Category Archives for Omega-3

Why these depression treatments don’t get more notice

Because they’re cheap, easy, and safe is the short answer – especially cheap, which means no profit. Hence, no promotion or notice. Take a look at some recent papers by Michael Maes (et al.),

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More on IQ and omega-3 fats

Can omega-3 fats increase IQ? The answer must be tentative, but the brain responds to the dietary omega-6/3 ratio: Gene expression and molecular composition of phospholipids in rat brain in relation to

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Is the Japanese IQ advantage due to nutrition?

I’ve contended for some time that the Japanese IQ advantage over those of European stock may well be due to nutrition, notably the provision in the diet of more omega-3 fatty acids. See, for example,

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Does fish oil decrease lifespan?

A new study found that giving fish oil to mice decreased their lifespan: Dietary supplementation with Lovaza and krill oil shortens the life span of long-lived F1 mice Marine oils rich in ω-3 polyunsaturated

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Has the “Eskimo myth” been “exploded?

Vegan physician Neal Barnard writes in HuffPo: New Study Explodes the ‘Eskimo Myth’. The idea is that Eskimos (what happened to ‘Inuit”?) have more heart disease than has been recognized

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Omega-3 fights cancer

The following is a study done with cell culture, which shows that DHA, an omega-3 fat, severely messes with cancer cells. Docosahexaenoic acid attenuates breast cancer cell metabolism and the Warburg phenotype

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How do omega-3 fatty acids work?

The Scientist features an article that will be absolutely riveting – no joke – for anyone interested in cell physiology and nutrition: Omega-3s: Fishing for a MechanismDespite abundant evidence

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Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease immune function

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil are well-known as modulators of inflammation, this being the mode of action responsible for their effectiveness against the diseases of civilization, such as heart disease

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Omega-6 / omega-3 ratio correlates with telomere length

Telomere length is correlated with lifespan; once a telomere becomes too short, the affected cell becomes senescent. Omega-3 fatty acids, oxidative stress, and leukocyte telomere length: A randomized controlled

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Breast milk, omega-3 fatty acids, and IQ

Breast milk and subsequent intelligence quotient in children born preterm Lucas A, Morley R, Cole TJ, Lister G, Leeson-Payne C.Source MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, UK.Abstract There is considerable

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Prevention of Psychosis

Long-Chain ω-3 Fatty Acids for Indicated Prevention of Psychotic Disorders Context The use of antipsychotic medication for the prevention of psychotic disorders is controversial. Long-chain ω-3 (omega-3)

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Lots of Sugar and No Omega-3 = Memory Loss

‘Metabolic syndrome’ in the brain: deficiency in omega-3 fatty acid exacerbates dysfunctions in insulin receptor signalling and cognition Key points  • We provide novel evidence

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