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  • High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack

    08/01/2016 5:35:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | James Bernstein
    Heart attack patients who took high doses of fish oil supplements for six months showed improved heart function and less scarring, researchers report. It is not yet precisely known how the large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in these supplements might have helped the healing process, but the results are encouraging, said study senior author Dr. Raymond Kwong. He is director of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In his study, 360 heart attack survivors were followed for six months. Half of them were given 4 grams of omega-3 fatty acid supplements daily for six...
  • Inuit Study Adds Twist to Omega-3 Fatty Acids’ Health Story

    09/18/2015 5:31:08 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 24 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | SEPT. 17, 2015 | Carl Zimmer
    Today, at least 10 percent of Americans regularly take fish oil supplements. But recent trials have failed to confirm that the pills prevent heart attacks or stroke. And now the story has an intriguing new twist. A study published on Thursday in the journal Science reported that the ancestors of the Inuit evolved unique genetic adaptations for metabolizing omega-3s and other fatty acids. Those gene variants had drastic effects on Inuit’s bodies, reducing their heights and weights.
  • Omega-3 fish oil ‘does not boost elderly brains’

    08/26/2015 9:00:49 AM PDT · by Signalman · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/25/2015 | The Telegraph
    Millions of older people are wasting their time and money taking fish oils supplements to boost brain power after a study showed they do not slow mental decline. Scientists who monitored the progress of 4,000 people over five years found no evidence that omega-3 capsules kept them any sharper witted as they aged. Other studies have associated regular fish consumption with lower rates of the eye condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD), heart disease, and dementia, as well as larger brain volumes. So it has been widely assumed that the omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish are behind the health boost....
  • Omega-3 may block psychosis years later, study finds

    08/12/2015 5:35:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Medical XPress ^ | 08/11/15
    Omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders long after being consumed, according to a study released Tuesday. Up to seven years after taking omega-3 supplements for 12 weeks, young people at "ultra-high" risk were less likely to have suffered the debilitating condition than a control group given a placebo, reported the study. Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions and hallucinations, including hearing voices and seeing things that do not really exist. It typically emerges during adolescence or early adulthood, either abruptly or gradually. There is no cure. Current treatment focuses...
  • Researchers Find No Significant Health Benefits From Vitamin D Supplements

    01/26/2014 8:37:57 PM PST · by chessplayer · 123 replies
    Healthy people taking vitamin D supplements are unlikely to see any significant impact when it comes to preventing broken bones or cardiovascular conditions, claims new research appearing in the latest edition of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. According to the AFP news agency, the study authors reviewed more than 40 previous trials in order to determine whether or not use of these vitamin supplements achieved a benchmark of reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer or bone fractures by at least 15 percent. “Previous research had seen a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and poor health in these...
  • Omega-3 intake linked to signs of brain aging. [LOW]

    01/23/2014 10:46:48 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 21, 2014 | Shereen Jegtvig
    Older women with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had slightly less brain shrinkage than women with low fatty acid levels in a new study. The results may suggest that omega-3s protect the brain from the loss of volume that happens with normal aging and is seen more severely in people with dementia, the researchers say.
  • Fish oil, Omega-3 causes huge increase in risk of prostate cancer

    07/16/2013 6:41:52 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 96 replies
    (AFP) – US scientists said Wednesday they have confirmed a surprising 2011 study that found a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who consume omega-3 fatty acids, raising new questions about the safety of supplements. The research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reported a 71 percent higher risk for dangerous high-grade prostate cancer among men who ate fatty fish or took fish-oil supplements, which are often touted for their anti-inflammatory properties. A large European study also found the same omega-3 and prostate cancer link.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease...

