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2013-12-23 12:23:55

DENVER, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent research shows that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely EPA and DHA, lower triglycerides in people treated with statins, reduce risk of depressive symptoms in women and improve executive functions in healthy, older adults. These and other findings are summarized in the December 2013 PUFA Newsletter for health professionals. Elevated triglycerides (blood fats) are associated with higher risks of cardiovascular...

2013-11-26 23:30:48

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish have shown many health benefits for arthritis, cardiovascular disease, strokes and many other health problems. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP reviews recent research regarding how omega-3s can also lower the incidence of some cancers. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Breast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, responsible for 23% of all cancer cases and 14% of all cancer deaths in 2008. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath...

2013-11-19 23:29:48

Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP discusses recent research demonstrating the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil on heart disease, cancer, and strokes. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The American Heart Association states that heart disease, cancer, and strokes are the three leading causes of death in the United States. Recent research reports reveal that these three diseases can be reduced by consuming omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil reports Sturgeon Bay,...

Vegetable Oils Labeled As 'Healthy' Could Increase Heart Disease Risk
2013-11-12 05:32:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveals that some vegetable oils that claim to be healthy might actually increase the risk of heart disease. Due to the results, the research team is now calling for Health Canada to reconsider cholesterol-lowering claims on food labeling based on their findings. It has become common practice to replace saturated animal fats with polyunsaturated vegetable oils because...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids - When Too Much Is Too Bad
2013-10-29 05:10:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has been previously associated with positive health effects, new research the journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids suggests that excessive amounts of the substances could have negative consequences. Previous research has linked omega-3s with a reduced risk of cardiovascular death and other cardiovascular disease outcomes, and WebMD reports that there is...

2013-10-25 23:24:28

The European Union funded campaign Flavor Your Life details the nutritional value of olive oil and how it promotes overall health. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Flavor Your Life, a European Union funded campaign dedicated to providing the latest olive oil industry news, shares some of the health benefits of olive oil and why it should be incorporated into your diet. Extra virgin olive oil is the only fat that comes from being pressed from a fruit. The monounsaturated fats found in...

2013-08-28 08:27:07

DENVER, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely DHA and EPA, have been linked to a 35 percent lower risk of cardiovascular death in older adults and may also benefit people of all ages, according to recent scientific research. This includes helping reduce brain damage in infants after stroke, increase math scores in teenagers and boost memory in young adults. These and other findings are summarized in the August 2013 PUFA Newsletter...

2013-08-13 11:09:42

University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months scored significantly better than a control group on several measures of intelligence conducted between the ages of three to six years. Specifically, the children showed accelerated development on detailed tasks involving pattern discrimination, rule-learning and inhibition between the ages of three to five years of age as well as...

2013-07-11 11:08:49

High polyunsaturated fat levels in cord blood raise risk of respiratory, skin allergies Children with high proportions of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in cord blood at birth are more likely to develop respiratory and skin allergies in their early teens, according to research published July 10 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Malin Barman and colleagues from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The researchers followed nearly 800 children born in 1996-97 for...

2013-07-10 08:27:26

University of Oxford Observational Study Suggests School-Aged Children Should Increase Daily Intake of Omega-3s COLUMBIA, Md., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher blood levels of long-chain omega-3s, and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular, were associated with better reading and working memory performance, according to a new observational study conducted at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Lead researchers indicated that an increased dietary intake of omega-3s...