish, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tohoku University’s School of Medicine. This is because fish provides the nutrients necessary for the healthy development of the infant’s brain. There are different types of fatty acids in food. Some of the most important are omega-3 and omega-6... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 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

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

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

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

Do you get enough omega-6 fatty acids? Research finds they protect against premature death, cardiovascular disease
(Natural News) Live longer by adding omega-6 fatty acids to your diet. A study found that omega-6 fatty acids can help prevent premature death as well as cardiovascular disease. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, discovered that the risk of premature death decreased as the linoleic acid level in the blood... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 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

Eating nuts and seeds found to cut your risk of premature death by HALF
(Natural News) If you want to live longer, eat more nuts and seeds. According to a study, eating these foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids, cuts the risk of premature death by nearly half. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that levels of the fatty acid omega-6, which can be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

High Omega-6 Fatty Acid Levels Can Protect Against Premature Death
Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid and study reveals the higher the blood linoleic acid level, the smaller the risk of premature death (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 1, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Fats and Oils Source Type: news

Omega-6s in Nuts, Seeds and Vegetable Oils May Aid the Heart
Men who had the highest omega-6 levels tended to have fewer deaths from heart disease and other causes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Oils and Fats Heart Vegetables Nuts Diet and Nutrition Omega-3 Fatty Acids Source Type: news

Snacking on nuts could almost half your risk of premature death
Researchers in Finland found that a high level of linoleic acid, a common omega-6 fatty acid, resulted in a 43 percent lower risk of premature death compared to those with the lowest level. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could omega-6 fatty acids help us live longer?
A study finds that higher blood levels of linoleic acid — the most common omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid — are linked to lower risk of premature death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Trial of omega fatty acid supplementation in toddlers born preterm shows promising results
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) Thirty-one toddlers who were born prematurely participated. For three months, half took a daily dietary supplement that contained a special combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and half took a placebo. The group that took the daily omega fatty acid supplement exhibited a greater reduction in ASD symptoms than those who took the placebo, according to ratings provided by the children's parents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Forage-based diets on dairy farms produce nutritionally enhanced milk
(University of Minnesota) In a collaborative research project, researchers have found that cows fed a 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 and CLA, and thus provides a markedly healthier balance of fatty acids. The improved fatty acid profile in grass-fed organic milk and dairy products (hereafter, 'grassmilk') brings the omega-6/omega-3 ratio to a near 1 to 1, compared to 5.7 to 1 in conventional whole milk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Omega-6 Fatty Acid Levels Predict Preemies at Risk of Eye Issues (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings don't call for fish oil supplements, however (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - February 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Skinny pigs? Low-fat craze gone too far
Let’s face it. You and I both know most Americans are struggling with their weight. I see it in my practice every day. There’s not one study that will tell you otherwise. What’s more, there’s been an explosion of not only obesity, but of related diseases like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. But did you realize that the rates of obesity and disease in America began rising at the exact same time the health authorities told us to eat a low-fat diet? It started in 1977 when George McGovern led a Senate Committee that released its “Dietary Goals for the United States.” According to ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition clogged arteries fat heart healthy low-fat polyunsaturated fats skinny Weight Loss Source Type: news

A controlled study of plasma fatty acids in Indian patients with depressive episode - Patra BN, Khandelwal SK, Chadda RK, Lakshmy R, Abraham RA.
AIM: To study the plasma omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid levels in patients with depressive episode and in matched healthy controls. METHOD: Thirty patients with first episode depression and thirty healthy matched control subjects were recruited fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Clinical trials review confirms: Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are an effective treatment for ADHD
(Natural News) Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could soon be playing a therapeutic role in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatments. According to researcher and public health nutritionist Dr. Emma Derbyshire, these fatty acids are “an effective and safe treatment” for this common neurodevelopmental disorder. This was the conclusion Derbyshire came to in her major review... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti Alzheimer ’ s diet
Despite what the mainstream media is telling you, sugar is not your enemy. Your body evolved to eat sweet foods. In fact, it’s how our ancestors knew a food growing in the wild was safe to eat and healthy. But your body did not evolve to eat starchy, high carbohydrate sugars from bread, pasta, cereal and other grains. Ever since we were told to eat low fat, this has been the bulk of the our diet. The result has been a modern epidemic of obesity and diabetes. At the same time, we face skyrocketing rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Big Pharma has been trying for decades to come...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Omega-6 could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 percent
A new review of more than 20 studies has linked higher blood levels of linoleic acid – a main form of omega-6 – to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Diabetes risk cut by eating THIS popular cinema snack that's rich in omega-6
Diabetes risk could be cut by taking eating more foods high in Omega-6, scientists have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Canada Grants Fruit d ’Or Cranberry Seed Oils Natural Product Number
The NPN enables Fruit d ’Or’s Cran Naturelle and Cran d’Or cranberry seed oils to make claims as a source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, oleic acid, and “maintenance of good health.” (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennifer Prince Tags: Beauty Food & Beverage Regulatory Trends Business Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Eat fish while pregnant to protect kids from schizophrenia
In trials on mice, scientists found mice deprived of omega-3 fatty acids displayed signs of the mental health disorder as adults. Japanese experts found the same for a lack of omega-6. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Schizophrenia: Could lack of nutrients in pregnancy be a cause?
Using mice, scientists identify a mechanism that links lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in pregnancy to schizophrenia-like symptoms in offspring. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Schizophrenia Source Type: news

A systems approach for discovering linoleic acid derivatives that potentially mediate pain and itch
Chronic pain and itch are common hypersensitivity syndromes that are affected by endogenous mediators. We applied a systems-based, translational approach to predict, discover, and characterize mediators of pain and itch that are regulated by diet and inflammation. Profiling of tissue-specific precursor abundance and biosynthetic gene expression predicted that inflamed skin would be abundant in four previously unknown 11-hydroxy-epoxy- or 11-keto-epoxy-octadecenoate linoleic acid derivatives and four previously identified 9- or 13-hydroxy-epoxy- or 9- or 13-keto-epoxy-octadecenoate linoleic acid derivatives. All of these me...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ramsden, C. E., Domenichiello, A. F., Yuan, Z.-X., Sapio, M. R., Keyes, G. S., Mishra, S. K., Gross, J. R., Majchrzak-Hong, S., Zamora, D., Horowitz, M. S., Davis, J. M., Sorokin, A. V., Dey, A., LaPaglia, D. M., Wheeler, J. J., Vasko, M. R., Mehta, N. N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news