    09/17/2012 10:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Sep. 11, 2012 | NA
    Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Not Associated With Lower Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events In a study that included nearly 70,000 patients, supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was not associated with a lower risk of all-cause death, cardiac death, sudden death, heart attack, or stroke, according to an analysis of previous studies published in the Sept. 12 issue of JAMA. "Treatment with marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for the prevention of major cardiovascular adverse outcomes has been supported by a number of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and refuted by others. Although their mechanism of action is not clear,...
  • Sugar Makes You Stupid, But Omega-3s Will Smarten You Back Up

    05/19/2012 9:31:29 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 16, 2012 | Alice G. Walton
    Researchers have just reported that among the list of bodily ills that fructose contributes to, it may also "make you dumb." Luckily, eating a diet rich in the healthy omega-3 fatty acids seems to counteract this phenomenon. The rats also had important differences in how their bodies - and brains - were metabolizing sugar and functioning overall. The rats who had eaten diets without omega-3s had higher triglyceride levels as well as higher glucose and insulin levels. In fact the rats seemed to enter a state of insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes), but this too was reversed by the...
  • Omega-3 fatty acids shown to prevent or slow progression of osteoarthritis

    10/17/2011 8:20:01 AM PDT · by decimon · 10 replies
    University of Bristol ^ | October 17, 2011 | Unknown
    New research has shown for the first time that omega-3 in fish oil could "substantially and significantly" reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the University of Bristol study, funded by Arthritis Research UK and published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally develop osteoarthritis, reduced disease by 50 per cent compared to a standard diet. The research is a major step forward in showing that omega-3 fatty acids, either sourced from fish oil or flax oil, may help to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, or even prevent it occurring,...
  • Omega-3s reduce stroke severity

    08/25/2011 8:09:14 AM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies
    Université Laval ^ | August 25, 2011 | Unknown
    Quebec City, August 25, 2011—A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers. The team, co-directed by professors Jasna Kriz and Frédéric Calon, showed that the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25% in mice that consumed DHA type omega-3s daily. Details of the study can be found on the website of the journal Stroke. Researchers observed that the effects of stroke were less severe in mice that had been fed a diet rich in DHA for three months than in mice...
  • A deficiency of dietary omega-3 may explain depressive behaviors

    01/30/2011 10:47:40 AM PST · by decimon · 42 replies
    Neuroscience of nutritionHow maternal essential fatty acid deficiency impact on its progeny is poorly understood. Dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid has been implicated in many disorders. Researchers from Inserm and INRA and their collaborators in Spain collaboration, have studied mice fed on a diet low in omega-3 fatty acid. They discovered that reduced levels of omega-3 had deleterious consequences on synaptic functions and emotional behaviours. Details of this work are available in the online version of the journal Nature neuroscience, which can be accessed at: In industrialized nations, diets have been impoverished in essential fatty acids since the...
  • Mouse Study May Help Explain Fish Oil's Benefits (reduces inflammation may prevent diabetes)

    09/03/2010 7:55:26 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 32 replies
    Business Week ^ | Sept. 3, 2010 | Jenifer Goodwin
    Feeding obese mice omega-3 fatty acids reduced inflammation that can lead to diabetes, a new study finds. By studying fat tissue in the mice consuming fish oil, researchers found omega-3 fatty acids seem to act on a particular receptor on cells, GPR120, which, when activated, blocks inflammatory processes. Chronic inflammation can lead to insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. Therefore, "if we can fix the inflammation part, it's possible that we could prevent insulin resistance or even ameliorate diabetes," Talukdar explained.
  • What You Eat Affects You, Your Kids and Your Grandkids

    04/28/2010 6:19:43 PM PDT · by decimon · 10 replies · 340+ views
    Live Science ^ | Apr 28, 2010 | Robin Nixon
    While cancer victims usually blame themselves - I shouldn't have smoked, should have eaten better, should have exercised - or the cruelty of chance, they may now have a new scapegoat: Grandma. Eating poorly during pregnancy can increase your children's and your grandchildren's risk of cancer, even if they themselves eat healthily, a new study on rats suggests. The risk associated with high-fat diets, especially those high in omega-6 fatty acids, "can be passed from one generation to another without any further exposure," said lead researcher Sonia de Assis of Georgetown University. > This should not imply that fat causes...
  • The cult of omega-3

