Category Archives: Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Fish Oils Reduce Blood Pressure

Fish oils are the oils of cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and trout. Fish oils, both in supplemental form and from fish, may have a number of cardiovascular benefits. In particular, fish oils supply eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids: Cardiovascular Risk

Omega-3 long chain fatty acids are deficient in the diets of Westerners. These fats feed into a pathway that allows production of a number of cell regulatory molecules, including eicosanoids and docosanoids, which play an important role at modulating inflammation. … 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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Fish oils: How Much Should you Take?

Fish oils show a number of health benefits in humans including a beneficial cardioprotective effect. These benefits centre on the ability of the long chain fatty acids in fish to reduce inflammation. As inflammation is a driver of oxidative stress, … Continue reading

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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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