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2013-02-23 23:01:06

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that levels of linoleic acid, a heart-healthy fatty acid, decrease with age. Low levels of linoleic acid can be a risk factor for heart disease. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and...

Animal Fats Are Better For You Than Vegetable Fats
2013-02-06 15:38:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bacon grease– or lard– was once a mainstay in old-fashioned, country kitchens. While there are those purists out there who insist on using it to bake their biscuits or cook their beans, many who are looking to clean up their diet have been switching to vegetable fats. In fact, it´s long been believed that replacing these animal fats is a heart healthier option. The American Heart Association (AHA), for example,...

Fish Oil Benefits Supported In New Study
2012-11-29 11:43:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from Oregon State University (OSU) recently jumped into the debate on the benefits of fish oil, examining various studies on the substance and explaining why there are so many conflicting results and differing claims. The findings were recently published in the Journal of Lipid Research. After a thorough review, the team of investigators concluded that dietary omega-3 fatty acid and fish...

2012-09-12 11:00:12

In a study that included nearly 70,000 patients, supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was not associated with a lower risk of all-cause death, cardiac death, sudden death, heart attack, or stroke, according to an analysis of previous studies published in the September 12 issue of JAMA. "Treatment with marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for the prevention of major cardiovascular adverse outcomes has been supported by a number of randomized...

Omega 3s in Fish Oils May Not Prevent Heart Disease
2012-09-12 10:20:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Contrary to widespread medical opinion, a new study indicates that taking fish oil supplements that contain omega-3 fatty acids may not actually help to prevent death, heart attacks or strokes. The study´s findings were recently published in The Journal of the Medical Association. The researchers looked at 20 clinical trials that took place between 1989 and 2012 and included 68,680 individuals who participated in the...


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