Category Archives: Omega 3

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Mechanisms of Brain Protection

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have therapeutic effects in animals and humans. This effect is most pronounced where an omega-3 fatty acid deficiency exists. Omega-3 fatty acids have a number of effects on brain chemistry, but the exact … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids And Depression

Increasingly, omega-3 fatty acids are being seen as pivotal to mental health. Omega-3 fatty acids are of interest nutritionally because evidence shows that dietary intakes of these fats are falling, and this has lead to a serious imbalance between the … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fats: Alpha Linolenic Acid Versus Eicosapentaenoic Acid

There are two essential fatty acids in human nutrition. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) is the essential fat the belongs to the omega-3 family of fatty acids, and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) is the essential fat that belongs … Continue reading

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Essential Fatty Acids Protect From Insulin Resistance

One of the main problems with the Western diet is that it lacks a source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Studies show that fish oils provide a large range of health effects to Westerners consuming a typical Western diet and … 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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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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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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Fish Oils in Mice: A Clue As To Their Cardioprotective Effects?

Animals models are useful in nutrition because they allow researchers to investigate detailed molecular mechanisms surrounding the effects of particular nutrients. For example, the complex molecular pathways involved in the inflammatory process have been unravelled by the use of animal … Continue reading

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How To Make Omega 6 Oil

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