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2012-04-12 21:11:19

About 300 000 years ago humans adapted genetically to be able to produce larger amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. This adaptation may have been crucial to the development of the unique brain capacity in modern humans. In today's life situation, this genetic adaptation contributes instead to a higher risk of developing disorders like cardiovascular disease. The human nervous system and brain contain large amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and these are essential for the...

2009-02-06 20:54:31

U.S. researchers found that a diet rich in fish oils can prevent the accumulation of fat in the aorta, the main artery leaving the heart. Columbia University Medical Center researchers said that eating tuna, sardines, salmon and other so-called cold water fish appears to protect people against clogged arteries. The researchers team led by Dr. Richard J. Deckelbaum said that omega-3 fatty acids can also lower triglycerides, a type of fat often found in the bloodstream. The study was conducted...

2006-08-07 16:59:08

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study shows that eating one meal high in saturated fat can impair the ability of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), the "good" cholesterol, to ward off inflammation of the blood vessels, which is thought to be a key event in vascular disease. It can also impair the ability of blood vessels to react normally to stress. By contrast, consumption of a meal high in polyunsaturated fat "does not perturb these measures of vascular health," Dr. David S....

2006-07-13 11:35:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to some past studies, new research suggests that intake of fatty acids found in fish may help prevent age-related maculopathy, a deterioration of the eye's retina that can lead to blindness. Several studies in recent years have found a link between high fat intake -- from any source -- and a higher risk of age-related maculopathy (ARM), the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly. The findings are puzzling because unsaturated fats from...

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