Better Brains: DHA protects against Alzheimer’s

UCLA neuroscientists have shown for the first time that a diet high in the omega-3 fatty acid DHA helps protect the brain against the memory loss and cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. The new research suggests that a DHA-rich diet may lower one's risk of Alzheimer's disease and may help slow progression of the [...]

Better Brains: DHA protects against Alzheimer’s 2019-01-09T14:48:23+00:00

Omega fats may reduce diabetes risk

Scientists at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center report that DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, may improve insulin resistance in overweight individuals. Insulin resistance is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Researcher Yvonne Denkins, PhD, developed a study in which 12 overweight insulin-resistant adults (who did not have full-blown diabetes [...]

Omega fats may reduce diabetes risk 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

EFAs boost learning: “Landmark study”

Food supplements can improve the abilities of children with learning difficulties, a study has shown. The major trial into the effects of essential fatty acids (EFAs) on concentration and learning levels has produced extremely encouraging results and has boosted the hopes of scientists, teachers and parents alike. The study involved 120 children between 6 and [...]

EFAs boost learning: “Landmark study” 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Fish oil fights asthma: two new studies

Asthma is a bronchial disease that hits younger Canadians hard, affecting 13% of all children aged 5 to 19. Though asthma has no cure, its symptoms—wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath—can be managed with medication and nutrition. According to many recent studies, children with asthma may benefit from essential fatty acids. Studies have shown that [...]

Fish oil fights asthma: two new studies 2015-09-09T13:52:24+00:00

Fish Oil: Food for the healthy brain

Despite all the research to back it up, it’s still hard to convince people that some fats are good for us. But the research on the benefits of fish oil may help change some minds—literally! Among their many health benefits, these fats may be one of the best natural approaches to a number of brain [...]

Fish Oil: Food for the healthy brain 2019-01-09T14:48:40+00:00

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