    03/01/2010 4:36:49 PM PST · by decimon · 47 replies · 1,206+ views
    BBC ^ | Mar 1, 2010 | Brendan O'Neill
    Hardly a week goes by without a new health claim being made of eating oily fish. But is it really as magical as we are told?If there were a top 40 of good foods, a chart rundown of the right things to eat, then anything containing omega-3 fatty acids would have been number one for years. They even have their own international awareness day, which takes place this Wednesday. Omega-3 is the name given to a family of unsaturated fatty acids found mainly in oily fish, such as salmon, herring, sardines and anchovies, and also in eggs, meat, milk and...
  • Fish oil supplements 'beat psychotic mental illness'

    02/02/2010 12:32:31 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,039+ views
    bbc ^ | 2 February 2010
    Taking a daily fish oil capsule can stave off mental illness in those at highest risk, trial findings suggest. A three-month course of the supplement appeared to be as effective as drugs, cutting the rate of psychotic illness like schizophrenia by a quarter. The researchers believe it is the omega-3 in fish oil - already hailed for promoting healthy hearts - that has beneficial effects in the brain. A "natural" remedy would be welcomed, Archives of General Psychiatry says. "The finding that treatment with a natural substance may prevent, or at least delay, the onset of psychotic disorder gives hope...
  • Health drink ready to flow (Water with Omega 3)

    10/04/2009 7:10:11 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 52 replies · 2,768+ views
    PITTSTON TWP. – A group of inventors from China has found a way to take water, the nation’s top-selling bottled drink, and infuse it with omega-3 fatty acids, the second-best-selling supplement. And Nature’s Way Pure Water Systems Inc., the Pittston-area bottler, will be the only source in the U.S. of the revolutionary product for years to come. The product is going into limited-batch testing in December, followed by full production in January. “Omega-3, next to multivitamins, that’s the No. 2 item that’s sold in health stores throughout the country … but it’s never been in water because (the industry) never...
  • Omega-3 fatty acids appear to impact AMD progression

    06/18/2009 3:01:23 PM PDT · by decimon · 23 replies · 704+ views
    Tufts University, Health Sciences ^ | Jun 18, 2009 | Unknown
    BOSTON (June 18, 2009) - Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as tuna and salmon may protect against progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but the benefits appear to depend on the stage of disease and whether certain supplements are taken, report researchers at the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research (LNVR), Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. The researchers calculated intakes of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from dietary questionnaires administered to 2,924 men and women, aged 55 to 80 years, participating in an eight-year supplement trial, the...
  • Oily fish 'can halt eye disease'

    06/09/2009 5:50:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 998+ views
    bbc ^ | 8 June 2009
    People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should eat oily fish at least twice a week to keep their eye disease at bay, say scientists. Omega-3 fatty acids found in abundance in fish like mackerel and salmon appear to slow or even halt the progress of both early and late stage disease. The researchers base their findings on almost 3,000 people taking part in a trial of vitamins and supplements. The findings are published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
  • Researchers Say Popular Fish Contains Potentially Dangerous Fatty Acid Combination (Tilapia)

    07/08/2008 5:47:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies · 808+ views ^ | 08 July 2008 | Staff
    Farm-raised tilapia, one of the most highly consumed fish in America, has very low levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and, perhaps worse, very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids. The combination could be potentially dangerous for some patients with heart disease, arthritis, asthma and other allergic and auto-immune diseases that are particularly vulnerable to an “exaggerated inflammatory response.” Newswise — Farm-raised tilapia, one of the most highly consumed fish in America, has very low levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and, perhaps worse, very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, according to new research from Wake Forest University School...
  • Eating Fish And Foods With Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked To Lower Risk Of Age-related Eye Disease

