Category Archives: Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Treating Inflammation with Nutrition

Inflammation is a necessary physiological reaction by the tissues of animals to damage, infection and invasion by pathogens. This process is highly complex, but is designed to provide defence to tissues by supplying immunological components and physical barriers to possible … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fats and Cancer Risk

Omega 3 fats are a group of polyunsaturated fats defined chemically by their structure. In this regard they have their first double bond 3 carbons from their terminal methyl end. Nutritionally the omega 3 fats are important because the group … Continue reading

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Long Chain Fats Regulate Inflammation

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Novel Metabolites of Fish Oils

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The Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio: Cardioprotection

Humans require two fatty acids to be present in their diet. These fatty acids, alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) belong to the omega-3 and omega-6 family of polyunsaturated fatty acids, respectively. A daily … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Nutrients and Periodontal Disease

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Fish Oils And Insulin Resistance

Cold water fish require adaptive mechanisms to cope with living in often icy cold water. Saturated and short chain lipids in their bodies would become solid at these temperatures and so they instead use longer polyunsaturated lipids. Theses are colloquially … Continue reading

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Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (DHA and EPA)

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Fish Oils, Insulin Sensitivity and Muscle Mass

Insulin sensitivity refers to the ability of cells to respond to the hormone insulin. Cells possess insulin receptors on their cell membranes and these receptors bind insulin that circulates in the blood following release from the pancreas. Once activated by … Continue reading

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Dietary Fats That Regulate Inflammation

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