What’s the Best Source of Omega 3’s?

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If you’re of a certain age — actually, anywhere north of 20 years old — you probably don’t have childhood memories of being told to eat your omega 3’s. Roughage, sure. Vitamin C and D, naturally. But essential fatty acids? Not so much. Contrast that with today, and the benefits of omega 3’s are talked… Read more »

Effect of Omega 3’s on Blood Pressure

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Omega 3’s more effective in lowering blood pressure than lifestyle changes. A new study shows that consuming the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA can provide higher levels of certain types of health benefits than some commonly recommended lifestyle changes. The comprehensive study, published online, looked at 70 randomized controlled trials conducted with adults who… Read more »

Omega 3 Benefits for Women and Infants

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Omega 3 Benefits for Women and Infants The impact of omega 3’s on human health is one of those topics that the closer you look, the more there is to see. For example, you probably already know that there are benefits for the heart and cardiac systems. But you might not know about the impressive… Read more »

How to Lift Your Spirits

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10 nutrients that can lift your spirits This January 2014 article provides a broad look at 10 nutrients, including omega 3’s, that are not only healthy, but can also boost happiness and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Omega 3, notes the reporter, “…plays an important role in brain health and contributes up to 18… Read more »

Achieve Better Brain Health

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High levels of omega-3 fatty acids linked to larger brain volume in older adults. A January 2014 news report citing new evidence suggesting a possible connection between higher levels of omega-3 acids and increased brain volume, which could equate to better brain health. “The results suggest that the effect on brain volume is the equivalent… Read more »

Omega 3 Fact Sheet

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Fact Sheet From the WebMD site, a plain-language explanation of the role of omega 3’s in human health, including the different types (ALA, DHA and EPA) and their relative impacts on the heath of the heart and other medical conditions. The authors note: “Studies suggest they help lower the risk of… Read more »

Impact of Omega 3s

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Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid: Evidence This additional resource on the Mayo Clinic’s Patient Care & Health Info section grades the impact of omega 3’s -on specific health issues, such as coronary heart disease and high blood pressure (for which it earns an “A” grade). “There is evidence that an increased intake of… Read more »

Background on Omega 3s

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Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid: Background Mayo Clinic’s Patient Care & Health Info section gives an overview of the latest thinking about the health benefits of omega 3’s. “Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to provide a wide range of health benefits,” says the article, “including a lower risk of coronary heart disease and… Read more »

How do Omega 3s Help?

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It seems you can’t watch TV or surf the Internet — let alone have a chat with your doctor — without hearing about omega 3’s. Even so, there’s still a lot of confusion and misunderstanding — and you may be wondering, how do omega 3’s help? Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way… Read more »