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More than 9 in 10 Americans are deficient in vitamin E, putting them at higher risk for brain damage

5/5/2015 - Vitamin E is an important fat-soluble antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting the body against free radical damage. It can also prevent inflammation and reduce signs of aging. New research conducted at Oregon State University has found that vitamin E deficiency might put people at a higher...

Reduce inflammation with the ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids

6/30/2014 - Chronic inflammation at the cellular and systemic level is the major underlying factor in all chronic disease. Fatty acids make up the cell membrane and have an intimate role in the hormonal responses throughout the body. The ideal ratio of essential omega-6 to omega-3 fats is critical to cellular health...

Omega-3 fatty acid, DHA switches off cellular inflammation to slash chronic disease risk

8/12/2013 - Medical researchers have become increasingly aware that many chronic illnesses ranging from cardiovascular disease and cancer to dementia and arthritis are fueled by excess cellular inflammation. Systemic inflammation creates an environment that is conducive to genetic alterations and can lead to immune...

DHA shown to reduce proteins involved in liver fibrosis; good news for the obese

8/6/2013 - A four year study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, supported by the National Institutes of Health and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and co-authored by graduate students Christopher M. Depner and Kenneth A. Philbrick of the Nutrition Graduate Program at OSU, have shown the...

DHA found to reduce aggression and violent behavior in young men: Research

6/21/2013 - The omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) decreases aggressive behavior in young adults, studies have shown. Notably, having more DHA in the diet appears to help young people cope better with stressful situations. One of the earlier studies into this effect was conducted by researchers from...

DHA from fish oil improves aggression and impulsivity

5/2/2013 - A study of the effect of DHA and vitamin supplements on aggressive and impulsive behaviors showed that DHA, but not the vitamins, had a positive effect. The study group included 200 young men, with an average age of 20 years, with no history of antisocial behavior. They were given 672 mg of DHA per...

Is your brain getting enough of this critical nutrient?

11/5/2012 - Long chain omega-3 fatty acids Ecosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are critical for brain and eye health and development throughout the course of life. The western diet is deficient in high quality omega-3 fatty acids and is loaded with processed vegetable oils. This critical imbalance...

Fructose makes you stupid; DHA makes you smart

5/25/2012 - A recent study in rats examined the effect of omega-3 fats (particularly DHA) and fructose on memory. Rats were trained to solve a maze and then given either a diet with omega-3 fats (DHA and flax seed oil) or one deficient in omega-3 fats. Each group was further divided into those also fed fructose...

DHA used in infant formula products comes from genetically modified algae

12/9/2011 - One of the most vulnerable segments of the population -- infants -- are being affected as chemical giant Martek Biosciences uses cronyism to have its patented GMO products classified as organic. The National Organic Program is trying to correct this, but in the meantime the "organic" infant formula...

Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA improve insulin resistance and boost cardiovascular health

11/22/2011 - Compelling evidence now exists to demonstrate that heart disease is largely caused by the proliferation of increased levels of small, dense LDL cholesterol particles that have become oxidized in the blood and of abnormalities relating to insulin resistance. Both factors combine to deal a potentially...

Omega-3 fats DHA and EPA lower risk of premature death by more than eighty percent

9/30/2011 - Many people make the potentially fatal presumption that aging, chronic diseases and premature aging are natural events that come with advancing years. A plethora of current research studies confirm that nothing could be farther from the truth. In addition to super-nutrient (such as resveratrol, curcumin...

Omega-3 DHA fat dampens brain inflammation to lower stroke risk, improves cognitive function

9/15/2011 - Several recently published articles highlight the critical importance of Omega-3 fats from fatty fish consumption and fish oil supplements. Scientists publishing in the journal Stroke demonstrate that the active DHA Omega-3 fat component helps brain cells to better withstand the stress load placed on...

Large study confirms that omega 3s produce healthy babies

8/10/2011 - Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is crucial for the development and maintenance of the brain and nervous system, especially in young children (http://www.naturalnews.com/016353.html). And a new study published in the journal Pediatrics adds to this, having found that pregnant women who supplement...

USDA refuses to enforce organic standards, allows questionable omega-3s in Horizon organic milk (correction)

3/22/2011 10:13:15 PM - CORRECTION: The following article originally contained errors that have since been corrected. The life'sDHA omega-3 and omega-6 additives used in some Horizon organic dairy products are NOT derived from genetically-modified (GM) sources. Additionally, these same additives have NOT been extracted using...

Super Omega-3 fat protects the heart and arteries and can prevent blindness

3/20/2011 - As the population of American baby boomers continues to swell, age related afflictions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and complications such as blindness are growing at a similar pace. The number of people aged 65 or older will double over the next 20 years creating an epidemic of chronic...

Obtain cellular health with Omega 3 Fatty Acids

2/3/2011 - Numerous studies are linking the intake of omega-3 oils with improvements in cognitive function, visual acuity, and overall brain development. Our western culture has introduced processed vegetable oils and man-made fats that are inflaming and retard normal brain growth. Increasing high quality, long-chain...

Carnitine, Curcumin and DHA - Nutrient trio boosts brain health and cognition

12/13/2010 - Cognitive decline and memory loss are considered a normal function of aging by millions of people. A `senior moment` is the term coined to describe momentary forgetfulness that some people experience from time to time. Lapses in memory are not normal and are a strong indicator of brain decline that...

