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Do Men Need Different Omega-3s than Women?

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Do Men Need Different Omega-3s than Women?

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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…

DHA Supplementation During Infancy Improves Performance in Early School Years

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DHA Supplementation During Infancy Improves Performance in Early School Years

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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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Can Supplementation with DHA Omega-3 Boost Your Memory?

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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 Lower Blood Sugar, Reduce Risk of Diabetes

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Fish Oil Supplements Lower Blood Sugar, Reduce Risk of Diabetes

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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…

Want to Make Your Kids Smarter? Give Them Fish Oil!

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Want to Make Your Kids Smarter? Give Them Fish Oil!

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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…

Improve Your Vision with Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Omega-3

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Improve Your Vision with Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Omega-3

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits, Other Nutrients

One of the many inevitable changes we face as we age is deteriorating eyesight. Age-related macular degeneration, AMD, is a major cause of visual impairment. 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, becomes damaged and causes…

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

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

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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…

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

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

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

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…