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The New Must-Have Addition To Your Anti-Cancer Regimen

Posted February 19, 2014

Many people would be amazed to know the extent to which a host of natural nutrients that have been scientifically validated to prevent, treat and halt the metastatic spread of some of the most invasive cancers. But one nutrient just gave the scientific community a surprise.

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Infusion of DHA Protects Against Myocardial Infarction

Posted February 18, 2014

In a study involving isolated hearts, perfusion with DHA both before and before/after induction of ischemia reperfusion was found to significantly diminish cardiac damage and afford antioxidant protection.

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More Benefits Emerging for One Type of Omega-3 Fatty Acid: DHA

Posted January 24, 2014

A study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease.

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Clinical Effects of Diet Supplementation with DHA in Pediatric Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Posted October 6, 2013

In a study involving pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis, supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, for a period of 6 months, was found to be associated with improvements in clinical condition of patients, as well as reductions in pulmonary and intestinal inflammation. One g/10 kg/d was adminstered for the first month, followed by 250 mg/10 kg/d for the following 5 months.

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EPA and DHA May Prevent Increases in Oxidative Stress in Type 2 Diabetics

Posted October 4, 2013

In a randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 60 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in which patients received supplementation with ~ 1 g/d EPA, or ~1 g/d DHA, or canola oil (as placebo) for a period of 12 weeks, results found that supplementation with either EPA or DHA prevented increasing oxidative stress levels, without changing markers of inflammation.

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Link between DHA-enriched formula in infancy and positive cognitive outcomes in childhood

Posted August 14, 2013

University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of intelligence conducted between the ages of three to six years.

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Are These the Two Best Nutrients For Brain Health?

Posted July 25, 2013

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry just may quiet some of the anxiety we all face about growing older. According to the researchers, taking a supplement combination of resveratrol, a naturally occurring antioxidant compound found in red wine, and DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid prominent throughout the brain, may reduce the hippocampal inflammation associated with neurodegenerative conditions such as age-associated memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Uncovering a Healthier Remedy for Chronic Pain

Posted July 20, 2013

Physicians and patients who are wary of addiction to pain medication and opioids may soon have a healthier and more natural alternative. A Duke University study revealed that a derivative of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a main ingredient of over-the-counter fish oil supplements, can sooth and prevent neuropathic pain caused by injuries to the sensory system. The results appear online in the Annals of Neurology.

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DHA May Aid Children’s Reading Ability, Memory

Posted July 11, 2013

Higher blood levels of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are linked to an increased reading ability and memory performance in children, according to a new study published in the PLOS ONE journal.

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Research: Fish Oil DHA Causes Macrophages To ‘Turn Off’ Inflammation

Posted July 3, 2013

Chronic inflammation is a major factor in a wide range of problems from arthritis to cardiovascular disease, and DHA (found in fish oil) is known to temper this problem. A new research report appearing in the July 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal, helps explain why DHA is important in reducing inflammation, and provides an important lead to finding new drugs that will help bring people back to optimal health.

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