Category Archives: Docosanoids

Docosahexaenoic Acid Improves Cognition

A number of fatty acids from the omega 3 family are essential to health. Deficiencies of these fatty acids can lead to a number of clinically relevant symptoms including inflammation and cognitive decline. Generally the Western diet is deficient in … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fats Against Depression?

Omega 3 fats are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that have their first double bond 3 carbon atoms away from their methyl end. This group of fats includes the important essential dietary fat alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) … Continue reading

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Fish and Their Oils: Associated With Cognitive Protection

Fish oils are a source of the long chain fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)). These oils are important in human health because they can feed into the essential fatty acid pathways and … Continue reading

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Docosahexaenoic Acid Synthesis Rates

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) is a metabolite of the essential fatty acids alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)), and can be synthesised in mammals, including humans. Most human are able to synthesise small amounts of DHA from dietary ALA, … Continue reading

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Novel Metabolites of Fish Oils

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How Does Eicosapentaenoic Acid Decrease Body Fat?

Evidence suggests that fish oils are beneficial to the health. One of the effects of fish oil consumption appears to be a decrease in systemic inflammation. This may explain the weight loss effects of fish oils as inflammation is associated … Continue reading

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Dietary Docosahexaenoic Acid Passes to Mother’s Milk

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) is an omega-3 fatty acid that feeds into the omega-3 essential fatty acid pathway. Although not an essential fatty acid itself, as it can be synthesised from alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)), DHA is … Continue reading

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Long Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Krill Oil

Fish oils are a good source of the long chain fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)). These fatty acids feed into the omega-3 fatty acid pathway where they provide substrates for the production … Continue reading

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Supercharge Your Brain: Fish

Many studies have observed that those who regularly eat fish are not only generally healthier, but they also display superior cognition. The reason for the health effects of fish on the brain is likely for two main reasons. Firstly, fish … Continue reading

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Algal DHA Versus Fish DHA and EPA

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