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STUPID: Washington Post claims omega-3s are useless; science shows they improve diabetes, brain health and more

8/25/2015 - Whenever there's an opportunity to mock and discredit the health benefits of nutrition, the mainstream media is right there, ready to pounce. If nutrition can be made out to be confusing and irrelevant to well being, then the public will dismiss it altogether, gravitating toward a life of junk food...

Scientists inject nematode genes into cattle DNA to alter beef composition

7/22/2015 - Scientists are celebrating the "successful" genetic engineering of cows -- spliced with genes from nematode worms -- that make beef with a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids, in a study conducted by researchers from Northwest A&F University and the National Beef Cattle Improvement Centre (both in...

73% of pregnant women are deficient in essential omega-3s, but Big Pharma says they are only deficient in vaccines

4/10/2015 - Seventy-three percent of pregnant women are failing to meet the daily recommended intake of long-chain omega-3s, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary and published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. This...

Omega-3s boost brain health by improving neuron cell membrane functionality

8/21/2014 - Most Americans have an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid imbalance due to the prevalence of unsaturated omega-6 fatty acids from polyunsaturated processed oils in processed foods. It should minimally be three to one omega-6 to omega-3, while one to one is considered ideal by experts. But it's estimated...

Low omega-3s in children causes difficulties in reading, learning

9/24/2013 - The more that academic research is done on omega-3 fatty acids, the more science proves what we've known here for years: That they have distinct health benefits that can no longer seriously be ignored. The latest research comes from the respected Oxford University in the UK, where scientists have...

Omega-3s dramatically inhibit breast cancer tumor growth

2/22/2013 - A new study just published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry appears to be the first to provide what the researchers call "unequivocal evidence that omega-3s reduce cancer risk." So, how much of a risk are they talking about? A huge one. The scientists from the University of Guelph found...

Making omega-3s work better

11/4/2012 - Omega-3 fats make for better bodies in many ways. They help protect heart, brain, joint, skin, immune, and vision health. However, omega-3s are highly fragile and need protection in their own right. Once oxidized, they're more harmful than helpful. Several nutrients protect omega-3s to help them work...

Monsanto preys on popularity of omega-3s by developing GMO soybean that produces fake fish oil

8/12/2011 - Leave it to Monsanto to take a good thing and corrupt it for financial gain. According to a recent report in Forbes, the multinational biotechnology-slash-agriculture-manipulating monolith has developed a new genetically-modified (GM) soybean that artificially produces stearidonic acid, a type of omega-3...

Without genetically modified soy or dwindling fish - Flaxseed meets omega-3 needs

7/20/2011 - Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are the only essential fats that humans need from dietary sources. Although studies are inconsistent, some evidence indicates that consuming more omega-3s relative to omega-6s could be beneficial to the cardiovascular system and possibly have other health benefits as...

What you need to know about omega-3s (Opinion)

6/24/2011 7:06:20 PM - Rather than get really technical and bore you to death with long chemical words, there are two fatty acids that are considered "essential". One is omega-3 (alpha-linoleic acid) and the other is omega-6 (linoleic acid). Both are polyunsaturated oils and are considered "essential" because the body cannot...

Eskimo study shows power of omega-3s to protect health, even in obese

3/31/2011 - Overweight and worried about your health risks? You should be. Obesity has become an epidemic in the US and it goes hand in hand with a host of other modern-day "epidemics", including diabetes and heart disease. Ready to do something about it? Consider this potentially life-saving move: start upping...

Omega-3s are incredibly potent anti-inflammatory supplements

12/15/2010 - Omega-3 fatty acids are "incredibly potent" anti-inflammatories, which may explain why they have been linked with lowered rates of diabetes and heart disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Diego and published in the journal Cell. In an experiment...

Consume more omega-3s to protect your eyesight

12/4/2010 - A new study published in the journal Ophthalmology confirms that omega-3 fatty acids help to maintain eye health and protect against age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration. Researchers from the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine observed that people who eat lots of...

News coverage about a flawed omega-3 study reveals truth about media's inaccurate health reporting

9/21/2010 - Scientists have conducted numerous studies (http://www.naturalnews.com/omega-3.html) over the past decade showing the remarkable health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids -- the kind of "good" fat found in cold water fish like salmon and some plant foods such as walnuts. Recently, Dutch researchers published...

Omega 3s reduce risk of colon cancer

7/15/2010 - A study released by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has found that high omega-3 consumption helps to prevent colon cancer. Dr. Sangmi Kim and her team discovered what many other studies have already found, mainly that omega-3s are anti-inflammatory cancer fighters. The research...

Omega-3s linked to longevity

3/25/2010 - Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, have found that omega-3 fatty acids have another beneficial effect besides maintaining a healthy heart. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study found that patients with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in...

New study: omega-3s may treat schizophrenia, ADD, Huntington’s and other nervous system diseases

1/11/2010 - Research just published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience provides evidence that adequate omega-3 fatty acids are needed for healthy nervous systems. That could explain why low levels of omega-3s are associated with the information processing difficulties experienced by people with bipolar, obsessive-compulsive,...

Glucosamine and Omega-3s are a Winning Com-bone-ation

12/4/2009 - Glucosamine has a virtual monopoly in the joint health market, but a recent study from Germany shows that glucosamine would be wise to make room for another joint health jewel: omega-3s. Omega-3 fatty acids have been heralded for their health promoting properties for awhile now, primarily in the...

Young boys need abundant omega-3s for strong bones, scientists find

11/10/2009 - Regular readers of NaturalNews have long been aware of the importance of adequate omega-3 fatty acids in the diet (http://www.naturalnews.com/omega-3.html). These healthy fats, abundant in cold water fish like salmon, have been found to prevent and/or treat a diverse list of conditions -- from prostate...

Omega-3s beat depression

10/20/2009 - You're probably already aware of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular health, but did you know that omega-3s are also extremely beneficial for moods and cognitive function? In fact, there's a tremendous amount of good evidence demonstrating that omega-3 fatty acids can help enhance...

Omega-3s From Fish Oil Protect Against Prostate Cancer

8/2/2009 - A higher dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids may protect men from prostate cancer even if they have a genetic predisposition to the disease, researchers have found. "We detected strong protective associations between increasing intake of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and more advanced...

Omega-3s - Fish Oils, Flaxseed Oil and Prostate Cancer - What do the Experts Say?

4/20/2009 - Just how good are fish oils, flaxseed oils and other omega-3s at preventing prostate cancer? According to the experts quoted below, they may represent some of the most powerful anti-cancer nutrients available today! Read this large collection of quotes on omega-3 oils and prostate cancer, and you'll...

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...

New Study Shows Omega-3s Reduce Appetite

11/7/2008 - Omega-3 fatty acids can help dieters feel full longer and eat less, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Navarra, University of Iceland and University College Cork and published in the journal Appetite. "[Omega-3s] could improve the patients' compliance to changes...

How Omega-6s Usurped Omega-3s in US Diet (press release)

10/26/2006 - Has a little-known family of polyunsaturated fatty acids called Omega-6s, which has quietly permeated the Western diet in recent decades, nullified the impact of heart disease-fighting omega-3s? According to a new book, The Queen of Fats, Americans now have so many omega-6s in our bodies that eating...

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...

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