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Abdominal fat accumulation prevented by unsaturated fat

Posted February 25, 2014

New research shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat. This is the first study on humans to show that the fat composition of food not only influences cholesterol levels in the blood and the risk of cardiovascular disease but also determines where the fat will be stored in the body. Gaining weight on excess calories from polyunsaturated fat appears to cause more gain in muscle mass, and less body fat than overeating a similar amount of saturated fat.

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Study: Omega 3 PUFAs May Protect Against Brain Abnormalities

Posted October 18, 2013

According to a new study, high long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in blood may lower the risk of small brain infarcts and other brain abnormalities in the elderly. The study was published in Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Platelet Function in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Posted February 3, 2013

In a study involving 40 healthy subjects and 16 patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, supplementation with 640 mg omega-3 fatty acids (520 mg DHA and 120 mg EPA) for a period of 4 weeks was found to reduce ADP-induced and adrenaline-induced platelet aggregation, as well P-selectin expression on platelets and platelet-monocyte aggregates after activation with ADP 0.5 microM.

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Effects of supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on cognitive performance and cardiometabolic risk markers in healthy 51 to 72 years old subjects: a randomized controlled cross-over study

Posted November 23, 2012

The objective was to evaluate the effects of five weeks intake of long chain n-3 PUFA on cognitive performance in healthy individuals, and to exploit the possible relation between outcomes in cognitive tests to cardiometabolic risk parameters.

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Easing Postpartum Depression and Baby Blues with Reflexology

Posted April 30, 2012

More than half of new mothers experience a change in their mood after childbirth, for some it can happen shortly after baby arrives, while others may not feel the effects until their baby is a year old. Symptoms can range from irritability and tearfulness to obsessive-compulsive behavior and even bipolar and manic episodes. Mild cases of the ‘baby blues’ are often eased with a combination of self-care and a short series of reflexology treatments.

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