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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…

Fish Oil Supplements Can Lower Your Blood Sugar Levels and Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

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A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that fish oil is able to significantly increase the hormone that is responsible for lowering the risk of diabetes. Jason Wu, PhD and the lead in the study was able to conclude that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements are able…

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…

Want to Make Your Kids Smarter? Give ‘Em Fish Oil!

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According to a meta-analysis published in “Perspectives on Psychological Science,” parents can improve their young children’s IQ levels by supplementing their diet with fish oils that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids1. A meta-analysis is a method of research that combines the results from different studies with the aim of identifying patterns in the common…

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…

Improve Your Vision with Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Omega-3

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One of the many inevitable changes faced by maturing baby boomers is deteriorating eyesight. Age-related macular degeneration, AMD, is a major cause of visual impairment among this population. In the United States, AMD affects an estimated 9 million adults over the age of 40. It occurs when a part of the retina, called the macula,…

9 Benefits Omega-3 Supplements Could Have for Your Body and Mind

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You might be wondering what the omega-3 hype is all about. Nowadays it seems like every health magazine is recommending omega-3, and the pharmacy section of every major grocery store has a wide selection of fish oil supplements. Last week I even came across omega-3 supplements for dogs. So in case you are wondering what…

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…

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…

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…

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