    06/11/2008 2:49:44 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 160+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-11-2008 | JAMA and Archives Journals.
    Eating Fish And Foods With Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked To Lower Risk Of Age-related Eye Disease"Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss among elderly people," they write as background information in the article. New treatments for AMD are potentially risky and treat only certain forms of the disease. "Thus, primary prevention of AMD by modifying risk factors (e.g., cigarette smoking) remains an important public health strategy." Elaine W-T. Chong, M.B.B.S., of the University of Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of studies published before May 2007 evaluating the fish consumption and overall omega-3...
  • Omega-3 Intake During Last Months Of Pregnancy Boosts An Infant's Cognitive And Motor Development

    04/11/2008 3:11:11 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 140+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-11-2008 | Université Laval
    Omega-3 Intake During Last Months Of Pregnancy Boosts An Infant's Cognitive And Motor Development ScienceDaily (Apr. 11, 2008) — A study supervised by Université Laval researchers Gina Muckle and Éric Dewailly reveals that omega-3 intake during the last months of pregnancy boosts an infant's sensory, cognitive, and motor development. The details of this finding are published in a recent edition of the Journal of Pediatrics. To come to this conclusion, researchers first measured docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) concentration--a type of omega-3 fatty acid involved in the development of neurons and retinas--in the umbilical cord blood of 109 infants. "DHA concentration in...
  • Cardiovascular Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reviewed

    03/12/2008 6:29:03 PM PDT · by blam · 79 replies · 2,674+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-12-2008 | Mayo Clinic
    Cardiovascular Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reviewed ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2008) — Thousands of research studies have documented how the oils known as omega-3 fatty acids can benefit the cardiovascular system, particularly among people diagnosed with coronary artery disease. The incredible volume of research on this topic creates difficulty for many physicians and patients to stay current with findings and recommendations related to these oils. In the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, contributors briefly summarize current scientific data on omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular health, focusing on who benefits most from their protective effects, recommended guidelines for administration and...
  • Anti-Alzheimer's Mechanism In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Found

    01/02/2008 6:32:19 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 54 replies · 240+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 2, 2008 | University of California - Los Angeles.
    It's good news that we are living longer, but bad news that the longer we live, the better our odds of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Many Alzheimer's researchers have long touted fish oil, by pill or diet, as an accessible and inexpensive "weapon" that may delay or prevent this debilitating disease. Now, UCLA scientists have confirmed that fish oil is indeed a deterrent against Alzheimer's, and they have identified the reasons why. Greg Cole, professor of medicine and neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and associate director of UCLA's Alzheimer Disease Research Center, and his colleagues...
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Parkinson's, Study Says

    11/26/2007 11:26:07 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 66+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11-26-2007 | Laval University.
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Parkinson's, Study Says ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2007) — Omega-3 fatty acids protect the brain against Parkinson's disease, according to a study by Université Laval researchers. This study, supervised by Frederic Calon and Francesca Cicchetti, is the first to demonstrate the protective effect of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids against Parkinson's. Parkinson's disease is caused by the progressive death of the neurons responsible for producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter closely linked with movement control. The disease is usually diagnosed when 50 to 80% of these neurons are already dead, and there is currently no medication...
  • Supermarkets 'Mislead With Omega 3 Claims' (UK)

    10/24/2007 8:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 44+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2007 | Harry Wallop
    Supermarkets 'mislead with omega 3 claims' By Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:13am BST 25/10/2007 Supermarkets and food companies are misleading customers by making baffling health claims about omega 3, an organisation has claimed. Omega 3 is found naturally in oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel The fatty acid has become increasingly popular in recent years after some studies suggested that it can help reduce the risk of heart disease. However, parts of the food industry have been accused by the consumer group Which?of "riding the money-making omega 3 wave". A survey of 2,405 of their members...
  • Omega-3 fatty acids protect against diabetes: study

