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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) and (more…) RELATED ARTICLES A Study […]

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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 giving (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Omegas May […]

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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 to (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Omegas May […]

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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, (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Omegas May […]

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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 (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Omegas May […]

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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 play a bigger role in reducing ALS risk and (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Omegas May […]

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metabolic syndrome

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

A new omega is emerging, omega-7s. Palmitoleic acid is a monounsaturated omega-7 fatty acid that research suggests may have additional benefits for cardiovascular health. A Harvard study of more than 400 fatty acids suggested that palmitoleic acid may function as a lipokine, a fat with hormone-like biological activity. Also, the (more…) RELATED ARTICLES SPECIAL REPORT: […]

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Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Integrative Treatments to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Evidence-based integrative therapies can be used to modify any risky lipoprotein and inflammatory patient profiles, including medications, functional foods, supplements, and lifestyle approaches. The focus of this review is to examine how to change low-density lipoproteins, high-density lipoproteins, triglycerides, and C-reactive protein using functional foods, dietary supplements, exercise and pharmaceuticals (more…) RELATED ARTICLES SPECIAL REPORT: […]

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