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7 Reasons to Boost Your Omega-3 Intake Immediately

Posted January 30, 2014

Excitement about omega-3 fatty acids all started 50 years ago when Danish scientists pondered why the natives of Greenland had a very low rate of heart attacks despite their consumption of a high-fat diet of whale and seal meat. After testing blood samples of the residents, researchers discovered chemicals that were heretofore unknown – omega-3 fats. Since that time, the research community has studied these fatty acids extensively, and has found an impressive list of health benefits associated with them.

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Higher Blood Levels of Omega-3 Fats Lowers Risk of Death by One-Third

Posted September 17, 2013

Health researchers have known for some time that eating fish regularly provides health benefits that help protect against cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall mortality.

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Omega Oils Protect The Heart From Mental Stress

Posted May 24, 2013

The American Heart Association recommends that people eat at least two servings of fish every week. The omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are thought to have very good properties that can help prevent cardiovascular disease.

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New process converts omega-3 oils into powders

Posted March 24, 2013

Dynamic Extractions and Formulations (DEF) claims a new process that converts omega-3 and other oils into stabilised fine powders improves the nutritional value and shelf life of the product.

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Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acids Ratio and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted March 18, 2013

In a systematic review of studies which included the results from 14 human studies (7 prospective, 3 cross-sectional, 1 controlled, 3 case-control) and 13 animal studies, found that dietary omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio was found to affect brain composition, Alzheimer’s disease pathology, and behavior (as according to animal studies), and revealed an association between the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, cognitive decline, and incidence of dementia.

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Roundworms Reveal Health Benefits Of Omega Fatty Acids

Posted February 25, 2013

New research in roundworms suggests that omega-6 fatty acids may trigger the body’s natural way of recycling of faulty or worn-out cell components, a process thought to be linked to human health and longevity and whose absence may be involved in a number of diseases.

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A Look at Omega-3, Omega-6, and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

Posted December 10, 2012

You’ve probably heard about omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, and their relative importance in your diet, and thus to your health. Let’s first demystify these terms.

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Omega-3, -6 combination shows promise for inattention and cooperation in ADHD kids

Posted July 27, 2012

A combined supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve measures of inattention, impulsiveness, and cooperation in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests new data.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Protein Supplementation Provided During Dialysis Improve Lipid Levels and Reduce Inflammation

Posted May 10, 2012

Supplementation with an omega-3 fatty acids based supplement along with protein, received directly following dialysis, was found to have beneficial effects on the lipid profile, and inflammation levels in a study involving 63 patients with serum albumin ≤ 3.9 g/dL, over a 6 month period.

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5 Antioxidants You Need for Optimal Health

Posted April 30, 2012

Although there are hundreds of naturally occurring antioxidants, five in particular work together in a unique relationship to support and strengthen the entire antioxidant system. These antioxidants, called network antioxidants, include lipoic acid, vitamins C and E, CoQ10 and glutathione. Before going into more detail about each of these antioxidants, we first need to understand the role antioxidants play in keeping our bodies healthy.

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