    09/25/2007 3:34:26 PM PDT · by Dysart · 100 replies · 224+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 9-25-07 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A diet rich in fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids helped cut the risk that children with a family history of diabetes would develop the disease, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. whose study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "It is exciting because it suggests we might be able to develop nutritional interventions to prevent diabetes."Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes in children. It occurs when the immune system goes haywire and starts attacking insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.No one knows exactly what triggers...
  • Binge-Drinking 'Causes Drop In Omega-3 Levels'

    07/25/2007 2:11:46 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 547+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-25-2007 | Nic Fleming
    Binge-drinking 'causes drop in omega-3 levels' By Nic Fleming, Science Correspondent Last Updated: 2:07am BST 25/07/2007 Binge-drinking reduces levels of essential fatty acids which play crucial roles in concentration and memory, scientists have found. Research shows that not only do heavy drinkers need to consume more omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), but that their diets contain lower amounts of the important nutrients. Omega-3 is broken down into the fatty acids which form the structure of brain cell membranes and carry electrical signals between brain cells. Oily fish such as mackerel are a good source of omega-3, which has been shown...
  • Omega-3 fatty acid tied to Alzheimer's prevention

    04/18/2007 9:41:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,074+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 04.18.07 | ANGELA STEWART
    A diet rich in a type of omega-3 fatty acid can help prevent Alzheimer's disease, and a newly discovered molecule might block enzymes in the brain that lead to plaque formations -- a hallmark of the progressive brain disorder -- two new studies suggest. In one of those studies, at the University of California, Irvine, scientists used genetically engineered mice and it is reportedly the first to show that an omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA for short, can slow the accumulation of tau, a protein that leads to plaque and tangles in brain tissue seen in...
  • Jersey scientists find a possible key to autism

    02/18/2007 5:39:43 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 46 replies · 1,472+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 2/18/2007 | Peggy O'Crowley
    Jersey scientists find a possible key to autism A team of New Jersey scientists believes it has found ways to detect biological risk factors for autism through simple urine and blood tests, a discovery that could lead to groundbreaking medical treatment for the neurological disorder. The team of 16 scientists, mostly drawn from the campuses of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, say their findings, the result of more than two years of study on how the body breaks down fatty acids, could be a breakthrough for what is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the nation, with...
  • In Europe It’s Fish Oil After Heart Attacks, but Not in U.S.

    10/02/2006 9:15:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 100 replies · 2,886+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    ROME — Every patient in the cardiac care unit at the San Filippo Neri Hospital who survives a heart attack goes home with a prescription for purified fish oil, or omega-3 fatty acids. “It is clearly recommended in international guidelines,” said Dr. Massimo Santini, the hospital’s chief of cardiology, who added that it would be considered tantamount to malpractice in Italy to omit the drug. In a large number of studies, prescription fish oil has been shown to improve survival after heart attacks and to reduce fatal heart rhythms. The American College of Cardiology recently strengthened its position on the...
  • UCLA study shows altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate

    08/07/2006 7:22:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 160+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 08.01.06 | Rachel Champeau
    UCLA study shows altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate UCLA researchers found that altering the fatty acid ratio found in the typical Western diet to include more omega-3 fatty acids and decrease the amount of omega-6 fatty acids may reduce prostate cancer tumor growth rates and PSA levels. Published in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research, this initial animal-model study is one of the first to show the impact of diet on lowering an inflammatory response known to promote prostate cancer tumor progression and could lead to new treatment approaches....
  • Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever

    05/25/2006 2:20:45 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 19 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | September 27, 2005 | Ray Kurzweil & Terry Grossman, M.D.
    Immortality is within our grasp . . . In Fantastic Voyage, high-tech visionary Ray Kurzweil teams up with life-extension expert Terry Grossman, M.D., to consider the awesome benefits to human health and longevity promised by the leading edge of medical science--and what you can do today to take full advantage of these startling advances. Citing extensive research findings that sound as radical as the most speculative science fiction, Kurzweil and Grossman offer a program designed to slow aging and disease processes to such a degree that you should be in good health and good spirits when the more extreme...
  • Oily fish 'no clear benefits'

