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Why Do You Need More Omega-3 and Less Omega-6 in Your Diet

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Omega-3 and omega-6 are terms that seem to be thrown around constantly in health magazines and websites these days. You might be wondering what they mean to you, and what you need to know in order to ensure that your intake of these substances will give you the health benefits you desire. What is the…

Fish Oil May Prevent Long-Term Disability in Newborns After a Stroke

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Ischemic stroke, with an incidence of 1 in 2,300 or 5,000 births, is a not-uncommon complication of birth in newborns born at or near full-term. Long-term neurological disabilities result in 20% to 60% of cases. These may include cerebral palsy, cognitive or behavioral disorders and seizures1. Dr Nicholas Bazan and colleagues at Louisiana State University…

DHA from Algae: A Great Source of Omega-3 for Vegetarians and Vegans

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There are many types of omega-3 fatty acids, but experts agree that Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most important of them all. DHA plays a critical role for the proper development and function of the human brain. So critical, in fact, that NASA scientists searched high and low for a nutrient-rich source of DHA to…

Babies Nourished with Omega-3 Enriched Formula Have Better Eyesight

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There is nothing more precious than those moments when your baby looks into your eyes and smiles. At that point you know that you would do anything to give her the best chance in life that she can possibly have. Supplementing her food with omega-3 fatty acids early on may just be one of the…

DHA Supplementation During Infancy Improves Performance in Early School Years

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The importance of omega-3 fatty acids in brain development and in healthy brain function is well recognized1. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), a major lipid found in the brain, is essential for healthy brain function. Low brain DHA in animals leads to impaired learning and behaviour. In human infants, DHA is essential for development of vision and…

Fish Oil or Krill Oil: What’s the Better Source of Omega-3?

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Omega-3 fatty acids are found in algae, plants, krill, squid, and fish. For many years, oil from cold water fish, such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, and sardines, has been the standard source of omega-3 found in supplements. Recently krill oil has gained popularity in the media with krill oil vendors claiming that their oil is…

Omega-3 Supplements Boost Brain Function

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When you reach middle age, you might notice that it is difficult to remember people’s names or to find your car keys. These symptoms of mild cognitive impairment commonly develop because of the aging process that occurs at the cellular level. As you age, the ends of your chromosomes, called telomeres, shorten and when they…

Do Men Need Different Omega-3s than Women?

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As if getting the right ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 ratio fatty acids wasn’t confusing enough for most of us, a team of researchers in Newcastle, Australia1, are now telling us that women should be taking a different form of omega-3 from men. It’s enough to make you long for the days when we were…

Diet Rich in Omega-3 Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer by 33%

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Scientists in Canada have just reported unequivocal experimental evidence that omega-3 can fight breast cancer. Dr David Ma and his colleagues at the University of Guelph in Ontario1 conducted an experiment involving laboratory mice. A group of the mice were fed omega-3s in the diet. These mice displayed a 33% reduction in the number of…

Can Supplementation with DHA Omega-3 Boost Your Memory?

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Docosahexanoic Acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid and a key structural component of the human cerebral cortex. It is present at high concentrations in the brain at specialized junctions between nerve cells where neural transmission takes place. The adult human brain contains up to 500 trillion of these junctions, which makes DHA pretty important…

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