Omega-3 Archive

FCCC.edu – Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, with more than 200,000 women diagnosed each year. Being exposed to estrogen over a long period of time is one factor that can increase a woman’s risk of developing the disease. One way a woman can combat this risk factor is by taking […]

FHCRC.org – A study of Yup’ik Eskimos in Alaska, who on average consume 20 times more omega-3 fats from fish than people in the lower 48 states, suggests that a high intake of these fats helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer […]

Aftau.org – Scientists today agree that there are five molecules that are known to affect or cause Alzheimer’s disease, which plagues an estimated five million Americans. The potency of these molecules is linked to environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle. Prof. Daniel Michaelson of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Neurobiology at the George S. […]

Fish oil supplements high in the omega-3 essential fatty acid EPA may prevent muscle mass loss and weight loss that commonly occur in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy, according to a new clinical analysis. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that supplementing the diet with […]

ACS.org – People who follow a vegan diet lifestyle – strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind – can often have insuficient levels of both vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids, which can increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries,” – […]

A deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids in Western diets has been implicated in many disorders. A new laboratory study of a diet low in omega-3 fatty acids has shown that reduced levels of omega-3 had deleterious consequences on brain synaptic functions and emotional behavior. Specifically the study revealed that without adequate omega-3s, the receptors in […]