omega-6

Fats for Bones? Proper ratio of omega fats can ward off osteoporosis

Maintaining a proper balance of dietary fats may ward off much of the bone loss associated with post-menopausal osteoporosis, according to a recent study by scientists at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. The researchers found that diets with a low ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids minimized the [...]

Fats for Bones? Proper ratio of omega fats can ward off osteoporosis 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Depression Linked to Fats Ratio: Low omega-3, high omega-6 may be responsible

A group of researchers from Israel has discovered that rats exhibiting the signs of depression have increased levels of the omega-6 fatty acid, arachidonic acid, in their brains. There is also evidence that depression may be associated with a dietary deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids. This "phospholipid hypothesis" of depression has been supported by research [...]

Depression Linked to Fats Ratio: Low omega-3, high omega-6 may be responsible 2018-02-15T15:53:06+00:00

Plant Power: Omega-6 oils increase heart benefit from fish oils

Combined fish (omega 3) and plant (omega 6) derived fatty acids are more effective for combating heart disease in women than fish oils alone, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (77, 1:37-42,2003). The study was carried out at the University of Guelph in Canada and showed an estimated [...]

Plant Power: Omega-6 oils increase heart benefit from fish oils 2015-09-09T13:51:17+00:00

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