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More Controversy and Challenges to 2018 JAMA Fish Oil Study

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 10 large trials totaling 77,917 subjects […]

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Clinical Combo Powerhouse: n-3 PUFA & ɤ-Linolenic Acid in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study explores the combined effects of marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and ɤ-linolenic acid (GLA) as anti-inflammatory agents to help in the treatment of inflammatory disorder of rheumatoid arthritis. Shifting the Pathological Changes of Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common autoimmune disorders. The main characteristic of RA is […]

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Omegas and Autism: 3 Studies Show Promise for Some Spectrum Disorder Symptoms

As parents and pediatricians struggle to find effective therapies for children with autistic spectrum disorders, researchers are honing in on the mechanisms of Omega fatty acids in brain development for this complex systemic condition. We’ve collected some recent studies on Omegas and autism that show promise. Recent Study Abstracts on Omegas and Autism 1. Effect […]

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Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Deficiencies & Potential Mechanisms in ADHD

Deficiency in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) has recently been investigated as a potential pathogenetic mechanism in ADHD ((Stevens et al, 1995). Although current pharmacotherapies, such as methylphenidate and atomoxetine, are able to improve ADHD symptoms, there is still about 20-40% of patients with ADHD who do not benefit from these medications (Pliszka et […]

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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 in elderly people between a […]

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Omega-3 fatty acids reduce breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

The anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 fatty acids may lower the breast cancer risk of obese, post-menopausal women. A study published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids have a specific protective effect for obese, post menopausal women with dense breast tissue. Andrea Manni, professor and division chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Penn State […]

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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, a GOED publication, and edited […]

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Omega-3 May Improve Quality of Life for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

The addition of intravenous omega-3 fatty acids to anti-tumor medications for pancreatic cancer may improve quality of life (QOL) and clinical response, according to researchers from the University Hospitals of Leicester, UK. The authors report that the first clinical trial of intravenous (IV) ω-3FAs as a therapeutic agent in any cancer setting was very encouraging. […]

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