Category Archives: Fish Oils

Are Fish Oil Supplements Beneficial During Pregnancy?

Many aspects of nutrition are described as controversial. In scientific parlance, this means that evidence is divided and could be used to support a number of different and opposing conclusions regarding a particular aspect of nutritional science. Such controversy is … 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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How Much Fish Oil For Cardioprotection

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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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Fish For Vitamin D: Close But No Cigar?

It is well known that fish is a source of vitamin D. In particular, fish oils contain vitamin D and when fish are consumed this vitamin D is absorbed and converted to the bioactive form of vitamin D, hydroxyvitamin D. … Continue reading

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Three Nutrients That Fight Joint Pain

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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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B Vitamin and Fish Oils: Brain Protection?

It is often assumed that cognitive decline is a normal part of ageing, and to some extent this is true. However, the decline if often exaggerated considerably by poor diet and Western lifestyle habits. Evidence from populations that eat high … Continue reading

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