EPA

Taking EFA pays off for heart patients

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are widely believed to help prevent heart disease, and two recent studies show why. In a joint clinical study, US researchers explored the possible benefits of EFAs for patients with heart disease. In this study, 18 white males with a history of heart disease were randomized into two groups. The groups [...]

Taking EFA pays off for heart patients 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

EFAs aid behaviour, language skills

Taking a combination of high-EPA fish oil and evening primrose oil can improve the behaviour of rowdy kids and help language skills, say researchers from England. In a five-month trial, 65 children with behavioural problems were given the essential fatty acid (EFA) combination. They had a seven month delay in language skill development. “Children taking [...]

EFAs aid behaviour, language skills 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

Is Omega-3 Anticancer? Study finds breast cancer benefits when combined with drug

Omega-3, the fatty acid found in oily fish, could be combined with a commonly used anesthetic to develop drugs to treat breast cancer, according to researchers. Compounds of omega-3 fatty acids and propofol reduce the ability of breast cancer cells to develop into malignant tumours, inhibiting cancer cell migration by 50% and significantly reducing their [...]

Is Omega-3 Anticancer? Study finds breast cancer benefits when combined with drug 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Moms can lower kids’ diabetes risk

Cod liver oil is an important source of vitamin D and the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which aid in the prevention of type 1 diabetes. At Ulleval University Hospital in Norway, researchers investigated whether cod liver oil or other vitamin D supplements could reduce the risk of type [...]

Moms can lower kids’ diabetes risk 2015-09-09T13:50:30+00:00

Finding Balance: Fish oils may help in psychiatric disorder

Women with borderline personality disorder (BPD) may benefit from taking fish oil supplements, according to a study published earlier this year in the American Journal of Psychiatry. There is growing evidence that omega-3 fatty acids, naturally found in cold water fish, may be quite effective in countering some of the more debilitating effects of depression [...]

Finding Balance: Fish oils may help in psychiatric disorder 2018-02-15T15:53:30+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

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