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Help for Epilepsy? EFAs reduce seizure frequency

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Scientists from England report that omega-3 fatty acid supplements may help epileptics reduce seizure frequency and help attenuate inflammation. ÔÇťAnimal studies and a preliminary clinical observation suggest that nutritional supplementation" with long chain omega-3 supplements "may be useful in the nonpharmacological treatment of patients with epilepsy," neurologists from University College London noted. "Omega-3 fatty acids [...]

Fatty Acids and Epilepsy: DHA levels often low in patients

By | June 24th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial to the proper development and function of cell membranes in the brain. But one particular fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is found at abnormally low levels in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy, according to researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The study was based on 41 persons with a common [...]

Omega-3 and the healthy, happy brain

By | May 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Omega-3 fatty acids are important components of nerve and brain cell membranes and have been highly touted to benefit conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder (ADD). In a new study, researchers from the KIRC in Israel looked at how these beneficial fats might also help alleviate epileptic seizures. For this study, five [...]