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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A Study Review: What Every Clinician Needs to Know About Brain Health and Omega-3s

By Sally Lynch, from Biotics Research / Not long ago, we seemed to accept the notion that humans only use 10% of their brains, as if the other 90% would remain a mystery forever. Today, not only has that myth been debunked, research on the brain is exploding and givingRead …

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Statement from CRN’s Duffy MacKay, N.D. in the Value of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Health

In Jan. 2018, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study, “Associations of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement Use With Cardiovascular Disease Risks.” The study received a number of negative media reports citing that Omega-3 fatty acids do little to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In response toRead …

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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.

Integrative Treatments to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Recognizing the contribution and inter-relatedness of lipoprotein risk factors is critical to prioritizing treatment strategies for cardiovascular risk reduction. Lipoprotein factors still dominate risk for developing cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction. Some emerging risk factors such as C-reactive protein…

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,Read …

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

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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 anyRead …

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