Archive For August, 2014

New Study Confirms the Beneficial Role of Omega-6 Fatty Acids in Heart Disease

29 Aug 2014 | Under Heart Health, News, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

There has been considerable controversy about the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid – it’s an essential fatty acid for the human diet, to be sure, but do we eat too much? Is the proposed excess causing chronic inflammation with its attendant long term consequences of heart attacks, strokes, and maybe even dementia? A recent editorial […]

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Could Increasing Your Omega-3 Index be the Next Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS?

22 Aug 2014 | Under Mental Health, News, Omega-3 Index, Research | Posted by | 0 Comments

There has been a recent flurry of stories of celebs and past Presidents getting soaked with a bucket of ice water to raise money for “ALS” research. ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” after the famed Yankee hitter from the 1930s whose career came to an abrupt […]

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Two New Findings About Omega-3 and Brain Health

Two New Findings About Omega-3 and Brain Health A recent report from the Huntington Medical Research Institute in Southern California indicated that patients with Alzheimer’s Disease have lower levels of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acid DHA in their cerebrospinal fluid (the liquid that bathes the brain) compared to healthy subjects. This is consistent with the […]

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