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

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

Supplement warning: Overdosing on THIS nutrient can trigger diabetes
SUPPLEMENTS are already confusing enough - from knowing which ones to take, to differentiating between types with similar names. But popping the wrong one can have negative consequences, particularly when it comes to omega-3 and omega-6. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies link healthy brain aging to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the blood
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities that are known to decline early in aging. The studies add to the evidence that dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can promote healthy aging, the researchers said. Further research is needed to test this hypothesis, they said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Do I Know If I’m Eating Enough Healthy Fat?
  “Dr. Hyman, how do I know if I’m eating enough fat?” a reader recently asked me. This is an excellent question and one of my favorite subjects because I wholeheartedly believe eating the right amount and type of fat plays a crucial role in shaping health and well-being. Doctors, patients and readers are often completely confused about fat, clinging to myths and misinformation that prevents them from understanding the latest science to lose weight and achieve optimal health. You’re familiar with many of these myths: Fat makes us fat, fat contributes to heart disease, and fat leads to obesity. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here’s How To Determine The Healthiest Fats To Cook With
“Dr. Hyman, I’m so confused about what fats to cook with,” a reader recently wrote. “For so long I’ve been using vegetable oils because I heard they were best to cook with, and now I hear that we can cook with butter or coconut oil.”I completely understand your confusion, especially with rampant misinformation about fats and nutrition in general. For instance, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adults get no more than five percent of their calories from saturated fat, urging people to use vegetable oils instead.They also advise people to eat at least five to 10 percent of th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3, omega-6 supplement improves reading for children
Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in their reading with the addition of these fatty acids. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Biopsied Linoleic Acid Levels Tied to Lower Mortality in Elderly Men Biopsied Linoleic Acid Levels Tied to Lower Mortality in Elderly Men
Swedish researchers find linoleic acid in adipose tissue to be associated with lower all-cause mortality in older men and directly associated with dietary intake.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Polyunsaturated fat in adipose tissue linked to lower mortality
The fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among older men followed over a 15-year period. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Much Omega-3 vs Omega-6
All the so-called “nutrition experts” telling us to eat unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats are missing the point. There are natural saturated fats that are perfectly healthy to eat… and manufactured unsaturated fats that are at the root cause of many of our health problems. That’s because it’s the ratio of omega-6 fats and omega-3 fats in our modern diet that’s actually the problem. Let me explain… Omega Fatty Acids In Our Diet Omega-6s are fatty acids commonly found in vegetable oils. That includes safflower, sunflower, corn, cottonseed, sesame and soybean. They’re...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Secret To Flawless Skin? Learn To Protect Your Skin's Natural Barrier
From sun to wind to freezing cold, our faces are exposed to the most extreme of elements on a daily basis. To safeguard against this brutal treatment, our bodies developed a powerful first line of defense. We call it our skin's "barrier." This so-called barrier is made up of corneocytes (also known as dead skin cells) and a lipid bilayer that holds those cells together. This lipid bilayer works to envelop the corneocytes, keeping water and nutrients inside the skin and harmful bacteria and irritants out. These days, there are a handful of products out there, from sunscreens to face mists, which will claim to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Say Vegetable Oil May Not Be As Healthful As We Thought
The American Heart Association, U.S. Dietary Guidelines and most doctors and nutritionists say that if you eat more "healthy fats" from vegetable and seed oils and less "bad fats" from red meat and dairy products, you're on your way to better cardiovascular health.  It turns out that may not be supported by the highest standards of scientific evidence. A new analysis of never-before-published trial data from the 1960s and '70s pokes holes at the notion that we can stave off heart attack and stroke by eating more polyunsaturated fat (the "healthy" kind). Instead, it suggests that some...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study argues ditching butter for veg oil won't prevent heart disease
Conclusion This re-evaluation of some of the data from an old RCT has found that both diets reduced cholesterol levels, though the effect was greater for the diet with vegetable oil. In both groups, lower cholesterol levels were associated with an increased risk of death for people aged 65 or over. It is not clear that this was due to the diet, as it occurred in both groups, and as this was just based on 149 deaths over a relatively short follow-up period, this limits the reliability of the findings. Cholesterol levels can reduce due to illness, and there was a lack of information about what other illnesses any of the par...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news

High serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes
High serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The study found that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations were associated with a 46% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes during the follow-up. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Organic milk 'is healthier' than conventional milk, study says
ConclusionThe arguments over whether organically-produced food is better for human health are unlikely to be resolved by this study. While the researchers have shown that some potentially beneficial fats are higher in organic milk than conventional milk, we don't know how much of an effect this would have on people's health. Omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linoleic acid have been associated with improvements in heart health, though causation has yet to be established. Indeed, the latest guidance from NICE does not recommend supplements of omega-3 for prevention of heart attacks, although it acknowledges that taking them does...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