Omega-3 Fat DHA: Harness the Power and Slash Risk of Diabetes and Brain Aging

10/27/2010 - Human genetics have evolved by harnessing the power of a wide variety of nutrients which have been available in our food supply for countless generations. Over the past half century many of these natural nutrients which are so essential to our health have been slowly and systematically removed from...

Green Tea and DHA: Nutrients Promote Health and Assist Weight Loss

9/25/2010 - Green tea and the Omega-3 fatty acid DHA combine to provide a powerful natural shield against certain forms of cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia while assisting weight loss and maintenance. Both of these nutrients directly target gene sequences which have been shown to lower disease risk while...

New research: omega-3s may treat male infertility

5/4/2010 - (Natural News) More than two million married couples in the U.S. are unable to conceive a child and, according to the National Institutes of Health, male infertility is the cause about 40% of the time. Now a University of Illinois (UI) study recently published in the Journal of Lipid Research offers...

Synthetic DHA and ARA in Baby Formula is Causing Infant Illness

11/9/2009 - For years, baby formula manufacturers have been fortifying and reformulating their blends in an effort to poise their products as equal or superior to natural breast milk. Beginning in 2002, many producers began supplementing their mixtures with synthetic forms of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic...

Fish Oils Reduce Size of Cancer Tumors

8/6/2009 - The omega-3 essential fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is more effective at reducing the size of breast cancer tumors than the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, and can also reduce that drug's harmful side effects, reports a new study published in the journal Cell Division. "Our results...

Martek Biosciences, Infant Formula and the Toxic Solvent Hexane - a NaturalNews Investigation

5/22/2009 - In 2003, an explosion occurred downstream from the Martek Biosciences manufacturing facility where hexane is used to extract DHA used in infant formula products. Hexane is a highly explosive chemical, and a Kentucky State Fire Marshal concluded it was the release of hexane from the Martek manufacturing...

Key Nutrients Help Maintain Brain Function throughout Lifetime

2/13/2009 - If you want to stay mentally sharp all your life, new research shows the time to intervene is now. Alzheimer's disease and dementia have complex causes that involve nutritional neglect as well as genetic risk factors and predisposition. Genetic risk factors for cognitive decline may remain dormant and...

The Powerful Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Preventing Diseases of Inflammation: The Experts Speak

2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed. Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...

DHA: A Proven Breakthrough for Pre-Mature Babies

1/20/2009 - According to ScienceDaily, Australian researchers found that DHA (decosahexaenoic acid), the most predominant essential fatty acid in our brain tissue, is not developed sufficiently in babies born before 33 weeks' gestation, leading to possible impaired mental development. With DHA supplementation,...

Study Examines Importance of DHA for Brain Development in Children

11/26/2008 - Supplementation with the essential omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can increased blood levels of the nutrient, which prior studies have linked to improve cognitive performance in young children, according to an industry-funded study conducted by researchers from Pedia Research LLC and...

Raise Your Child's IQ With Adequate Amounts of DHA

2/24/2008 - If you want to produce brainy children, feed them brain food. Brain development of babies and children is highly influenced by nutritional intake. Children who are fed inadequate amounts of a key nutrient will have inadequate brain growth and development resulting in lower IQ's, reduced language development,...

The Omega-3 Fatty Acid DHA Confirmed to Deter Alzheimer's

2/15/2008 - The exact mechanism by which the omega-3 fatty acid DHA deters Alzheimer's disease has been determined. Fish oil has long been advocated as an affordable supplement to prevent or at least delay this disease. Finally, UCLA scientists have confirmed this claim and now know the details of the underlying...

DHA fatty acid helps halt Alzheimer's progression

12/3/2007 - A type of omega-3 fatty acid called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may help prevent the abnormal clumping of certain proteins that leads to the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The research was conducted by scientists from the University...

DHA Omega-3 Oil Improves Blood Lipid Profiles

11/6/2007 - Supplementing with an omega-3 fatty acid called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve blood lipid levels in men with high triglycerides, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers recruited 34 moderately hypertriglyceridemic but otherwise healthy...

Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent dementia, U.S. study suggests

11/16/2006 - A study by researchers at Tufts University in Boston has added to growing evidence that suggests increased levels of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenioc acid (DHA) in the blood can significantly lower the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. "Subjects with baseline plasma PC DHA levels in...

Most Women Unaware of Key Nutrient Needed for Babies’ Development During Pregnancy (press release)

11/2/2006 - Most women are aware of only two of the “Big 3” nutrients considered essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding, according to a Kelton Research survey sponsored by the Society for Women’s Health Research, a Washington, D.C.- based national advocacy organization. The majority of women surveyed know...

Brain health dramatically improved by intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils

1/2/2006 - It's no secret that long-term diet and nutrition choices have an effect on the way we look and feel; but new studies show that nutrition can also affect the way we think. As it turns out, there really is such a thing as “food for thought.” It may seem strange that what we put in our stomachs can have...

Oh Mama! Bars provide convenience, nutrition for expectant mothers

9/20/2005 - If you're ever shopping for maternity wear for a friend or family member, pay attention to the growing selection of clothing. You might notice that they make business suits for expecting women -- even for those late in their pregnancy. Women, in fact, are working later and later into their pregnancies,...

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