    03/24/2006 4:21:27 AM PST · by MadIvan · 83 replies · 1,590+ views
    This is London ^ | March 24, 2006 | Staff
    Claims that oily fish is good for people's health are not backed by strong evidence, experts have said.Researchers studied the effects of omega 3 fats on death rates, heart disease and cancer and found there was no evidence of a "clear benefit" of omega 3 fats on health. In a study published in the British Medical Journal, scientists were keen to point out that the importance of omega 3's should not be ruled out. But they warned that the evidence about potential benefits should be regularly reviewed. Omega 3 fats are found in oily fish such as mackerel and fresh...
  • Fish Oil May Not Help Prevent Cancer

    01/24/2006 11:08:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 206+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/06 | Lindsey Tanner - ap
    CHICAGO - Fish oil, seen as beneficial for reducing heart disease risks, probably doesn't help prevent cancer, according to a review of studies involving more than 700,000 patients. Researchers examined data from 38 studies that tracked patients for up to 30 years, and said most showed there is no cancer protection from omega-3 fatty acids. Although a few studies found some risk reduction for cancers of the breast, prostate and lung, those studies were relatively small and not definitive, said Dr. Catherine MacLean, the lead author and a researcher at the Rand Corp. and Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare...
  • Fish Diet 'Brings A Brighter Baby'

    01/19/2006 6:38:52 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 929+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Fish diet 'brings a brighter baby' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 20/01/2006) Pregnant women who eat more fish, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, tend to have brighter, more sociable children, claim researchers. The amount of omega-3 helps to determine the child's intelligence, fine motor skills - the ability to manipulate small objects and hand and eye co-ordination - and the propensity to anti-social behaviour, says a study by Dr Joseph Hibbeln, of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.Omega-3 is found in oily fish like salmon The findings, which were presented to a meeting in London this week, show...
  • The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient

    12/01/2005 10:05:56 AM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 528+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 11.11.05 | Bob Conrad
    The nude mouse tale: Omega-3 fats save the life of a terminal cancer patient Category: Cancer/Oncology News Article Date: 11 Nov 2005 Ron Pardini is not a medical doctor. Yet he is seen as a hero by his cancer-stricken neighbor, "D.H." Pardini helped the 78-year-old after D.H. was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. "In 2000 he was told by his doctor he had only a few months to live," said Pardini, a professor of biochemistry and associate director of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Nevada, Reno. "But five years later, he is still alive, and has...
  • Eating fish regularly delays dementia: study

    10/10/2005 3:35:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,121+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/10/05 | Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Eating fish at least once a week slows the toll aging takes on the brain, while obesity at midlife doubles the risk of dementia, a pair of studies concluded on Monday. Omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish have been shown to boost brain functioning as well as cutting the risk of stroke, and eating fish regularly appears to protect the brain as people age, the six-year study of Chicago residents said. "The rate of (mental) decline was reduced by 10 percent to 13 percent per year among persons who consumed one or more fish meals per week...
  • Fish Oil Compound Plus Anesthetic May Fight Breast Cancer (Combo cut tumor cell spread in 1/2)

    06/16/2005 10:37:56 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 730+ views
    A combination of omega-3 fatty acids, found naturally in oily fish, and the anesthetic propofol appears effective in fighting breast cancer and may provide the basis for the development of new drugs to treat the disease, researchers report. In laboratory tests, this combination reduced the ability of breast cancer cells to turn into malignant tumors -- inhibiting cancer cell migration by 50 percent and greatly reducing their metastatic activity, the study said. Researchers at the Methodist Research Institute and Indiana University in Indianapolis studied the effects on breast cancer cells of two omega-3 fatty acids - docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and...