The “organic” Way to Younger Skin
What do you think when you hear about stem cells? Perhaps you think they are “experimental” or you’re concerned about what you’ve read or heard in the news media about stem cells from embryos. But there is a better way to view this therapy. Stem cells are part of your body and its own natural healing mechanism. In my view, they are probably the ultimate natural healer. We began offering stem cell treatments last month at the Sears Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine — and the results have been just amazing. I now use stem cells right across the anti-aging medical spectrum — from cosmetic pr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 19, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging anti-aging treatment fat transfer linoleic fats omega 3 omega diet organic skin stem cells Source Type: news

A Nutty Approach To Beating Cancer
Are you getting enough omega 3 essential fatty acids? Probably not … but you should be. Most people don’t know that omega 3s are necessary for almost every part of your body to function properly – Including your heart, lungs, nerves, joints, eyes and brain. And as I’ve told my patients for years, omega 3s are also effective at keeping cancer away. That’s not something you’ll ever hear from your doctor. But while your body desperately needs these essential omega 3 fatty acids, it can’t produce them by itself. That’s why it’s critical to add omega 3s to your diet. But no...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Cancer nutrients omega-3s Source Type: news

4 Easy Ways To Beat Aging
I’ve been hearing it nearly all of my life: Save your money for your “old age.” I’m sure that well-meaning friends and relatives have been telling you the same thing for years, too. But more than 2,100 years ago, the Roman philosopher Virgil hit the nail on the head when he said: “The greatest wealth is health.” And these aren’t just fancy words of philosophical wisdom. They are very good practical advice. You should be saving something much more important than money – no matter what your age. I’m talking about saving your telomeres, those tiny “countdown clocks&r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging DNA telomerase telomeres Source Type: news

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

Human genetic research uncovers how omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol
Research based on the genetic information from over 100,000 individuals of European ancestry has uncovered a gene that affects blood cholesterol levels through the generation of a compound from omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, called lipoxins. The new study also provides additional evidence that aspirin assists in preventing heart attacks by promoting lipoxin production. These insights could change the way doctors care for patients at increased risk for heart disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Omega-3s boost brain health by improving neuron cell membrane functionality
(NaturalNews) Most Americans have an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid imbalance due to the prevalence of unsaturated omega-6 fatty acids from polyunsaturated processed oils in processed foods.It should minimally be three to one omega-6 to omega-3, while one to one is considered ideal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduce inflammation with the ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids
(NaturalNews) Chronic inflammation at the cellular and systemic level is the major underlying factor in all chronic disease. Fatty acids make up the cell membrane and have an intimate role in the hormonal responses throughout the body. The ideal ratio of essential omega-6 to omega... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Antioxidants can protect against omega 6 damage -- or promote it
Given omega 6 fatty acid's reputation for promoting cancer -- at least in animal studies -- researchers are examining the role that antioxidants play in blocking the harmful effects of this culprit, found in many cooking oils. After all, antioxidants are supposed to prevent DNA damage. But employing antioxidants could backfire, say researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antioxidants can protect against omega 6 damage -- or promote it
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Given omega 6 fatty acid's reputation for promoting cancer -- at least in animal studies -- researchers are examining the role that antioxidants play in blocking the harmful effects of this culprit, found in many cooking oils. After all, antioxidants are supposed to prevent DNA damage. But employing antioxidants could backfire, say researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 4, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Saturated fats and heart disease link 'unproven'
ConclusionIn contrast to current recommendations, this systematic review found no evidence that saturated fat increases the risk of coronary disease, or that polyunsaturated fats have a cardioprotective effect.Similarly, there was no significant association between the levels of total omega-3 or omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and coronary disease. This lack of association was seen in both cohort studies, which looked at dietary intake or circulating levels the in blood, and in randomised controlled trials that had looked at the effect of supplementation. There was also no significant association between total saturate...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news

More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk
The research was met with a mixed reaction, as there is disagreement among scientists about whether omega-6 fatty acids are harmful.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By KENNETH CHANG Tags: organic foods omega-3 fatty acids milk omega-6 fatty acids Source Type: news

You are what you eat: Low-fat diet changes prostate cancer tissue
This study is a follow-up to a 2011 study by Aronson and his team that found that compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet, a low-fat diet with fish oil supplements eaten for four to six weeks prior to prostate removal slowed the growth of cancer cells in human prostate cancer tissue.   That short-term study also found that the men on the low-fat fish oil diet were able to change the composition of their cell membranes in both the healthy cells and the cancer cells in the prostate. They had increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and decreased levels of the more pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty aci...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 18, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news