Aspirin and EPA Show Promise for Reducing the Numbers of Precancerous Colon Polyps

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Both aspirin and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), reduced the number of precancerous colon polyps in patients found to be at high risk of developing bowel cancer, according to new research published in the journal Lancet. This study, called the seAFOod Trial, is the result of a multidisciplinaryRead …

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New Study Shows that Higher Omega-3 Blood Levels Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults

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A new study published in Nutrients shows that higher blood levels of the long-chain Omega-3 EPA and DHA are associated with cognitive benefits in older adults. In this study, researchers from the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study examined the prospective associations of omega-3 and omega-6 levels in red blood cells (RBCs) withRead …

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Three Study Summaries on Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Chronic Disease

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Below are three peer-reviewed studies showing the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids in addressing chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, cognitive impairment, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Study 1: DHA, EPA, and GLA for Rheumatoid Arthritis Researchers evaluated the effects of supplemented marine polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplying DHA and EPA,Read …

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Patient Infographic Posters on Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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In partnership with GOED (Global Organization for EPA, DHA, Omega-3s), an industry trade association for Omega-3 fatty acids, we are offering a series of educational patient infographics to place in your patient exam rooms. Each of the seven infographics and videos explains the values of Omega-3 fatty acids for brain,Read …

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Omega-3 and Moist Compresses for Novel Approach to Dry Eyes

As many as 25% of Americans suffer from dry eyes or a related abnormality of the ocular surface. As this pilot study shows, a combination treatment of warm heat compresses and an Omega-3 fatty acid supplement can be an effective treatment option for dry eye disease (DED). Published in AlternativeRead …

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Omegas May Play a Role in Correcting Lipoprotein Patterns in Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is a multifaceted combination of cardiovascular disease risk factors and co-morbidities that include abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, mildly elevated blood pressure and fasting glucose, and low HDL-cholesterol.  Disagreements remain as to whether MetSyn risk factors act synergistically or independently. However the alterations in plasma triglycerides (TG) andRead …

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More Controversy and Challenges to 2018 JAMA Fish Oil Study

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Negative opinions on the conclusions continue in response to a recent Journal of the American Heart Association study, Associations of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement Use with Cardiovascular Disease Risks. Jeff Bland, Ph.D. calls the JAMA fish oil study one of the most controversial in recent history. The meta-analysis reviewed 10Read …

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Jeffrey Bland PhD on Cardiogenomics, Omega-Fatty Acids and the Future of Personalized Medicine

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In the attached article from Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Cardiology Meets Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, Jeffrey Bland, PhD says “this is an exciting time for medicine.” He writes, “We are witnessing the creation of a new approach to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It is an omnigenic approach—poweredRead …

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