Linoleic Acid Study: Inflammatory Response is Gene Dependent

The effects of linoleic acid on the human body are largely dependent on genes, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found that people carrying different variants of the FADS1 gene had a different inflammatory response and differentRead …

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Omega-3 & ALA Fatty Acids May Reduce Lou Gehrig’s Disease Risk

Omega-3 fatty acids may play a role in cutting one’s risk of fatal neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by one third, a new study suggests from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The research suggests that EFA’s could be part of prevention or integrative therapeutic treatment for ALS. By Kathryn C. Fitzgerald, M.Sc, JAMA Neurology, July 2014.

WHITE PAPER: Clinical Apps for Omega-7 & Omega-3 in Cardio Health

Omega-3 fatty acids have been widely studied for decades, with wellestablished benefits to maintaining multiple aspects of cardiovascular health. Emerging science on omega-7 fatty acids is also promising, specifically in regards to lipid metabolism. Content Courtesy of Metagenics, Clinical Applications of Omega-7 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Cardiovascular Health.

Palmitoleic Acid Research Review

Within the world of essential fatty acids, a significant amount of interest is reserved for omega 3s and specifically for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Another omega is gaining prominence called omega-7 (n-7), a palmitoleic acid also known for supporting cardiovascular health. When researchers look at the cardio-value of the Mediterranean diet, they see a complex interaction between multiple fatty acids, including omega-3s, omega-6s, omega-9s and omega-7s. The balance of these fats is crucial for overall wellness and longevity. The focus for this slideshow is palmitoleic, a lesser known but the fifth most commonly abundant fatty acid in the body. This is a review of the most recent research on Omega-7s.

Linoleic Acid Modulates HDL-cholesterol & Obesity-related Traits

A recent study in Clinical Nutrition study, published July 2017, is providing further evidence of the value of personalized nutrition and nutrigenomics. Researchers studied whether dietary linoleic acid (LA) or α-linolenic acid (ALA) can modulate the expression of genes that influence lipid and anthropometric phenotypes. This meta-analysis of 3069 FrenchRead …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Advances in dietary alpha-linolenic acid

The December 2014 issue of Fats of Life highlighted the results from the Cardiovascular Health Study, a large prospective cohort study of elderly Americans. In that study, the association of linoleic acid with cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes of death in elderly people was reported. Significant associations were shown to exist

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Potential Inhibition of Cognitive Decline with B Vitamins & Omega-3s

This article, provided by our content partner Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED), discusses a previously unknown association related to the possible inhibition of progressive brain atrophy in mildly impaired elderly people with higher omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and B-vitamins. Previously published in Fats of Life,Read …

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